Angela Giles reflects on the results of last week’s provincial election, and what it tells us about the need for electoral reform, and most importantly, the task at hand. “We need to hold Premier-elect Tim Houston and his party’s feet to the fire on issues like health care and climate. Organize in your communities and be ready to fight against any proposal to privatize health care.”
Elizabeth Goodridge writes that the revelations that police were permitted to use lethal force against Wet’suwet’en land defenders on the West Coast were not surprising. Just consider the state violence against Indigenous peoples on the East Coast. And that violence will likely only get worse, she believes.
Lately things haven’t been looking so great for Pieridae Energy, promoter of the $10 billion proposed Goldboro liquefied natural gas plant in Guysborough County. Researcher Ken Summers explains how a Supreme Court decision affecting already struggling gas producers is pulling the company into financial trouble.
Last week Paul Jenkinson attended a symposium about natural gas development and fracking in Cumberland County. Despite a climate crisis, the Province and the Municipality seemingly continue to send “faint hope” signals to the oil and gas industry, Jenkinson writes.
A German environmental organization has launched a petition asking Germany to withdraw from a loan guarantee process that would provide more than $4 billion US to the Goldboro LNG project in Guysborough County. The petition is getting a lot of signatures very quickly
Jack Leonard takes a close look at the Goldboro LNG proposal and finds lots wrong with it. There is climate change, of course, but there are other issues at play as well, both for the province and for Guysborough County.
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.
“Commercial forestry is much like fracking, given that the public had limited knowledge or understanding of either industries,” staff at Port Hawkesbury Paper recently told Guysborough District councillors! Our Guysborough correspondent Alexander Bridge sends this report.
Quite a few Guysborough residents have been unhappy ever since the Municipality of Guysborough asked the Province to lift the fracking moratorium, writing letters, some of which made it into the Nova Scotia Advocate. Now a Town Hall meeting with a local councillor drove the message home. New contributor Alexander Bridge reports.