A future land sale of a provincial asset is expected to generatebenefits for people living in Southwest Nova Scotia. Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today, May 3, thatownership of the former Shelburne youth correctional facilitywill be transferred to the Southwest Shore Regional DevelopmentAuthority (RDA) along with funds to maintain the facility, underthe direction of Team Shelburne. The development authority willthen sell the property. The proceeds of the sale, combined withany unused portion of the maintenance fund, will be combined in afund to be used for economic development initiatives in ShelburneCounty. “We are turning provincial land into an asset for the people ofShelburne County,” said Mr. Baker. “I want to thank all of themunicipal leaders for their determination and vision in makingthis initiative happen.” “This is a wonderful opportunity for future development in eachof the municipalities in the county,” said Team Shelburne chair,and municipal warden, Paulette Scott. “Once the facility is sold,the resulting funds will allow each municipality the flexibilityto access funds to develop their own projects.” “I want to thank the members of Team Shelburne, particularly MLACecil O’Donnell, for their assistance, encouragement and supportfor this initiative and economic development in the region,” saidFrank Anderson, executive director of the regional developmentauthority. “I am so very pleased that the sale of the facilitywill be handled locally. Working with Team Shelburne, I amconfident the RDA will effectively handle the sale, and ensurethe best future use of the facility.” The details of the land transfer are being finalized. Mr. Bakersaid the province will provide a $600,000 fund, enough tomaintain the site for a two-year period.