Press release: On Friday, 25th September, the NS Department of Environment office responsible for issuing permits for aerial spraying informed us over the telephone that there would be no further aerial spraying of glyphosate in Nova Scotia this fall.
Not quite the huge turnout of last year, but a very respectable 500 people gathered at the Grand Parade for this year’s climate strike. Their message was just as powerful as last year’s, and even more urgent.
Liz Goodridge reports on the weekend she spent on the Saulnierville wharf, while Tonya Francis offers up some powerful photos.
For Rose, who Kendall Worth introduced us to earlier, will have to apply for income assistance because her parents are only able to pay her rent for two more years due to their health going downhill and her father recently retiring.
Saturday, Sept 26, 11am, Halifax Waterfront (by the big wave)
Mi’kmaw fishers are currently under attack by angry non-indigenous fishers who mistakingly claim that Mi’kmaw fisheries have no basis in Canadian law. Come out to show solidarity with Mi’kmaq people earning a moderate livelihood through the fishery!
We do have an exceptionally low percentage of women on council, but in keeping with many other cities we also have a low percentage of Black, Brown or Indigenous councilors. Halifax has no noticeably disabled councillors. All this is to say that when you cast your ballot in 25 days, think about equity.
Regardless of Covid 19, justice is past due for African Nova Scotians and African people. Access to real and true justice has always been late for African people, if it was even meted out at all. The passage of time and delays only adds to the pain and suffering. It is indeed a tragedy within a tragedy.
Press release: Members of Stop Spraying and Clear-Cutting Nova Scotia (SSCCNS) will be attending the student-led Climate Strike on Friday, September 25, 2020. On this day of global climate action, SSCCNS would like to highlight the vital role that healthy forests play in fighting climate change. Science shows that forests stabilize our climate by absorbing and storing carbon, which prevents that carbon from further warming our atmosphere. This is a significant consideration in Nova Scotia, where forests cover 75% of our province.
Danny Cavanagh: One of our most significant concerns is that just over 25% of Nova Scotia workers do not have Workers’ Compensation coverage. Now is the time to bring those exempted workers without coverage into the system. They must be a priority.
Collective bargaining at Dalhousie University has reached an impasse, and the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) has filed for a provincially-appointed conciliator.