Media

The Fall River Quarry, Goffs Quarry, Miller Lake Quarry, or Aerotech Quarry, has hit the news more than once over the last 4.5 years since it was first announced. The proponent was first Northern Construction but that changed in the second application to Scotian Materials.

Approval Given, The Laker, June 19, 2017

Approval Given, CBC, June 19, 2017

Approval Given, Global, June 19, 2017

“Goffs Quarry” or “Fall River Quarry” in the Legislature Transcripts

Unauthorized Wetland Alteration, brought forth by MLA Andrew Younger, May 17, 2016

Public Consultation Closure without Notice, Blasting Report, brought forth by MLA Andrew Younger, May 10, 2016

Interference by the Premier, brought forth by MLA Marian Mancini, A/NDP Leader, May 6, 2016

Stop the Fall River Quarry Group also spoke at Law Amendments

Spring 2016 Laker articles

Our response to Rob MacPherson’s letter to the Laker editor, which he posted to the Scotian Materials website as well, in which he says we are interfering with the process

Rob MacPherson is disappointed with us, calls our scientific research “propaganda”

Relevant emails excluded by Nova Scotia Environment from court proceedings (emails would be in favour of our position)

Minister of Environment defends her staff

Political Interference from Premier Stephen McNeil’s Office

Nova Scotia Environment says wetland was “harvested” of trees

MLA criticizes Environment, political interference

Unauthorized wetland alteration

Steve Sinnot can’t decide which side he’s on, residents or Scotian Materials

Other/ Previous Media

Halifax Examiner, May 3, 2016 “It sure looks like Premier Stephen McNeil — “the Leader” — gave the order that the quarry was to be approved.”

Land Swap benefits Scotian Materials, Chronicle Herald, February 23, 2016.

Leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada denied, Local Xpress, February 22, 2016.

Land Swap Stirs Fears of Permanent Asphalt Plant by Scotian Materials in Tantallon, CBC, Feb 21, 2016

Goffs Quarry issues debated, blast plan analysis, Rob MacPherson says we are fear mongering, Global News, February 5, 2016.

Scotian Materials upsets residents in Tantallon and Fall River, Global News, Feb 2016.

Leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada denied, Local Xpress, February 22, 2016.

Rob MacPherson calls us fear-mongerers, blasting report released, Local Xpress, February 5, 2016.

Scotian Materials appeals permit revocation, December 3, 2015.

Official news release from Nova Scotia government, approval has been revoked, appeals will continue to be reviewed, November 3, 2015.

Scotian Materials permit revoked, Truro Daily News, November 4, 2015.

Approval Overturned, CBC, November 3, 2015.

Andrew Younger revokes approval, Metro, November 3, 2015.

Frustration building over quarry, The Laker, October 15, 2015.

The frustration level is well over the tipping point for Fall River and area residents in their fight to keep a quarry out of their community. At a public meeting last night, Oct. 14, before an estimated 100 people at Ash Lee Jefferson School, they said they will be appealing the decision by NSE to approve the quarry permit for Scotian Materials. The group feels many processes were not followed by NSE.

‘This isn’t a good idea:’ public meeting to plan action against Fall River quarry,” Metro Halifax, October 12, 2015.

Opinion: Quarry decision fumbled, The Laker, October 2, 2015.

It would appear that officials with Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) have awakened what appeared to be a sleeping grizzly bear. In mid-September, a few residents heard a rumour that NSE staff had approved Scotian Materials’ Industrial permit for a quarry in the Fall River/Miller Lake/Goffs area, one they have been fighting against for three-and-a-half years since Northern Construction first applied.

Quarry approved, The Laker, September 24, 2015.

The Fall River Quarry has been given the go ahead. The news of the decision by staff at Nova Scotia Environment broke around supper time on Sept. 21. An e-mail sent to residents and community members by Stacey Rudderham detailed that the approval to Scotian Materials had been given in mid-September, without any notice.

NDP call on McNeil government to place a stop on Fall River quarry, September 23, 2015

NDP MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse is calling on Andrew Younger to use his powers under the Environment Act to stop the Fall River Quarry project until a full review of the industrial approval is conducted, which includes consultation with the community.

Quarry approved without Minister Andrew Younger’s knowledge, CBC, September 22, 2015.

Fall River quarry approval upsets critics, Chronicle Herald, September 22, 2015.

Highly controversial Scotian Materials quarry gets go ahead Global News September 22, 2015.

Residents opposed to a controversial Aerotech Business Park quarry are crying foul over provincial approval issued last week and asking that Environment Minister Andrew Younger intervene. Environment Department staff issued an industrial approval to Dartmouth’s Scotian Materials Ltd.to build a quarry on two properties off Perrin Drive in Fall River and off Old Guysborough Road. But residents say they’re incensed that the department did not follow protocol in issuing the permit.

Court: HRM can’t slow quarry plan, Chronicle Herald, July 29, 2015

Halifax Regional Municipality has lost its bid to delay a proposed quarry in Aerotech Park while Canada’s top court decides whether to review a previous ruling on the project. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal dismissed the municipality’s request for a stay of an earlier decision involving a project by Scotian Materials Ltd. The Dartmouth company was previously known as Northern Construction Enterprises Inc.

Tantallon residents voice opposition to Scotian Materials asphalt plant June 1, 2015

Scotian Materials hopes to have permits in place within a year May 14, 2015

Residents upset about a proposed quarry, Chronicle Herald, January 10, 2012.

Member of the Nova Scotia Road Builder’s Association Robert MacPherson. Scotian Materials Limited. Rob MacPherson. Contact. Address: 100 Venture Run, Suite 103. Dartmouth. #scotianmaterials scotianmaterials.com scotianmaterials.info scotianmaterials.ca Halifax quarry quarries aggregate gravel #noFRquarry  Scotian Materials Ltd.