Atlantic communities make short list for federal government's Smart Cities Challenge

A number of Atlantic communities have made the short list for the federal government's Smart Cities Challenge for innovative solutions.

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia is proposing to reduce the effects of energy poverty in the community by implementing clean energy initiatives.

New Brunswick's Fredericton and St. Mary's First Nation are proposing an inclusion plan to improve the welcome for youth, newcomers and an aging population.

The communities making the cut were announced at the national conference of municipalities in Halifax yesterday.