An open letter to Mark Furey and Ralph Goodale about the unprovoked RCMP violence at the public meeting in Sherbrooke, NS on May 24.
News release: Westfor have announced on CBC that they are planning to cut the Corbett-Dalhousie Lake forest any day now. Through non-violent direct action, Extinction Rebellion Forest Protectors intend to protect this forest, an ecologically intact mixed hardwood forest in the midst of a sea of clear-cuts.
A letter from a substitute teacher somewhere in rural Nova Scotia. “A hungry stomach accentuates resentment and a sense of frustration; why worry about equations when your stomach is grumbling or you can feel the wind tug on your sweater, climb down your spine with every breeze?”
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.
Wherever he looks Ray Bates sees corporations exploiting Nova Scotia’s natural resources as if there is no tomorrow. This must stop, he writes.
Inspired by this weekend’s Brewster Festival, celebrating women’s roles in craft beer companies, Evelyn White profiles one such company, and looks at the deep roots of women brewing beer in our province.
Kendall Worth on why for many people in income assistance an invite to a school reunion is not a joyful thing. Especially if they used to live in rural Nova Scotia, where issues of mental health and invisible disabilities are not always understood.
Angela Bowden remembers growing up Black in rural Nova Scotia, and reflects on the enduring damage done by abusive police practices over the generations. “I vividly recall, as do many of my peer group, police officers slowly driving by us numerous times, following us as we walk, asking us our names, where we are going, where we are coming from, and who our parents were.”
The mostly Black residents of the Town of Shelburne’s South End community continue to worry about water and they continue to worry about their health. “It’s still affecting the Black community, and it’s still environmental racism,” says Louise Delisle, who’s been fighting for change for a very long time..