World around us: Canadian NATO Spy Station Up For Sale

By | February 11, 2010

A shuttered Canadian NATO satellite spy station in Nova Scotia on four acres in a forested mountainside is for sale for $1.4 million.

The facility, about a 75-minute drive from Halifax, was built in 1983 and then shut down in 2006, The (Halifax) Chronicle-Herald reported Wednesday.

Sales agent George Kimber said its current owner, who doesn’t want to be identified, bought the site from the Defense Department after it was closed.

A private paved road leads to a double-gated security fence and guardhouse. The 10,000-square-foot building contains a sterile biotech laboratory, a workshop, living quarters, a kitchen, laundry room and four sleeping quarters, Kimber said.

It also has backup power generators and a very large, golf ball-shaped satellite cover.

“Somebody might want to have their own television station,” Kinber said. “It’s got a satellite dish that’s got digital broadband. There’s a bunch of different uses for it.”

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