Cochrane Hill Gold Project

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Not only do I strongly oppose this proposed mine I cannot believe that the Province of Nova Scotia would even entertain the thought of allowing any kind of industrial operation to be placed so close to such an environmentally sensitive area such as the St Marys River. Having one of the few annual returning runs of endangered Atlantic salmon makes this river valley very precious to every Nova Scotian today not to mention the generations to come. You can travel all over this province and see the scars of past geneations of mining and other industrial projects that have also left their toxic legacy behind. Most of these areas remain as they were left because they are now the responsibility of the government and are to costly to clean up. Do we need another one in our beautiful province of Nova Scotia left by a company from another country solely for the purpose of making money for share holders. Donot believe the rederick that this is about jobs for Nova Scotians ,this is about profits for a foreign mining company. Why are we so willing to gamble the environmental future of this sensitive ecosystem for such a small fiscal gain for such a small proposed number of jobs over such a short period of time? At one time not too many years ago our provinces tourism slogan was " Nova Scotia , We love it ,We live here" maybe our leaders need to be reminded of this. Please for once think about the future and not the immediate moment , as Aldo Leopold wrote " We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."




Submitted by
John Sherman
Public Notice
Date Submitted
2021-05-04 - 5:59 PM
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