Company plans to reopen Cape Breton coal mine after two-year shutdown: councillor

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DONKIN, N.S. — A local politician in Cape Breton says the shuttered Donkin coal mine could be reopening.

Regional councillor James Edwards says the mine's owner, Kameron Collieries, recently told a community liaison committee that plans are in the works to restart operations.

The underground mine was shut down two years ago amid slumping coal prices and repeated government warnings about roof falls inside the mine.

Edwards says the reopening won't happen until the owners receive a number of government approvals.

He says once those approvals are in place, the mine could resume operations in 90 days.

Kameron Collieries did not respond to a request for comment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 16, 2022.

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