Environment

Mining is an environmentally-responsible industry that makes temporary use of land, and then reclaims it for other purposes, such as natural space, recreational areas and commercial and residential development. For example, Point Pleasant Park, one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful natural spaces, contains over 50 former quarries, and shopping centre Dartmouth Crossing was built where several quarries used to operate.

We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact while working on a site, and then to reclaiming it in ways that maximize its use for communities.

Pioneer Coal mine in Stellarton. Reclaimed areas, with water tower and track field in the foreground, current mine operations in the background.

Reclaimed Thorburn mine.

Former coal mine in Inverness, now the Cabot Links golf course.

The Quarry Pond, Point Pleasant Park.

Reclaimed mine in Westville, Pictou County.

Former coal mine in Gardiner Mines, Cape Breton.

Twitter Updates