Big industry and quality of life aren't mutually exclusive.
That's according to Mayor Mel Norton after CHSJ News asked his thoughts on the new scientific report on shale gas development suggesting more research is needed into the long-term effects.
He tell us they know the environment is important and can't be compromised, pointing to Canaport LNG and Mispec Beach as an example of industry co-existing with the environment.
Norton says economic development is not political, and they have an obligation as representatives of the city to do everything they can to drive economic development. He suggests the big question is, are we ready to embrace economic prosperity?
City Council endorsing shale gas development late last year.