Geoff MacLellan

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Transportation mode for Donkin coal remains a mystery

DONKIN, N.S. - By sea or rail — that is still the question. Various modes of transportation to move Donkin coal are on the table,...

No more room for wind power, energy minister says in wake of export proposal

Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan said while the province stands to benefit from improved energy networks and local companies involved in wind farm construction, right now...

Solar energy program available to community groups

"Nova Scotia has continued to be a national and international leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions because we have been innovators and investors in clean...

Cabot Trail to get extensive upgrade

... as a premier tourist destination,” said Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking, in making the announcement Thursday along with Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner, provincial Transportation...

Public feedback 'divisive' on using tolls to pay for twinned highways

Throughout the process, Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan has said twinning would happen at a much slower pace if the province couldn't rely on tolls to...

Province announces $10m annual funding for gravel roads

The province will be dishing out $10 million a year to address repairs and reconstruction on gravel roads. On Friday, Minister of Transportation Geoff MacLellan...

Faster growth, better earnings needed for long-term market health

We are a little past midyear, and it is interesting to reflect on where we have been so far this year in three different areas.

More access to Greenfield school in Scotchtown

Cape Breton Post - Local - Cape ...Cape Breton PostSCOTCHTOWN - A new access road will soon be completed behind Greenfield Elementary School to accommodate...

Nova Scotians split on tolls to pay for twinned highways

The provincial government needs to hear from more Nova Scotians about what they think of paying tolls to get highways twinned sooner. Transportation Minister Geoff...

Reserve Mines man protests over quality of road works

Geoff MacLellan, Nova Scotia's transportation minister, said Cape Breton Centre MLA Dave Wilton is visiting the site to learn more about Bonaparte's concerns. "And then...

Union members protest long-term care facility cuts in Glace Bay

More than two dozen people stood outside Minister Geoff MacLellan's office in Glace Bay, N.S., Wednesday rallying for an end to cuts in long-term care...

Ridership aboard The Cat rises, but empty seats remain

rabble.caAs reported in March, the ferry is able to hold approximately 866 passengers. "The success is growing the numbers, the success is seeing that...

Ridership aboard The Cat rises, but empty seats remain

As reported in March, the ferry is able to hold approximately 866 passengers. "The success is growing the numbers, the success is seeing that...

Stephen Kimber: Should Stephen McNeil still be unconditionally committed to the Yarmouth ferry?

Geoff MacLellan, McNeil's minister of transportation, last week insisted — Pollyanna-like — Bay Ferries' situation is improving. Perhaps. During the first week of August —...

NHL Standings Predictions: Offseason Edition

If Peter Budaj and Jeff Zatkoff have to take over for any stretch of time, that will spell trouble. The defence is top heavy with...

Low ferry numbers won't put taxpayers on the hook for more cash: MacLellan

The Yarmouth ferry's low ridership won't force taxpayers to pony up more cash, according to Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan. Bay Ferries' passenger numbers were 43...

Province shops for QEII proposals

“The importance of thorough planning cannot be overstated in the case of health-care infrastructure,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “This is a...

Construction, unemployment decrease in first half of 2016

With the first half of 2016 now behind us, it seems like a great time to examine the performance of the local economy. It is...

Capitals Feeling Benefits of Brooks Laich Trade

Laich was highly respected both on and off the ice, but it was an extremely important move for the franchise because General Manager Brian MacLellan...

Stephen Kimber: Nova Scotia highway twinning study on the road to election

. Metro columnist Stephen Kimber argues there's more at play in Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan's waffling on how the government will pay for twinning. Share...

Proposed highway tolls could hit commuters hard, advocacy group says

Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan said there's been no decision to move ahead with twinning based on tolls. MacLellan said a decision on tolls would only...

Cost of twinning highway expected to cost more than $2 billion

Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says no decision has been made to move forward with twinning based on tolls. He says that will come through consultation...

Yarmouth ferry numbers are climbing: MacLellan

Nova Scotia transport minister Geoff MacLellan said he's not worried about less-than-ideal Yarmouth ferry numbers. “This about the entire season. I think everyone would anticipate...

Results of Nova Scotia highway twinning study to be released today

Highway 107 - Porters Lake to Duke Street, Bedford — 33 km. The first phase of the report will be released Thursday afternoon at Government...

Community leaders upset with community's littering problem

“It's really hard to fathom that in this day an age people still think it's acceptable to throw trash and litter on the side of...

Christena Avery believes someone is going to die on East Margaree Road if something isn't done to fix it. (Norma ...

Nova Scotia's Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Geoff MacLellan, said his department started the surveying work required for a major overhaul on East Margaree...

Yarmouth ferry passenger numbers well below target

MacLellan added that he took a trip on the ferry last week, and boasted about his experience aboard the boat for his five-and-a-half hour crossing.

Coast erosion concerns resident

Geoff MacLellan, MLA for Glace Bay and minister of transportation and infrastructural renewal, said he has been looking into the erosion of the shoreline there,...

Yarmouth ferry numbers coming from Portland soon

Spokeswoman Jessica Grondin told the Chronicle Herald that figures would be released just six days after the Progressive Conservatives pressured Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan to...

MacLellan in Maine for talks about ferry

Minister of Transportation Geoff MacLellan is in Maine to discuss the ferry service between Yarmouth and Portland. MacLellan is meeting with Senator Angus King and...

Brexit will have minimal long-term effect on worldwide economies

As we pass the midpoint of 2016, it's a good time to reflect on what has happened to various economic subjects nationally. I will touch...

Tories want province to release early season passenger numbers for Yarmouth ferry

The number of people using the Yarmouth ferry is being kept under wraps for no good reason, says Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston. Houston said...

Capitals sign Tom Wilson to $4 million, 2-year contract

Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced on Thursday they had agreed to the new deal with Wilson, a pending restricted free agent. The 22-year-old had...

30 Thoughts: Why couldn't Oilers and Canadiens make a deal?

MacLellan has said this group's window lasts as long as he can juggle these contracts, so they are uppermost on his mind. 23. ... The...

'This isn't good': Marine consultant says Bluenose II is 'coming apart at the seams'

“This is normal. This occurs naturally as the planks above deck dry and you would have found the same thing on the previous version (of)...

Nova Scotia used car regulations among the most lax in Canada

"The vast majority of used car dealers are honest operators; however, as in any business of any kind, there can be dishonest people for whom...

New Dal arena one stride closer to reality

"We want to put the land to work for the community," said Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Internal Services in a statement on behalf of Geoff...

Municipal councillor wants second road to Glace Bay Hospital

Saccary said he has contacted Geoff MacLellan, MLA for Glace Bay and minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal, about building a second access route from...

Deadline looms for second berth funding

In an interview this week, Clarke said he has spoken to both Cape Breton Liberal MPs Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking and provincial Transportation Minister...

Anchors aweigh in Yarmouth: Cat ferry between Nova Scotia and Maine starts season

The ferry left Yarmouth June 15 for Portland with its first load of passengers. Some of the licence plates of vehicles boarding the vessel were...

No final bill for MV Miner cleanup

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan previously said that government officials were in regular contact with the contractor and waiting for the final numbers...

Victoria County councillor seeking major road improvements

Buchanan is inviting provincial Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan to travel North of Smokey to experience these conditions first-hand. “School buses stopped going on Blaze Road...

Diagnosing health-care problems in Cape Breton

It was an issue that Glace Bay MLA and provincial cabinet minister Geoff MacLellan also picked up on. “The big thing for me that I'm...

Miners, families pay tribute at Davis Day ceremonies

Glace Bay MLA Geoff MacLellan, who grew up in a mining family, joined others in complimenting the Men of the Deeps, standing alongside the railbed...

Sydney to get new collaborative care clinic this fall

It is certainly a start," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan, who made the announcement Friday on behalf of the health minister. The...

Port of Liverpool transferred to Nova Scotia

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Geoff MacLellan said the transfer means job opportunities for Nova Scotians. "By collaborating to create conditions for success, the...

Health care, Social Security costs contributed to growing debt

My last column dealt with the explosive growth of the U.S. government's total debt. It's logical to wonder what led to that unprecedented debt spike.

Association voices concern over taxi bylaws

On Tuesday, Virk sent a letter addressed directly to Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “(Drivers) feel voiceless, helpless, exploited and disappointed because...

Bay Ferries: Baillie creating uncertainty about ferry service not good for attracting business

Unlike Nova Star Cruises, which last season had to release monthly passenger counts, there is no clause in the agreement that Bay Ferries has with...

Spring Garden speed limit reduction petition launched by Halifax lawyer

The petition, which needs 100 signatures before it's delivered to Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan, is already gaining popularity, with 37 names added so far. McKiggan...