This weekend’s featured video is a very good new documentary about the residents, First Nations people, fishers and naturalists fighting for a pristine Shubenacadie RIver and the rural lifestyle that made them settle in the community.
Last night about 40 protesters gathered outside a Liberal fundraiser on Gotting Street hosted by MP Andy Fillmore and with federal environment minister Catherine McKenna as the guest of honour. The perception among protesters is that provincial and federal Liberals may say the right things, but fall far short when it comes to to actively fighting climate change and recognizing the obligation to consult with First Nations.
The EAC believes we should pay close attention to the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It is starting a monthly reading group to facilitate that effort.
This weekend’s documentary follows a group of women from Nova Scotia as they travel to the site of the new hydroelectric installation at Muskrat Falls in Labrador. With Labradorian women as their guides, the Nova Scotians come to understand the heavy toll this dam is taking on the local environment, economy, and social fabric.
A victim impact statement by the Pictou Landing First Nation after Northern Pulp pleaded guilty to leaking effluent into the East River in 2014 makes for interesting reading. Government sure lied a lot, and it broke a lot of promises in the last 60 years.
Nova Scotia stands to benefit from the Muskrat Falls power generating project through the Maritime Link. It’s time to have our voice heard on the severe damage the project threatens to inflict on the Inuit who live there.
A recently launched interactive map shows the realities of environmental racism in Nova Scotia. It’s the work of the ENRICH project, the group around Ingrid Waldron that for years now has been hammering away at this very important issue.
The community of Lucasville, founded by Black Refugees, is slowly being erased. A large and smelly equestrian farm is the latest nail in its coffin.