Westville Council rescinds coal exploration

WESTVILLE – Town council has taken coal exploration off its agenda. Council unanimously passed a motion at its regular meeting on Monday to rescind its original approval for exploratory drilling on land bordered by an area that includes Cowan Street and a railway. Coun. Lynn MacDonald introduced the motion in what she said was a...

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Citizens criticize council’s position

WESTVILLE — Residents of Westville remain frustrated with town council’s position regarding a possible coal mining operation near Cowan Street. Pioneer Coal, which has been conducting an open pit coal mining operation for years in Stellarton, has applied to extract coal from an area in Westville that borders Cowan Street and would encroach on a...

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More concerns raised about coal mine issue

WESTVILLE — More information regarding coal mining was shared on May 27 with those attending the monthly town council meeting. Cowan Street resident Clarrie MacKinnon, a member of the concerned citizens committee that opposes open pit coal mining, shared a three-page report outlining the concerns the committee and others have regarding Pioneer Coal’s desire to...

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Young and old honour miner’s memory

STELLARTON — It’s not often that you associate school children with a fallen coal miner, but it was fitting that the G.R. Saunders Elementary School choir was on hand for the 93rd William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. For, as guest speaker John Ashton said in his remarks, children were also victimized by...

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