HALIFAX — An expert in residential construction says it will likely take years to rebuild the hundreds of homes recently destroyed by Nova Scotia wildfires.
Justin Johnston, president of the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, says it could be months before structural assessments and environmental testing are complete.
As well, he says it will likely take up to three years to rebuild the homes because of existing backlogs in Nova Scotia’s construction industry.
Wildfires destroyed about 150 homes in the greater Halifax area and dozens more in Shelburne County, in the province’s southwest.
Some people, however, aren’t giving up hope.
Glenn Taylor, who lost his Halifax-area home, says his family hopes to rebuild even if it takes years.
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