The province’s utility board issued a decision regarding the province’s compensation for local land owners.
On October 3, 2011, the Province of Nova Scotia expropriated an easement over lands located at what is now known as 5 South Harbour Lane in Lower South River. Kevin Partridge owns the property and lives there with Jane DeWolfe. Partridge operated a business, Roaming Restorations, from the property.
Partridge and DeWolfe said the expropriation and construction of the temporary bridge caused major flood damage, the loss of their business, a reduction in the value of their remaining lands, and various personal damages and costs, including professional fees.
Following Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board hearings in 2018, with final submission landing on November 6, the board determined they are entitled to $70,469.80 in compensation, plus applicable interest.