Tar Ponds cleanup details will be available online |
SYDNEY - The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency is getting a new website.
MediaSpark Inc. of Sydney has won a $150,000 one-year contract to update and
maintain the existing site, www.gov.ns.ca/stpa.
"We plan to make the website a key part of our efforts to ensure open and
transparent communications throughout the big cleanup," Frank Potter, the
agency's director of operations, said in a release Friday.
"Residents, reporters, contractors and interested citizens across Canada will
find it a ready source of information about every aspect of the cleanup."
MediaSpark is a software development and new-media production firm that has won
international awards. It developed the tar ponds agency's existing website as
well as two for the Joint Action Group.
The company will install a web camera at the coke ovens and develop a gallery of
several hundred historical and contemporary photographs of the tar ponds and
Carol Kennedy of North River has been commissioned to photograph the area. The
two sites have undergone significant changes in the last three years, including
removal of derelict structures and debris.