Rumours of water project over budget not valid, says Streatch

FALL RIVER: Contrary to rumours some have heard in the community and told The Laker about, the Fall River water project is not already over-budget.

Councillor Steve Streatch was responding to a question from The Laker after they were told by a couple of residents of what they heard regarding the budget.

So to get an answer, The Laker asked Councillor Streatch during his monthly sit-down interview, this time at The Turtleback Tap & Grill on Nov. 6.

“I don’t even know how that would be determined,” he said. “We only just started the project.

“Usually budgets are calculated when the project is finished. I have no indication that anything is over-budget.”

He said it would be premature for anyone to indicate that the project was over-budget.

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Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!