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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PCA to host local meet

STELLARTON — Pictou County Athletics has picked up the baton and plans to host a local elementary school track and field meet on June 28. The event is scheduled for between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Pioneer Coal track and field facility in Stellarton. “This year, there is no school-organized meet and therefore Pictou...

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