“The enemy of a healthy fishery is not the Mi’kmaq, but corporate profiteers like Mayer-Murphy and Risley who are bent on depleting this resource and resisting Mi’kmaq treaty rights. The Mi’kmaq fishery deserves our full support, while the corporate fishery should be shut down,” writes Chris Frazer.
A coalition of more than 100 environmental and Indigenous groups from Canada and Europe are asking Germany to withdraw from a loan guarantee in support of a mega project to process and export natural gas in Goldboro, Guysborough County.
Press release: East Coast anti-net pen activists from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador, faced with the fragile status of their own wild Atlantic salmon, and with the memory of the cod collapse fresh in their minds, have joined forces with West Coast anti-net pen advocates to encourage the Minister to make the right decision.
Media release: Friends of Halifax Common (FHC) are calling on the Halifax Regional Municipal and Nova Scotia governments to scrap the $30 million dollar, 500-stall, 8-storey parking garage planned for the Nova Scotia Museum property as part of the proposed $2 billion dollar QEII hospital expansion.
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.
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.
“This is our children’s future; this is why we do this. This is why we have been here for 21 years. If we don’t stand up and protect our treaty rights now, who is going to do it down the road?” Journalist Amber Bernard reports from the Saulnierville wharf.
On september 25th 2020, Climate Strike Halifax, A.K.A schoolstrike4climatehfx will hold a socially distanced climate justice rally. As a society we are currently experiencing many overlapping crises and do not have the luxury of complacency. Therefore, we continue to strike in the name of climate justice in a covid-friendly manner to show government that we are #notgoingback to normal.
What’s playing out in the waters off Digby is complex, but the bottom line is that both non-Indigenous fishermen and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are trying to stop Mi’kmaq from exercising their treaty rights.