The Antigonish MLA-Environment Minister is giving a stamp of approval for some heavy work in Richmond County– with conditions. The Irish Cove Quarry Expansion proposal was issued earlier this year for an environmental assessment. Randy Delorey says some of the terms include: no blasting within 800 meters of a structure without approval or consent.
The expanded quarry will occupy about 16 hectares. Activities include blasting, crushing, washing and stockpiling of aggregate, as well as associated trucking as required.