Arguing in court that the Sipekne’katik Band is a conquered people and that therefore the duty to consult does not apply is exactly the wrong thing to do for the McNeil government, writes contributor Art Bouman. But he isn’t surprised, it’s all about money and fossil fuels.
Ken Summers takes the pulse of the Alton Gas project in light of the company’s recent announcement that it will not begin its brining operation this year. The company’s future here doesn’t look quite as bright as it did say three years ago. It’s what happens when you’re not welcome.
Forget about meeting clearcutting targets for 2016. A freedom of information request by the provincial NDP caucus suggests clearcutting may well be on the increase.
Should we make Muskrat Falls right, or should we just walk away from a mega project that is terribly destructive in so many ways? Sierra Club Atlantic and the Ecology Action Centre land on different sides of the discussion.
Stop arresting journalists in Labrador or anywhere. Pretty embarrassing that you have to write an op-ed to make that point.
“This is my favourite place in the world. It breaks my heart that this is happening here.” Ryan Chambers takes us on a short drone ride high above the Cape Breton Highlands.
Judy Haiven’s tribute to Phil Pacey, a founder of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, and a fearless fighter for a liveable city. He died last Thursday.
The Alton Gas salt caverns have managed to escape scrutiny from the regulators, writes researcher Ken Summers. But news that two of the four drilled wells are unusable should cause some alarm bells to go off.
“What do I miss most about the place? The fun and the beauty. It used to be a very beautiful place,” says elder Molly Denny of Pictou Landing First Nation. Boat Harbour, or A’sek, Mi’kmaq for the other room, is a documentary about the transformation of Boat Harbour from a beautiful body of water, great for swimming, fishing and hunting, to a poisoned dumping ground for first Scott Paper, and now Northern Pulp.
Once in a while the Nova Scotia Advocate likes to remind its readers that the Muskrat Falls development, of which Nova Scotia is a major beneficiary, is destroying the traditional ways of indigenous peoples and other marginalized people.