Maritime Link project already creating jobs in Cape Breton – The Chronicle Herald

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Maritime Link project already creating jobs in Cape Breton – The Chronicle Herald

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2015356 Views

November 18, 2015

The infrastructure needed to bring hydroelectricity from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia is starting to be visible across Cape Breton, and so are the effects of the power company’s local employment policy.

Stephen Lafford, a 24-year-old from Potlotek First Nation, has only been working for a couple of weeks, but he’s visibly excited to be on the job and is already looking ahead to more training and advancement.

“I actually like it,” Lafford said during a short break at the PowerTel Utilities Contractors staging area in Catalone, Cape Breton County, where wooden power poles and spools of cable are prepared and loaded for shipping.

“I’m an outdoorsy kind of guy, and this keeps me busy.”

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