Fundy tidal power project delay continues

by Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 1, 2016 1:48 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 2, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HALIFAX – One of the giant turbines destined for the Bay of Fundy will be hauled by barge to Halifax for final preparations in the coming days, however, exactly when it will be installed is still unknown.In a statement, Sarah Dawson of Cape Sharp Tidal said the plan to install two 1,000-tonne turbines in the Minas Passage remains on hold indefinitely after getting the go-ahead from Nova Scotia’s environment minister.The turbine will be moved to Halifax for ballasting work and final inspections, she said. The operation will create more room at the shipyard in Pictou, N.S., to finish assembling the second turbine.One of the five-storey high turbines was scheduled to be transported to a test location near Parrsboro in June.Environment Minister Margaret Miller put the project on hold early last month, saying the province had yet to approve a proposed environmental effects monitoring program, but allowed it to proceed a little more than a week ago.According to Dawson, Cape Sharp chose to delay the project to futher consult with various stakeholders who feel they haven’t been heard.She said among those being consulted are local fishers who have voiced strong opposition to the project over concerns that the instream tidal turbines can’t be made safe for the ecosystem.“We’ve spoken to many fishers over the past weeks and months — and in fact years,” she said. “Like everyone who has an interest in the Bay of Fundy, we believe that a number of industries and interests can co-exist responsibly.”Cape Sharp’s turbines are expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.The company, a partnership of OpenHydro and Emera, is one of several who plan to test different turbine technology in the Bay of Fundy. Fundy tidal power project delay continues read more

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Brock Media Clips for Friday March 15

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Brock students reminded to respect neighbours this St. Patrick’s Day: Brock’s contributions to a unified approach to St. Patrick’s Day education and enforcement were featured in a St. Catharines Standard article and interviews on CHCH and Newstalk 610 CKTB.Brock, Niagara Health sign research partnership: Brock President Gervan Fearon spoke about the University’s recently signed memorandum of understanding with Niagara Health in a St. Catharines Standard article and a Newstalk 610 CKTB interview.Brock students put their skills to the test for IceDogs: Presentations from Brock students aimed at helping the Niagara IceDogs better engage new audiences were featured in a Niagara This Week article about the University’s Sport Management Alumni Day.‘Math nerd’ among young athletes to test Olympic potential in St. Catharines: Mathematics and Statistics student Jacob Martens was featured in a CBC article about the March 9 RBC Training Ground event held at the University.If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at universitycom@brocku.ca read more

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