Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Regulatory Board Sets Hearing Dates For South Canoe

A two day hearing before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board regarding a large wind farm will take place beginning May 30th. Friends of South Canoe Lake filed an appeal with the regulatory board just days after Chester Council gave the project the green light. Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Oxford Frozen Foods and Nova Scotia Power are behind the $200 million project. It would feature 34 turbines stretching between Vaughan and New Russell. Residents of the New Ross area are concerned over the location of the turbines and the unknown health effects. The second day for the hearing takes place on the evening of June 3rd. Both hearings will be held at the New Ross Fire Hall.