The Higgins family has been in Nova Scotia’s Musquodoboit Valley for 120 years and do not want to sell their Christmas tree farm.
But Atlantic Gold has applied to the province to expropriate land in Moose River, some of it owned by the Higgins’.
According to the Chronicle-Herald, over the next decade the company (a division of Australia’s DDV Gold) plans to mine close to a billion dollars of gold from two Moose River locations.
The newspaper quoted a Higgins family representative saying they valued the (proposed) mine site property at $300,000 but it was not for sale.
Nova Scotia Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker said Atlantic Gold’s vesting order to expropriate the land is being given careful consideration.