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Environmental Assessment


Whycocomagh Quarry Expansion Project


On November 3, 2021, Dexter Construction Company Ltd. registered the Whycocomagh Quarry Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand an existing quarry located at 5505 Whycocomagh Port Hood Road, Churchview, Inverness County, Nova Scotia. The existing quarry has been in operation for over 20 years. The land associated with the expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of 10.0 hectares, which includes the existing quarry footprint. A project life of up to 40 years is expected. The expanded quarry will support continued extraction and production of aggregate products used primarily in the road construction industry in Inverness County. It is expected that the continued use of the quarry will be identical, or very similar, to historic use at the site. The project is anticipated to commence during the 2022 construction season with production volumes of approximately 50,000 tonnes per year during years in which the quarry is active.

Minister's Decision

On December 23, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments* on the Registration were accepted until 3 December 2021

All comments received from the public consultation are posted on the department’s website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information were removed before being placed on the website.