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Save the date! Come out and help Nova Scotia review its electricity system


September 19, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton


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September 19, 2014 – The Nova Scotia government has announced its public consultation schedule for its Electricity System Review, where it says residents can help define the long-term future of the province’s electricity future. 

“I encourage Nova Scotians to participate in the electricity review as we travel across the province,” said N.S. energy minister Andrew Younger. “I’m looking forward to valuable discussions about the future of electricity policy in Nova Scotia.”

The meetings will include an interactive presentation by Younger, a workshop to gather feedback from the public, and a Q-and-A period. Each session will include a 30-minute open house before the listed start time. Residents are encouraged to provide written comments, fill out an online survey (available next month), and tweet with the hashtag #electricityfuture on Twitter.

Below is a list of public meetings scheduled for the consultation:

• Wednesday, September 10: Digby, Town Hall Council Chambers, 47 First Ave., 7–9 p.m.
• Thursday, September 11: Yarmouth, Rodd Grand Hotel, 417 Main St., noon–1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, September 18: Mahone Bay, Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St., 7–9 p.m.
• Sunday, September 21: Antigonish, St. FX University Keating Centre, 1100 Convocation Blvd., 6–8 p.m.
• Monday, September 22: Sydney, Cape Breton University Great Hall, 169 University Blvd., 7–9 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 23: Port Hawkesbury, Civic Centre, 606 Reeves St., 6:30–8:30 p.m.
• Saturday, September 27: Middleton, Middleton Fire Hall, 31 Church St., 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
• Monday, September 29: Amherst, Wandlyn Inn, 1539 Southampton Rd., 12:30–2:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 30: Dartmouth, NSCC Akerley Campus, 21 Woodlawn Rd., 7–9 p.m.
• Wednesday, October 1: Truro, Rath Eastlink Civic Centre, 625 Abenaki Rd., 7–9 p.m.
• Wednesday, October 15: Halifax, Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave., 7–9 p.m.
* Information subject to change without notice

A live webcast in English and French will take place October 15. Visit novascotia.ca/electricityfuture for more information, as well as videos, summaries documents, and previously released studies.