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Blog: September 2011 Archives

Council Meeting
Nova Scotia Premiere Darrell Dexter

Posted by Robert Doublett

Following the Premier's recent announcement on the railway he went to the CBRM Civic Centre to meet privately with Cape Breton Regional Council.

The meeting was designed to express concerns about high unemployment and rapid population decline within the municipality and to suggest how the province might be able to help.

After about an hour-and-fifteen minutes the meeting room doors opened and reporters had a chance to speak with Darrell Dexter.

Here's some of that conversation --starting with the premier.

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Sydney Harbour Relocation Project
Bruce Hatcher

Posted by Robert Doublett

Last Monday on Mainstreet, we heard about a unique fishery that had just started on Sydney Harbour.

About 24 fishermen are involved in a relocation project.

They're trying to catch as many lobster, crab, eel and whelk as they can, and move them to another part of the harbour.

The idea is to get them out of the way, before the big dredging boat arrives and starts sucking up portions of the harbour bottom next week.

Bruce Hatcher is the chair of marine ecosystem research at Cape Breton University.

He's also in charge of the relocation project.

CBC reporter Holly Conners met his at his office today for an update.

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Paying Unsecured Creditors.
Danny Ellis

Posted by Robert Doublett

The monitor, overseeing the restructuring of New Page Port Hawkesbury, was given permission today, to send out claims forms today to some Nova Scotia forestry companies.

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice David MacAdam has approved two funds to pay unsecured creditors.

One of the interested parties attending today's hearing was Danny Ellis, owner of Ellis Forestry in Sydney.

He believes private wood lot owners should either... get paid what they are owed... or be allowed to get their wood back from the New Page lot.

He spoke with reporters outside the courtroom:

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