Good riddance, 2020!

It was a year dominated by COVID-19 globally, and punctuated by tragedy in Nova Scotia. We are not sad to see it behind us! As in previous years, we’ve put together a list of the past year’s top news stories, those picked by staff and those picked by our readers, from Facebook. Read on for...

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Public info meeting CANCELLED

The public consultation meeting with RMD Environmentals Inc (RMDE) scheduled for today, March 13, at the Trenton Rink Annex has been cancelled. Due to the increased concern surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the decision has been made that this is not an ideal time to proceed with this public event. RMD Environmentals Inc’s Richard Spinks...

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Pellet proposal waiting for go-ahead

It’s a waiting game now. Richard Spinks, representing British Columbia-based RMD Environmentals and the international consortium proposing a facility to enable the recycling of end-of-life sawmill waste which now has economic use, has confirmed to The Advocate that an offer on the former Daewoo property in Trenton has been made to Nova Scotia Lands which...

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‘Green’ business proposal could spell jobs for county

To say that the chairman of Pictou County Chamber is excited about a new business prospect for the community is an understatement. Blair van Veld is over the moon. The prospect is an investment proposal that comes from an international consortium represented by British businessman Richard Spinks who wants to develop a second generation biomass...

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