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Archaeological Assessment Set for Halifax STP Site

(Thursday, July 4/2002)-- Halifax Regional Municipality has hired the Cultural Resource Management Group (CRM Group) to undertake an archaeological assessment of the proposed sewage treatment plant site in downtown Halifax.

Work is scheduled to begin on the Barrington and Cornwallis Street site on Monday, July 8. Area residents may notice a backhoe will be excavating a few trenches at the site. The work will continue for part of the week.

In preparing the site for the Harbour Solutions Project, the standing structures on the property were demolished along the Barrington Street side and the southern half of the site was graded to smooth out the slope extending from Barrington Street, down to Upper Water Street. Remnants of the former commercial building on the site still remain and ceramics, pipe stems and other artifacts can be seen on the surface.

The purpose of the archaeological assessment is to identify the significance and extent of archaeological resources; to determine the extent to which they might be impacted by the proposed development; and to recommend strategies to manage these resources.

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Michael Labrecque
Project Director, Harbour Solutions Project
(902) 490-4756

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