MOOSE RIVER: The land expropriation of the Higgins Family has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada.
The Higgins family, despite being offered at least a quarter of a million dollars for their land, did not want to sell to DDV Gold Ltd. The family had previously appealed the decision to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, which sided with the provincial government, which ordered the expropriation in 2012.
The Moose River Gold Mines will potentially be worth $140 million and create more than 100 jobs for the area. The Austrailian company has already bought approximately 70 parcels of land.
With the Supreme Court of Canada rejecting to hear the appeal, the expropriation will finally take place. The family uses a portion of the land for a Christmas tree...