Extension for N.S. wind plant sale
HALIFAX — A deadline to find a buyer for one of Atlantic Canada’s largest industrial sites is likely being extended again by the Nova Scotia government, the province’s business minister said Wednesday. Geoff MacLellan said a deadline that was already pushed back twice would be extended again because two or three new parties have expressed an interest in the former DSME wind plant in Trenton over the past couple of weeks. “Nothing has been solidified yet,” said MacLellan. “No initial bids for the upfront deposit that has to be made, so there is nothing definitive yet.” The previous NDP government took a 49 per cent equity stake in the plant in 2010, committing $59.4 million to a business that was eventually closed in February 2016 and placed in receivership. The 430,000-square-foot facility sits on 116 acres of land.