Contributor Alexander Bridge, who usually writes about the state of the province, switches gears and offers some wisdom and hope here as we ring in the new year.
Alexander Bridge on the covid-vaccine: ” It is time to understand the science-based evidence of this pandemic and trade fear driven by social media for good common sense.”
Alexander Bridge on the climate emergency and elections: “Today we’re witnessing the collective, angry voices of young people and children worldwide. All demanding immediate environmental policy reform and change. Whether the discussion is global warming, climate change, pollution, fossil fuels, single-use plastics, these young people have recognized that in this global society our generation has failed them. ”
After narrowly escaping a potentially fatal accident Alexander Bridge calls for action on a deteriorating road system in rural Nova Scotia.
Letter of concern by Guysborough resident (and frequent NS Advocate contributor) Alexander Bridge, re this year’s glyphosate spraying program, in Guysborough County and elsewhere, announced earlier this summer. “As a resident of Boylston, Nova Scotia, allow me to share my concerns and extreme disappointment with our provincial government’s weak forestry regulations.”
Guysborough resident Alexander Bridge worries about safety and emissions of the planned Goldboro LNG plant.
People in Guysborough County continue to push for a more open and democratic council. On April 18th the Guysborough Communities Coalition met with the Warden to once again ask for changes in the way council conducts its business. Warden Pitts indicated he will get back to the group. We will keep you posted.
Our Guysborough correspondent Alexander Bridge reports on a heated Guysborough District council meeting after he and others had the audacity to submit a petition asking for town hall meetings with their elected representatives. I already talk to you at the grocery store, what do we need town hall meetings for, asked one councillor.
“Commercial forestry is much like fracking, given that the public had limited knowledge or understanding of either industries,” staff at Port Hawkesbury Paper recently told Guysborough District councillors! Our Guysborough correspondent Alexander Bridge sends this report.
Quite a few Guysborough residents have been unhappy ever since the Municipality of Guysborough asked the Province to lift the fracking moratorium, writing letters, some of which made it into the Nova Scotia Advocate. Now a Town Hall meeting with a local councillor drove the message home. New contributor Alexander Bridge reports.