Thursday, February 20, 2014

Land Clearing Halfway Done For South Canoe Wind Project

Over half the land needed for the South Canoe Wind Project has been cleared. Representatives with Nova Scotia Power and Minas Basin Pulp and Power met with Chester council Thursday to give an update on the project. Land clearing began towards the end of January for the 34 wind turbine project in the New Ross area. Community relations manager for Minas Energy, Mary-Frances Lynch, says they have lots of work coming up.

Looke CanCut of Barss Corner was hired to complete the land clearing. Lynch says they're working on developing a local route to deliver the turbines near the Lake Lawson Road and the New Russell Road. However, it still needs final approval from the province. A project office for South Canoe has also been set up on the Forties Road in New Ross at Cottage at the Cross if people are looking for more information.