The southbound – Provincial portion of the Mercier Bridge will be replaced. The bridge will remain 2 lanes and a pedestrian and bike path will also be part of the span to link it up with the Kahnawake or Federal side – which just completed 8 years of rehabilitation work. There is no timeline yet for the new construction which will take place next to the current 83 year old structure. The cost is estimated to be in the ballpark of $300 million. $100 million will be spent to maintain the current structure in the meantime. The Quebec government, which runs the portion of the bridge that goes over the St Lawrence, promised that Mohawk ironworkers will be employed as part of the new project.
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Daryl Leclaire, Mouchie Goodleaf, James Java Jacobs and Bobbi Deere have all resigned from the K103 Board of Directors. Their decisions were announced in emails today. Leclaire, who was chairman of the board, stated he has been distracted by external interests, and feels he is no longer the best representative for the station. Goodleaf said he left for personal reasons. Jacobs explained he could not attend board meetings due to evening work schedules, and felt it was not fair to the Board or the station. Deere said she left because she felt her ideas and efforts to help the station were often disregarded. Lance Delisle is now the only remaining Board Member.