McCallum residents staying put for now

Clayton Hunt
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Twenty-one voters say ‘No’ to relocation

The residents of McCallum will be staying put for now, even though 73 percent have said they want to go.

The community of McCallum won't be abandoned anytme soon as 27 percent of the residents recently said "No" to an expression of interest for possible relocation.

In a vote earlier this month, 81 ballots were cast and 59 voters were in favour of relocation. Twenty-one residents, however, voted No to the idea; one ballot was spoiled.

While the majority would like to leave, 73 percent does not meet the condition set by the province when it comes to votes on relocating communities.

Under government’s current policy, 90 percent of residents must vote in favour of moving.

More on this story in Monday's edition of The Advertiser.

 

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