Media release: Alternative economic solutions to the destructive practices of gold mining exist that support the growth of local economies. We therefore asked all North Colchester candidates whether they support the immediate adoption of the proposed French River Watershed Regulations, which includes a ban on mining.
Open letter from Scott Beaver of the St. Mary’s River Association, to local MP Sean Fraser, requesting that the feds conduct an environmental assessment of Atlantic Gold’s modified Touquoy mine project.
Check out this powerful video by the amazing Dave Gunning as he sings the praises of the beautiful St Mary’s river in Guysborough County, and explains why plans by Atlantic Gold to construct an open pit gold mine alongside the river should be halted.
In a report released on Tuesday, acting Auditor General Terry Spicer says his office sees no coordinated approach for managing the risks associated with more than 100 contaminated sites in the province. Timothy Gillespie of South Coast Today reports.
In this short 2018 video Molly Leblanc, a species at risk and biodiversity biologist with Coastal Action, talks about the roughly one million ounces of mercury left behind by mining companies in Nova Scotia, typically dumped in nearby wetlands.
“I’m starting with the little critters low on the food chain, wetland insects. What I found is that insects from these goldmine sites have mercury levels 50 times higher than insects from clean healthy wetlands. And in species like dragonflies and mayflies, which shed their skin, hatch in the water and fly away.”
Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS) is calling on the Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson, to approve the Municipality of the County of Colchester Regulations, regarding the French River Protected Water Area. SuNNS is also asking the Minister to honor the 1,000 signature petition, calling on the Provincial government to protect the French River Watershed and cancel the Warwick Mountain gold mining project.
In this of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Scott Beaver and Chris Hunter. Beaver is the president of the St. Mary’s River Association and Hunter is with the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and they talk about the NOPE Campaign — that stands for No Open Pit Excavation — against the proposed Cochrane Hill gold mine that would sit right next to the St. Mary’s.
Press release: Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS) is extending congratulations to Colchester County Council for voting to request designation of the French River Watershed as a protected water area under the Nova Scotia Environment Act at its meeting last evening.
PSA: This month, East Coast Environmental Law is pleased to be offering a free public legal education and workshop session on environmental impact assessment and mining in Nova Scotia.
Policy analyst and writer Peter Puxley, speaking at a #WaterNotGold panel in Halifax last Saturday, pushes back on the idea that all rural Nova Scotia can hope for are short term jobs in extractive industries that come at huge environmental costs.