News release: As the Liberal Party wrapped up its convention in Halifax, members were met by a crowd calling for the party to stop supporting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Environmental activists will rally Friday April 20. 12 Noon, at Halifax Convention Centre where federal Liberals are holding their convention. This time the issue is not the Kinder Morgan pipeline, but oil giant BP’s plan to drill up to 7 wells off the south-west coast of Nova Scotia.
As we write this the BP commissioned rig West Aquarius is on its way to the Scotian Shelf to start exploratory drilling for oil, something John Davis, director of the Clean Ocean Action Committee, very much wished wouldn’t happen. We interviewed Davis about how federal and provincial regulators are way too close to the oil and gas industry, how environmental and fisheries groups are ignored, and why we should care about what happens on the Scotian Shelf.
News release by Friends of the Halifax Common: In return for the School for the Blind land being given to the VG, citizens were promised a fully landscaped Park within a Park -200 trees & 200 parking places, a scented garden and a landscaped path along the block of Tower Road included in the deal. Should this be the new Urban Farm location?
The Canada Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) has released information on oil and gas bids detailing lease areas available for 2018 – and these areas directly overlap a large fisheries closure announced in December by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
News release: The BP commissioned rig West Aquarius is now en route to drill offshore, despite not having final approval from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).
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.
News release: Forty businesses and organizations (including the NS Advocate) are calling for Nova Scotia’s moratorium on fracking to remain in place.
The Guysborough Communities Coalition (GCC), a group of citizens created to bring dialogue and transparency between citizens of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) and its council will be asking Council to agree to a Town Hall-style meeting open to all residents of MODG.
This weekend’s video is a short trailer for the documentary The water protectors’ journey. This film about the Alton Gas resistance documents a journey along the Sipekne’katik River, which leads to a sacred island known to the Mi’kmaq as the traditional campsite of Glooscap’s grandmother. The full film premieres in Halifax this Saturday March 31.