Issue: April 2024
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Next deadline: April 19

MOUNT UNIACKE QUARRY EXPANSION - BE FOREWARNED FOLKS

If you think the Quarry Truck Traffic zipping through Mount Uniacke is alarming now, "you ain't seen nothin' yet!" This residential community should never allow that to get out of control. The owners of the Uniacke Quarry - Northumberland Capital Corp Inc (NCCI) have requested to expand the current 4 hectare quarry by ten times to an enormous 40-hectare monster! That's over 100 acres!!

If that sounds greedy, arrogant and scary to you, then you have an obligation to your family and your community to voice your opinion and say NO!

This quarry does NOT benefit Mount Uniacke or Hants County in any substantive ways. How does NCCI spend any significant money in or toward this community? They come and they take. Are they paying year 2022 dollar taxes for the property they now own? Hmmmmm.....Do you see the vast number of quarry trucks buying gas or spending money in this community? Think about that. What are they doing for this community that would make you want to welcome their industrial disease(s)?

NCCI has been asked to provide evidence, or even a plan, of how this would-be behemoth quarry expansion is going to advance and help our small community. We are still waiting to hear of anything that is even remotely near to the truth.

Mount Uniacke is growing, with more and more young families choosing to live here - and we welcome them. Do you want your children growing up breathing polluted air and playing anywhere near these mammoth double-tandem trucks as they zoom through the community on their way to HRM? Follow a truck some time if you don't believe this fact. That's where 98% of the Uniacke quarry trucks offload their aggregate.

Last year (2021) we finally got Highway Trunk #1 re-paved from the Irving Gas Station to the Uniacke Mines Road (which is deplorable and has been decimated by quarry truck traffic). NS TIR engineers stated it would have a minimum 10-year lifespan. Not anymore! The current heavy truck volume alone will shave that lifespan in half. Imagine what a massively-expanded quarry will do and bring to this community!

SAY NO TO THE QUARRY EXPANSION! DO IT FOR YOUR FAMILIES, YOUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS.

From a Very Concerned Local Resident