Petition against proposed mining exploration tabled in legislature

A petition against a proposed mining exploration in the Cobequid Highlands with around 1,000 names signed has been tabled in the Nova Scotia Legislature.

Colchester North MLA Karen Casey affixed her name to the petition from Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS), which calls on the Department of Mines and Energy "to protect our water and cancel a gold mining project on Warwick Mountain.

Two members from SuNNS, Catherine Anderson and Carol Ferguson, were at the legislature on Tuesday.

Last March, Colchester County council passed a motion unanimously to ask the province to delay the request for proposals for mining exploration.

Council later started the process of asking the Environment Minister to grant Protected Status to the French River Watershed/Warwick Mountain area, which is the sole source of water for the village of Tatamagouche.