Plans are in place for a convenience store at the turnoff to Port Edward.

Plans in place for convenience store at Port Edward turnoff

The District of Port Edward has offered up its support to plans for a truck stop and convenience store at Port Edward turnoff.

The District of Port Edward has offered up its support to plans for a truck stop and convenience store at the intersection of Highway 16 and the Highway 559 leading to the Port Edward.

Proponent John Major has applied to the province for the purchase of 2.71 hectares of crown land at the site to build the store, an idea that found support among all of council.

“Our response should be favourable one way or another. I think this fits in with our community plan and doesn’t go against any ideas we have for the community,” said Coun. Knut Bjorndal.

However, people shouldn’t expect shovels to be hitting the ground any time soon. Bedard said he expects it to take another year or so before Major takes ownership if the province agrees to the sale.