songwriter and I live in Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada - a
one-time Steel Town. It certainly is interesting to see
how all the pieces fall into place after the fall of
such an industry. Our Steel Mill is still standing and
still employing a small number of workers but it is
costing the Province millions to keep it open. The Coke
Ovens part of it is long gone now and has left behind
one of the worst environmental waste dumps in the world.
It's known in international eco-circles as The Tar
Ponds. Due to all that has happened to our one-time
thriving community, we are now the most economically
depressed areas of the country and the cancer rate here
is the highest in Canada. Along with the tragic end to
Steel Making here our Fisheries Industry has also hit an
all time low - geez, am I depressing or what?
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