Earlier this month Chuck Porter, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, announced that the moratorium on oil and gas exploration and drilling on Georges Bank will be extended. We speak with Jordy Thomson of the EAC to find out more.
Kendall Worth: We are in another lockdown in HRM. People in my community tell me that they are discouraged and scared. It has just been one thing after another. The bomb of social isolation has hit them hard.
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says that Premier Rankin’s COVID-19 press conference today shows the provincial government does not understand how the federal sick leave program works.
Letter: If the government’s secret deal to sell and destroy Owls Head Provincial Park (and the surrounding marine environment) to build a golf course goes through, then that will give a green light to every greedy developer and their attached politicians to try to sell off these gems.
Media release: With growing numbers of school COVID-19 cases along with confirmation of community spread inside the HRM and potentially other regions, the NSTU is questioning why public health has not advised government to pivot to full remote learning at more schools.
As infection numbers in Nova Scotia reach record highs, prisoner advocates are asking that the province vaccinate incarcerated individuals and correctional staff within the provincial prison system. This demand is even more urgent as the province is considering another mass release similar to the one early on during the pandemic.
Media release from the East COast Prison Justice Society: We are alarmed to learn that there has been no vaccination rollout either for provincial prisoners or correctional staff, despite prisons being obvious vectors of community and institutional co-transmission, and the heightened vulnerability & disproportionate numbers of Indigenous, racialized, and disabled prisoners.
Media release: With case numbers of COVID-19 escalating among school aged children and with many ndw variants in the province, the risk has clearly increased. However, the government has not done enough in response to reduce the risk.
I’ve always had a difficult time fitting in; never knowing where I belong in social circles. I have recently come to terms with the notion that I will always be a drifter… floating from crowd to crowd. Nevertheless, a pill I have yet to swallow is how hard it can be to date as a young Black woman.
Zack Metcalfe continues to explore how forests act as carbon sinks. Forests are dynamic, unruly, and just a little bit weird, absorbing carbon but also producing it, defying easy interpretations and demanding, above all, our respect and attention, he writes.