Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Glenholme Pit No. 4 Aggregate Extraction Project


This is to advise that on May 15, 2017, OSCO Aggregates Limited registered the Glenholme Pit No. 4 Aggregate Extraction Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the propose project is to undertake aggregate extraction in proposed Pit No. 4 at 657 Little Dyke Road as an expansion of existing operations (which include other pits). The footprint of the proposed expanded operations (Pit No. 4) is 30.5 hectares, and is located just south of Glenholme, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The project will support continued extraction and production of aggregates between 50,000 and 250,000 tonnes per year, and will provide sand and stone required in concrete production in Nova Scotia. The proposed project activities include extraction, screening, mobile crushing, stockpiling, and transport to the existing and previously approved Glenholme Wash Plant Facility. The project is anticipated to commence in August 2017.

Minister's Decision

On August 24, 2017 the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until June 14, 2017.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.