Recent news that Calgary-based Pieridae Energy’s has found a new engineering firm for its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Goldboro, and worked out an agreement with a Calgary firm and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs to build and operate a huge work camp at the site, has prompted headlines that suggest...
On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne’katik First Nation finally launched its own self-regulated moderate livelihood lobster fishery off the Saulnierville wharf on the shores of St. Mary’s Bay in Southwest Nova Scotia. It had been 21 years since the Marshall decision, when the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the 1760-61 Treaty Rights of the Mi’kmaq […]
On October 1, hundreds of Mi’kmaq and their allies held a mawio’mi to celebrate Treaty Day on the wharf in Saulnierville on St. Mary’s Bay in Southwest Nova, where crews from Sipekne’katik First Nation were almost two weeks into their new “moderate livelihood” fishery, affirmed as their Treaty right by the 1999 Supreme Court of […]
Ten years after Donald Marshall Jr. was found to be wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 11 years for a murder he did not commit — in a case that a Royal Commission determined was the result of racist attitudes and incompetence on the part of the police and others in the justice system that had […]
On Saturday September 26, the group “Don’t Spray Us – Nova Scotia Action” posted “good news” on its Facebook page with this update from Extinction Rebellion: NS Dept of Environment has informed us definitively that there will be NO further spraying of aerial herbicide on private land in Nova Scotia this fall. The area we […]
This article contains graphic descriptions of conspiracy theories about child abuse and torture that may not be suitable for all readers. The change in the Nova Scotian woman — I’ll call her Lidia — was dramatic and it happened suddenly. According to a member of her family, Lidia had always been left leaning and progressive […]
Residents who live close to a piece of land on North Mountain in Kings County that was clearcut two years ago and is now slated for aerial spraying of a glyphosate-based herbicide, have “occupied” the site, and they tell the Halifax Examiner that they don’t intend to leave until the spraying is cancelled or the […]
On July 23, 2020, Germany’s largest weekly magazine, Der Spiegel, published an article alleging that right-wing conspiracy-theorists and “doomsday prophets” were luring Germans to Cape Breton to establish a colony of “like-minded” new settlers. Within two days, two of those named in the article — Andreas Popp and Eva Herman — issued official statements denouncing […]
On August 17, the Nova Scotia Environment Department issued three new approvals for aerial spraying, giving two companies — Century Forestry Consultants of Amherst and New Brunswick’s J.D. Irving — until the end of the year to spray 1,498 hectares (3,701 acres, equivalent to about 2,800 football fields) of private woodlots with two herbicides, Belchim...
On July 23, 2020, Der Spiegel, Germany’s largest weekly magazine, published an article by Martin Doerry, entitled “Moose, Bears, Eva Herman: Right-wing ideologues and conspiracy-theorists, including the former “Tagesshau” presenter, lure Germans to the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ‘New settlers’ can buy real estate in a colony of like-minded people.” The article was written […]