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Notice of Blasting Operations in Bluewater Road, Bedford

(Tuesday, February 5, 2008) - This is to inform residents, business owners and property owners that additional blasting operations are required to complete rock excavation at in the Bluewater Road area. Consbec Inc has obtained a permit to carry out the blasting. Blasting will continue until about February 22/08. Operations can take place Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm. No blasting will take place on weekends or statutory holidays.

Pre-blast inspections on structures within the pre-blast radius, as outlined in by-law B-600, have been carried out. Also, residents, business owners and property owners within a 300m radius of the construction site have been given notification of the operations. All requirements outlined in the blasting by-law have been met in order to have a permit issued for this project. Seismographs will be set up on structures in the area to monitor vibration and sound levels to ensure they do not exceed allowable limits set out in HRM's blasting by-law.

For further information, residents may contact Kevin MacDonald, HRM Engineering Technician, at 490-4653.

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