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The Donkin Coal Mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Photo: File Photo.

No word on Donkin Coal Mine re-opening after stop-work order lifted

By Kevin Northup Mar 14, 2024 | 3:23 PM

A stop-work order has been lifted at the Donkin Coal Mine.

The province put the stoppage in place last July after a couple of roof falls.

A release from the Department of Labour says the company can now re-open for year-round operations after a review of an engineer’s report.

Morien Resources, who own a royalty share of the mine say more regulations are needed before operations can resume.

The company says they want to ensure long-term, stable production.

All 130 workers were laid off in November by owners Kameron Coal.

Morien says they’ll work to advocate for a potential return to production.