FALL RIVER: The application for the proposed Fall River/Goffs quarry remains incomplete, a spokeswoman from Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) says.

When asked by The Laker on July 8 for a status update on the quarry application, NSE spokeswoman Heather Fairbairn said they are awaiting further information from Scotian Materials, the proposed developer of the controversial quarry. Residents have been battling for five-plus years against Northern Construction—now Scotian Materials—to keep it out of their community.

“The department is currently awaiting additional information from the company, so at this point the application is considered incomplete,” said Fairbairn. “Once the application is complete, the department will have 60 days to review it and to make a decision.”

She continued “If an application is approved, it would include terms and conditions to ensure the environment is protected. This could include a requirement for the company to establish a Community Liaison Committee to support on-going communications with residents.”

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Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!