A fruitful meeting between the Chamber of Commerce and the municipalities of Beaubassin-Est & Cap-Pelé

CAP-PELÉ, NB., FEBRUARY 17th, 2022 — It is in a collaborative and friendly spirit that the Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-Est Chamber of Commerce recently met with the mayors and some employees of the Rural Community of Beaubassin-Est and the Village of Cap-Pelé to discuss major ongoing issues.

The merger of the Rural Community of Beaubassin-Est and the Village of Cap-Pelé in connection with Local governance reform announced last November by the Government of New Brunswick occupied most of the discussions at a meeting that was held virtually last Tuesday.

“The openness shown by the two municipalities to work with our Chamber of Commerce gives hope that our members will be great winners from the merger of the municipalities,” says Christine Duguay, President of the Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-Est Chamber of Commerce. We will be well-informed by the competent authorities of the developments related to the municipal merger in the coming months. »

With a tax base estimated at $885, 367,350 and a population of 8,801 following the amalgamation, the economic development realities will no longer be the same for the region, which currently has two entities. The Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-Est Chamber of Commerce has already suggested several solutions to meet the organization’s resources needs, in addition to suggesting a few approaches to economic development that could be beneficial for the region.


Since the announcement of the construction of a new bridge linking the Rural Community of Beaubassin-Est and the Village of Cap-Pelé on Route 133 (Robichaud Bridge), the Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-Est Chamber of Commerce has played a key role since last summer with the various authorities to ensure that the impacts of the closure of this link between the two communities are as minimal as possible for businesses. Following numerous meetings, it was agreed that the Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-Est Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Rural Community of Beaubassin-Est and the Government of New Brunswick, will play a major role in implementing communication strategies to support our local businesses near the bridge.

“A communication strategy that includes more signage to guide customers to their favourite businesses will help minimize impacts on business operations, especially with the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. A call to members will be launched soon with the aim of reporting your concerns and your possible impacts considering the closure of the bridge”, says the Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Azard

More details will follow in the coming weeks regarding the targeting of companies and the means. Businesses could receive an email or phone call to discuss the potential bridge closure.

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