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126-year-old Springhill, N.S. church to be torn down
The community was founded as "Springhill Mines. All coal mining had ceased in the area by the early s. The community is famous for both the Springhill Mining Disaster and being the childhood home of international recording star Anne Murray , who is honoured by the Anne Murray Centre , a popular tourist attraction. As of the mine properties, among the deepest in the world were filled with water and provide Springhill's industrial park with geothermal heating. Geothermal energy from the waters of the abandoned mines are capable of providing heating and cooling for large buildings through the use of heat pumps. The Anne Murray Centre showcases the incredible life and times of Springhill's internationally acclaimed songstress Anne Murray.
It stands like a beacon at the entrance to downtown Springhill, N. But the All Saint Anglican Church will soon be gone. Damage to the roof and the steeple, and issues with heating the church all factor in the congregation's difficult decision to tear the church down.
Springhill mining disaster may refer to any of three Canadian mining disasters that occurred in , , and in different mines within the Springhill coalfield, near the town of Springhill in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Roe Canada Company Ltd. As of [update] the mine properties, among the deepest works in the world and filled with water, are owned by the government of Nova Scotia, and provide Springhill's industrial park with geothermal heating.