Municipal leaders call on NS to support housing, student supports at Acadia, StFX


Officials from Wolfville and Antigonish, which host Acadia University and St Francis Xavier University respectively, plan to lobby the Government of Nova Scotia to provide more supports to their universities for student housing and on-campus programs. CBC reports that the populations of each town nearly double during the school year. The lack of on-campus housing has reportedly impacted the towns’ housing markets, as well as creating friction between students and the community. “Our university would like to build student housing,” said Wolfville Mayor Wendy Donovan. “They have the land, but they don’t have the resources.”