TRURO – The Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) is adding Truro to its agenda as it tours current and former mines and quarries across the province.
MANS representatives will gather at the Kiwanis Park Friday morning at 10 a.m. as part of a discussion on how former pits and quarries are often hidden in plain view.
Kiwanis Park was developed as a gravel pit in the 1930s to help build Route 2. Like a lot of former pits and quarries, the site has filled with water and became a natural oasis in the heart of the town before being reclaimed in the 1950s by the Truro Kiwanis Club, which now contains a pond, fountain and walkways.
Other features of the park include the annual Fisherama for children and that it has become home to up to 800 ducks in late fall.