(Wonderful) News release: Plans to contract out cleaning services to private companies at Canadian Forces Bases (CFB) in Greenwood and Kingston have been shelved and the Department of National Defense (DND) has committed to creating a new process for future reviews. Workers at CFB Greenwood were facing unemployment as of next week, with their work being contracted out to a private, for profit company.
Glyphosate spraying resumes in Nova Scotia. On Friday the Department of Environment announced it has has issued six new approvals for glyphosate spraying covering about 1,351 hectares.
A new interactive map shows that residents of rural Nova Scotia are having a hard time finding a child care spot. You can zoom in, zoom out, or plug in your postal code.
Guysborough resident Alexander Bridge worries about safety and emissions of the planned Goldboro LNG plant.
“Cape Breton was a mess this weekend,” writes Lisa Bond, referring to the many emergency room closures last weekend. “I called and left messages for you leading up to it in hopes that something would be done, but alas, I heard nothing back from you.”
Premier McNeil seems to think that Oil and Gas development is a perfect fit with a Marine Protected Area. Just as he probably thinks that it is appropriate to clearcut a game sanctuary. (Liscombe).
People in Guysborough County continue to push for a more open and democratic council. On April 18th the Guysborough Communities Coalition met with the Warden to once again ask for changes in the way council conducts its business. Warden Pitts indicated he will get back to the group. We will keep you posted.
Our Guysborough correspondent Alexander Bridge reports on a heated Guysborough District council meeting after he and others had the audacity to submit a petition asking for town hall meetings with their elected representatives. I already talk to you at the grocery store, what do we need town hall meetings for, asked one councillor.
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.