It wasn’t widely reported in Nova Scotia, but for once the Gulf of St. Lawrence is entirely free of oil and gas exploration projects. That’s a good thing. We spoke with environmentalists Sylvain Archambault and Gretchen Fitzgerald to find out more.
This weekend’s video is Black Mother, Black Daughter, by the amazing poet, artist, historian and filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton.
Why is it taking so very, very long for city staff to write a report on how to make sure that city contractors pay their workers a half decent wage? Good question.
January 20, 2020 On Sunday, it was brought to the attention of Autistics United Nova Scotia that two screenings of…
Earlier today poet and activist El Jones told the Halifax Board of Commissioners that it must deal with racism and police brutality of step aside. She made some excellent points.
“Excessive force used by police in situations involving Persons of Colour is nothing new, it has been happening for hundreds of years and continues at an alarming rate,” writes Raymond Sheppard.
The Nova Scotia Offshore Alliance (NSOA) is reaffirming its call for a moratorium on all offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling until a full public inquiry can be completed on this dangerous activity. This statement comes in response to this week’s news that the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has approved an extension to BP Canada’s license to drill offshore.
A short (one minute) but powerful video about tireless activist and frequent contributor Raymond Sheppard. “Throughout my history I have been looked down upon and labeled by people of European descent. (…) As I grew and became stronger in knowledge of self I realized I am none of the above.”
If you’re concerned about the climate crisis and want to do something about it—and you live in or around K’jipuktuk/Halifax—please come out for coffee and discussion on Sunday, January 19 from 2 to 5pm.
On what surely must have been the coldest day this winter some 150 people came out to rally at the Mumford Road Walmart in support of Santina Rao.