The CAO of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says plans for a proposed rocket launch site in Canso have a lot of support in the municipality.
Officials with Maritime Launch Services announced they selected Canso as the site for their base in March; they assessed 14 potential locations in North America.
Barry Carroll, CAO, Municipality of the District of Guysborough, says a large turnout at a recent open house shows support for the project.
After Wednesday’s regular municipal council meeting, Carroll said company reps plan to file their environmental assessment by the end of December.
“It’s a 60-day period with the minister,” he says. “They tell us right now, they’re hoping to break ground in the spring- they’re on an expedited time frame.”
Carroll said municipal officials will provide as much support as they can.
Company reps have said they could hire as many as 300 people for various roles by 2021.