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NB Power smokestacks in Dalhousie to be demolished Sunday

A local landmark in Dalhousie will be demolished Sunday morning.

A raffle is being held in which the winner gets to push the button to bring the smokestacks down

The NB Power smokestacks, which had acted as a landmark for helping people get in and out of Dalhousie, were torn down earlier this year. (CBC)
A local landmark in Dalhousie will be demolished Sunday morning.

The smokestacks at the NB Power generating station have loomed over the town for more than 40 years.

At its peak, the station employed more than 100 people, but major operations stopped three years ago.

The demolition of the smokestacks is part of the decommissioning process.

Mayor Clem Tremblay says losing the smokestacks will be a major loss to the community's skyline.

"It's gonna be sad to a certain point because we give direction to people in and out of town. Where do I go and how do I find one route? Well, you just gotta have a look at the smokestacks in or out of town, and then you'll find your way," he said.

Tremblay says tickets are being sold and the winner will get to push the button that brings down the smokestacks. The money raised will go to Recreaplex, a local recreation facility.

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