Collection MS-2-88 - Records from the Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project

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Records from the Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project

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  • Multiple media

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MS-2-88

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  • 1987-2008 (Creation)
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    Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project.

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1.7 m of textual records. - 3 compact discs

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(March 24, 2003-October 22, 2007)

Administrative history

On March 24, 2003 Fisheries and Oceans Canada received a proposal from Bilcon of Nova Scotia for the construction of a 152-hectare basalt quarry, processing facility and marine shipping terminal at White’s Point, approximately 35 km southwest of Digby, Nova Scotia, along the shores of the Bay of Fundy.

A joint federal-provincial review panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project was announced on November 5, 2004. The three-member panel consisted of Dr. Bob Fournier, Dr. Jill Grant, and Dr. Gunter Muecke. On March 31, 2005 the panel released final guidelines for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which would provide direction to Bilcon in preparing a statement of the project's anticipated environmental impact.

The joint panel review provided the report to the Ministers on October 22, 2007. The Ministers released the report on October 23, 2007.

After consideration of the report, the Minister of Environment and Labour announced on November 20, 2007 that the project posed unacceptable risk to the environment and to the community. The application to establish Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal was not approved.

Custodial history

Materials were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Dr. Jill Grant of Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 18, 2008. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Dr. Grant.

Scope and content

Collection contains Jill Grant's records from the Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project. Materials include the project's environmental impact statement, transcripts from scoping meetings and public hearings, records of the Joint Review Panel, reference and research materials, correspondence, maps and photographs, and other records. The collection provides a comprehensive record of the activities of the Joint Review Panel.

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The files within each series are arranged alphabetically.

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  • English

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Associated materials

Copies of the environmental impact statement and related materials can be found on a "Whites Point Quarry" website published by Nova Scotia Environment: http://www.novascotia.ca/nse/ea/whitespointquarry.asp.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency maintains an archived "Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project" webpage with documents from the project: http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=B4777C6B-1

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Further accruals are not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project Environmental Impact Statement fonds, MS-2-88, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Dalhousie University Archives

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Final

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Full

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  • English

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