Chaleur Regional Service Commission puts regional recreation file on back burner temporarily

The Chaleur Regional Service Commission has plans for a regional recreation policy on the back burner for the time being.

A study presented to the commission over the summer made several recommendations concerning the use, funding and inventory of the region's recreation infrastructure, however it wasn't included in the 2019 budget.

While the commission still considers it an important file, president Jean-Guy Grant says there other other files that need attention in 2019 such as a study on regional policing.

LSD representatives Donald Gauvin and Charles Comeau voted against the budget, fearing the file would 'fall through the cracks'.

Bathurst mayor Paolo Fongemie says the file is important when it comes to the well-being of citizens but adds it's a question of timing.

Fongemie says the commission needs to complete other files before it's able to address one of such importance.

(with files from the Northern Light)