PSA: Acting on information received this morning that Irving forestry crews from New Brunswick are in transit to crown land in New France, Digby County, Extinction Rebellion forest protectors are currently blocking access to the cut area.
Out with the old, and in with the new. John McCracken on the dramatic changes in several Nova Scotia municipalities after the elections.
Raina Young: The violence and harassment against Mi’kmaq fishers is despicable, racist behaviour. Even more concerning is the failure of the police to stop it, revealing deeper systemic racism. Imagine if it were the other way around, and Mi’kmaq fishermen were harassing white people. Such behaviour would never be tolerated. The RCMP would step in immediately. The hypocrisy and double standards show a clear racist bias.
Ray Bates: To move around our communities without the many negative possibilities caused by a nearness to traffic is a physical and mental health-enhancing factor that community decision makers need to recognize and work to develop.
Reading the book you get the feeling that Paris did not set out to write about racism as such. It just so happens that you cannot write about growing up Black in Nova Scotia, no matter when, no matter where, without writing about racism.
Letter: Clearcutting and spraying belong to a lazy, toxic forestry we can’t afford anymore. We want the provincial government to listen when we say: stop spraying and clearcutting Nova Scotia. Stop stringing us along with promises of reform. We’ve had enough. We need forestry that restores nature, stores carbon and creates jobs.
“The enemy of a healthy fishery is not the Mi’kmaq, but corporate profiteers like Mayer-Murphy and Risley who are bent on depleting this resource and resisting Mi’kmaq treaty rights. The Mi’kmaq fishery deserves our full support, while the corporate fishery should be shut down,” writes Chris Frazer.
A coalition of more than 100 environmental and Indigenous groups from Canada and Europe are asking Germany to withdraw from a loan guarantee in support of a mega project to process and export natural gas in Goldboro, Guysborough County.
Liz Goodridge reports on the weekend she spent on the Saulnierville wharf, while Tonya Francis offers up some powerful photos.
“This is our children’s future; this is why we do this. This is why we have been here for 21 years. If we don’t stand up and protect our treaty rights now, who is going to do it down the road?” Journalist Amber Bernard reports from the Saulnierville wharf.