Spaceport planned for Nova Scotia

The Canso area could soon be home to Canada’s first commercial spaceport.

Maritime Launch Services says it assessed 14 potential locations across North America and settled on a site near Canso to launch the Ukrainian-built rockets which will carry commercial payloads like satellitess. M-L-S is optimistic it can break ground within a year and launch by 2020…doing 8 of them a year.

Municipal officials welcomed the news and said having a spaceport there will boost tourism as well.