What are the Environmental and Health Risks?
|Moose River, looking south toward Scraggy Lake 2007 Photo by L. Bayers
|Moose River gold mine site 2016 Photo by Atlantic Gold
Atlantic Gold is proposing a gold mine at Beaver Dam, near Sheet Harbour. The ore would
be transported by truck 37 km to the ore processing facility which is under construction at Moose River. The
current plan is to transport 370 large truckloads a day, beginning immediately after the Moose River/Touquoy mine closes.
That's one truckload every 2 minutes, 12-16 hours/day, 350 days/year, for 3.3 years, along Hwy. 224 and the Mooseland
Dam project is undergoing a federal environmental assessment. Eastern Shore Forest Watch has received a
grant from the Canadian Environment Assessment Agency (CEAA) to study potential environmental impacts. We
will share our concerns at these meetings. We are also gathering local information from affected
people and communities to include in our report to CEA.
Please come to
a meeting or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report your specific concerns
Oyster Pond Fire Hall
Old Trunk Road, Oyster Pond
10 November, 7-9 pm
Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Hall
202 Pool Road, Sheet Harbour
Tuesday 15 November, 7-9 pm
The Eastern Shore Archipelago
|Photo: Peter Green
On the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia
a myriad of islands dot the coast. Forest Watch has collaborated with other groups worked with other groups and private citizens
to protect them. In June 2015 some of them have been designated wilderness areas by the NS Department of the Environment. We now support and celebrate the 100 Wild Islands initiative of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.