Province supporting municipalities through COVID-19 pandemic

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Province supporting municipalities through COVID-19 pandemic

The province is giving municipalities $67.5 million to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government says the funds through the Safe Restart Agreement are to help meet operating costs while municipalities are bringing in lower revenue while also paying for COVID-19 infection prevention measures.

In June, the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities indicated local governments could have a $66.5 million revenue shortfall because of the pandemic.

New Glasgow is set to receive around $504,000, with Pictou slated for around $120,000 and Truro receiving approximately $752,000.