Richard Starr: “The theme of recent COVID-19 updates in Nova Scotia has been “opening up.” Opening up the economy and opening up society have been on the agenda. But opening up democracy – not so much. Indeed, the past week provided more evidence, if more is needed, of Premier McNeil’s disdain for the views of others.”
Media release; Groups province wide opposed to open net pens have now joined forces. They have formed the Healthy Bays Network (HBN). Committed to a healthy environment, empowered communities, local employment and well-paying jobs with a future, Nova Scotians will hear lots more from the Healthy Bays Network in the weeks and months ahead.
You can clean up graffiti, but to rid Nova Scotia of the racism that inspired it will be a lot more difficult, says Vanessa Hartley, the young Shelburne woman who first posted a photo of a hateful slogan spray-painted on a rock on Facebook.
Open letter; While our province is in the depths of a deadly pandemic with orders to “Stay the BLAZES home”, our Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon. Keith Colwell’s department deems it business as usual for this company and grants them this unprecedented 20-year lease renewal.
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.
Media release: The Twin Bays Coalition would like to thank Cermaq Canada for listening to, and hearing the overwhelming opposition expressed by Nova Scotians to open net pens in Nova Scotian waters.
Kendall Worth reports on the pressure to return to rural Nova Scotia experienced by many income assistance recipients who call Halifax home. That’s not always a good idea, says Kendall, and the stigma of poverty is often behind those pressures.
It took a long time, but the Town of Shelburne’s predominantly Black community is finally getting the well that the South End Environmental Injustice Society (SEED) had been fighting for.
After a wait of many months Town of Shelburne councillors told local clean water activists that an offer by filmmaker and actor Ellen Page to pay for the drilling of a well to benefit a Black community within Town limits is not viable.
Tom Rogers and his wife have been exploring the back roads of Lunenburg County. They were shocked by what they found.