Wilderness designation near watershed has benefits
SPRINGHILL - A potential wilderness area near the community's source of drinking water could be a good thing, town engineer Brian Herteis says.
The Leamington Brook Source Water Protection Committee, chaired by Herteis, is exploring the change of ownership of land near the water shed and the possibility of the province creating a wilderness area with the land once owned by J.D. Irving. Such a designation would have pros as well as cons.
"Discussions will be had to find out how it affects access and the effects on snowmobiles and trails [but] at the end of the day I think it could be a good thing to have a limited amount of commercial activity in the watershed area. I think it's a good thing but a long way off."
A letter addressing the committee's concerns and thoughts is under preparation.
NSCC pursuing refrigeration and geothermal course?
SPRINGHILL - In his monthly report to council, town engineer Brian Herteis noted he is working closely with the Cumberland Campus to identify potential geothermal mine water well locations for a possible development at the Nova Scotia Community College's Cumberland Campus. .
The undisclosed sites could become part of a proposal to offer a refrigeration and geothermal course here in Springhill.