Woman hospitalized following single-vehicle Antigonish crash
Monday, 02 May 2016 15:50
A woman was sent to hospital with undetermined injuries following a single-vehicle crash in Antigonish.
Police say the woman's vehicle went over the curb, off the road and hit a tree.
It happened on West Street near one of the entrances to the StFX campus just after 10 a.m. Sunday.
Members of emergency crews responded.
Paramedics took the driver to hospital.
There's been no update on her injuries or condition.
RCMP say they believe she had a medical issue to led to the crash.
The car sustained significant damage.
Warden says he's pleased proposed quarry has passed assessments
Monday, 02 May 2016 09:19
The warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says municipal councillors are looking forward to a major mining project now that it has passed federal and provincial environmental assessments.
Officials with Black Point Aggregates Inc., an Alabama-based company, say they want to build a 355-hectare granite quarry with a marine terminal and loading facility in Chedabucto Bay.
Vernon Pitts, the municipality's warden, tells The Hawk the project will help satisfy two of the area's most pressing needs.
"It's going to increase employment by about 60-plus people," he says. "It's also going to increase our population (and) in an increased population, they utilize more of our services."
Pitts says conditions attached to the environmental assessments are all common-sense, and should not be difficult to achieve.
Black Point representatives need to present plans for water and wetlands protection as part of their provincial approval; they must also manage light, noise and dust at the site.
Company reps are also obligated to create a community liaison committee and complaint-resolution plan, and must demonstrate continued engagement with members of the Mi'kmaq community.
Pitts says everyone in the municipality stands to benefit from the project.
"This is one time where we're going to get some value added out of this- they're going to take big rocks, make little rocks, which generates employment and taxation, and that, in turn, they'll ship offshore," he says. "We'll get some value added there- everyone gets a little piece of it."
Pitts says he expects construction will start within a year, and the site will become operational a year later.