The local service district of Pointe-à-Bouleau is hoping some provincial funding will help deal with the smell of a nearby sewage lagoon.

It's hoping the $50,000 out of almost $500,000 — coming in from the province to spend in a variety of ways in the Tracadie-Sheila region — will help it find a way to eliminate the stench.

Claude Landry, MLA for Tracadie-Sheila which is east of Pointe-à-Bouleau, said the community is working with both the town and the province to find a solution.

"When the wind is on the side, it's really bad odours. But it's been an issue, and I think the town council here in Tracadie-Sheila, they put that committee, and they put in their budgets money for environmental issues, and they want to work in partnership with the LSDs."

Landry said both the Department of Environment and Public Health would be involved in the project.

Some of the cash is going to an outdoor musical and a new sprinkler system for an historic building.