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Another Canadian municipal airport to re-locate

June 25, 2012, Waterville, N.S. - A consultant who will examine moving a Nova Scotia airport to make way for the potential expansion of a Michelin tire plant is expected to be chosen next week. Premier Darrell Dexter announced the $100,000 study on May 1, saying it would look into the relocation of the municipally owned Waterville airport.


June 25, 2012
By The Canadian Press

June 25, 2012, Waterville, N.S. – A consultant who will examine moving a
Nova Scotia airport to make way for the potential expansion of a
Michelin tire plant is expected to be chosen next week. Premier Darrell
Dexter announced the $100,000 study on May 1, saying it
would look into the relocation of the municipally owned Waterville
airport.

Premier Darrell Dexter announced the $100,000 study on May 1, saying it would look into the relocation of the municipally owned Waterville airport.

Dexter has said the province wants to create the proper conditions for an expansion of the 30-year-old tire plant should it occur.

On Monday, a committee of Kings County and provincial officials is scheduled to meet to select a consultant for the study.

Diana Brothers, warden for Kings County, says there's been a lot of talk locally since the study was announced.

She says the report is expected to be detailed, with three alternative sites for the airport, an assessment of the economic impacts of moving it, and a review of all land use issues.