Proposed Cochrane Hill Gold Mine- Economic Impact Analysis
The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s have received the final report from Jozsa Management & Economics for the study on local economic impacts that may be possible as a result of the proposed gold mine at Cochrane Hill. The Municipality engaged the consultant as an arm’s length third party to complete the analysis. The Report was intended to be used in conjunction with the Environmental Impact Statement by the proponent (Atlantic Gold), the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) environmental approval documents and the Province of Nova Scotia Mining Permitting documents to assist Council in developing a position on the proposed mine.
The Municipality acknowledges that the analysis is based on the original project description for the proposed mine as submitted by Atlantic Gold to CEAA in September 2018 to initiate the environmental approval process. Changing factors in the interim could limit the extent to which the consultant’s economic modeling can be applied without more detailed information on the project.
The Report can be viewed at: https://www.saint-marys.ca/municipal-documents.html
Municipal & Provincial Property Tax Rebates
Please note there are still two property tax rebates available to apply for. One is provided by the province for residents that are receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
You can view this application here: pdf Provincial Property Tax Rebate for Seniors (54 KB)
The second rebate is provided by the Municipality and is based on a household income of $20,500 or less.
You can view this application here: pdf Municipal Low Income Property Tax Rebate (507 KB)
Deadlines for both applications are December 31st, 2019. For more information, please contact the office at 902-522-2049.
Did You know?
Our staff is busy getting the finishing touches on the ice at the Recplex for this upcoming season. There is a lot of work and hours needed to make the surface and many layers of flooding. We challenged the Municpality with a trivia question to see if anyone could guess how many layers it actually takes before you can skate on the ice. The correct answer was 60 layers of flooding that went into the ice making this year. 50 of those were by hand and the remaining ten were with our new Zamboni! Drop by for our opening day on Saturday November 23rd to check out our new machine!
Water Treatment Facility Tour
Every wonder how our municipal water system works?
Treatment for drinking water production involves the removal of contaminants from raw water to produce water that is pure enough for human consumption without any short term or long term risk of any adverse health effect. The processes involved in removing the contaminants include physical processes such as settling and filtration, chemical processes such as disinfection and coagulation and biological processes such as slow sand filtration.
If you would like to learn more about these stages, stop by our Water Treatment Plant today November 19th, 2019
8226 HWY 7 from 1:00-3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm