Nova Scotia community ‘devastated’ by loss of historic sawmill, museum

By Richard Woodbury
CBC News
June 8, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

People in the Meteghan, Nova Scotia, area are mourning the loss of a historic Bangor Sawmill that burned down Saturday. Kevin Saulnier, the chief of the Meteghan Fire Department, said the building was engulfed in flames when crews arrived and his department quickly called for assistance. In total, around 85 firefighters responded to the call and 14 trucks were on site. Saulnier said people coming into the fire department this morning were grieving. He said no one was injured. Saulnier said crews were able to save some of the artifacts from the museum, adding it’s unclear what caused the fire. …”It was very, very important to the community and even to the province because we were one of the … last functioning sawmills in North America with a certain water turbine, which was called the Little Giant,” Denise Comeau Desautels, chair of the committee that oversees the museum’s operations said.

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