Nova Scotia

Eskasoni charter bus gets thumbs up from UARB

Nova Scotia's public utilities regulator is allowing a First Nations band council in Cape Breton to operate a passenger charter service that can take Eskasoni residents to any point in the province.

Nova Scotia's public utilities regulator is allowing a First Nations band council in Cape Breton to operate a passenger charter service that can take Eskasoni residents to any point in the province.

The Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board published its decision on Tuesday allowing the service.

The board's decision said the amended permit allows the charter service to bring any organized group from the reserve near Sydney to other locations in Nova Scotia and then return them home.

The decision followed a hearing in Sydney after an application was made on May 14.

A written record from the board said the permit is effective immediately.

The decision said there had been objections to the application from a bus service and a resident, but the parties reached a settlement and the objections were withdrawn.

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