Gagetown residents continue fight for ferry service

A group of residents in the Gagetown area say the fight to bring back their ferry is far from over.

The Gagetown ferry was cut during the 2016 provincial budget after the government said it would cost $5 million to replace the vessel.

Wilf Hiscock, chair of the Save Gagetown-Jemseg Ferry Committee, said he met with Opposition leader Blaine Higgs last week.

Hiscock said Higgs reiterated his October response to the committee that he wants to work with the community on the issue.

He said a recent economic impact review conducted by the committee shows businesses on both sides of the Saint John River are suffering without the link.

Hiscock said the committee is open to exploring various options related to the ferry service, adding that support for its return extends far beyond the communities affected.