From the Chronicle Herald Opinion page, Dick Webster, Sandstone Bed and Breakfast in New Glasgow writes the following:
The news of the closure of the Pictou visitor information centre was a disturbing disappointment to us.
Last year, on a visit to the centre, we were advised that someone was looking into changing access so that visitors could exit directly from the Pictou rotary to get to the centre. The current access is definitely confusing and difficult to use at best. That was good news and we expected more visitors would be using the visitor information centre.
The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) held its annual meeting in Pictou last year, which seemed to indicate support for the local tourism businesses.
We now feel we have been blindsided by this bureaucratic decision that seems to have ignored the effect the visitor information centre had on the local community and local tourism business operators.