A facility that was once on the forefront of recovery efforts for the endangered Atlantic whitefish will soon be no more.
Correction: The photo and article originally linked was from the McGowan Lake fish hatchery.
In early 2012, the federal government announced they were shuttering the Mersey Biodiversity Facility in Milton in the latest round of government cuts. It was scheduled to be phased out by April 2014.
The land it sits on is leased from Nova Scotia Power, and will be turned over to them when the shut down is complete. Nova Scotia Power will be responsible for the fate of the buildings, according to a government spokesperson.
A local group called Mersey Biodiversity Facility Supporters Society had been trying to take over the facility, but the federal government rejected their proposal.
The provincial government under the NDP had been advocating for more time, but the new Liberal government has said it is a federal issue.