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.
Dartmouth North NDP MLA Susan Leblanc writes about Prosperity Shared, an opportunity to examine together what it would be to share the wealth of our province more evenly. This month she is looking forward to moderating six community dinners that will bring people together to discuss local solutions and policy proposals.
12 Nova Scotia municipalities (and counting) are calling for a moratorium on offshore exploration and drilling until an independent inquiry can define the risks. I went to a press conference to hear about their concerns. Clearly reassurances by the province that all is well aren’t cutting it anymore.
Talks between the Town of Shelburne and a group advocating for clean water access for a Black community within town limits appear to have broken down completely. It’s a sad story. Here’s hoping there’s a way out of the impasse.
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.
An offer by filmmaker and actor Ellen Page to pay for the drilling of a public well to provide clean water to a long suffering African Nova Scotian community is said to experience some push back from the Town of Shelburne.
An interview with Chris Frazer, the Communist candidate in Central Nova. We talk about climate justice, poverty, turning rural Nova Scotia around, Boat Harbour, his activism to erase homophobia, and much more.
I am curious about how grassroots activism intersects with traditional politics, so with a federal election coming up I figured I do a couple of interviews with candidates, and ask my questions.
Here is the first interview, with Betsy MacDonald, who is running for the NDP in Central Nova. We talked with her about Boat Harbour, poverty, climate change, how activism shapes her views, and what to do about the many challenges people face in rural Nova Scotia.