The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. On Friday, March 27, the provincial government gave Cermaq Canada an extension on the deadline to file an application for its options to lease in four bays in the province. The firm is part of Cermaq Global, formerly a Norwegian state-controlled salmon producer purchased by […]
The Halifax Examiner attended all three of Cermaq’s “open houses” on the South Shore, recorded nearly five hours of Q&A, and reports here on one of the recurring concerns raised at the meetings: How dangerous is the spread of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) from farmed to wild fish? This is the second part of a two-part...
The Halifax Examiner attended all three of Cermaq’s “open houses” on the South Shore, recorded nearly five hours of Q&A, and reports here on some of the key concerns raised by area residents. This is the first of a two-part series. Between 2014 and 2017, not long before taking the position of Sustainable Development...
About 300 people gathered at a “rally” and information session held Sunday in Upper Tantallon in opposition to Cermaq Canada’s proposed industrial-scale salmon farm expansion into Mahone Bay and St. Margaret’s Bay. The event was organized by the Twin Bays Coalition, a group that recently coalesced in response to the government granting the global-aquaculture giant […]
In the middle of January, representatives from Cermaq Canada were in Digby, Nova Scotia on the second leg of the company’s “Hello Nova Scotia” tour — a folksy attempt by the global aquaculture giant to “consult” the small, rural, coastal communities that would be affected by its salmon farm expansion plan. The firm is part […]
Tomorrow, Premier Stephen McNeil is going to hold a news conference to announce his intentions regarding the legislated deadline for closing down Boat Harbour as Northern Pulp’s waste lagoon. In 2015, his government, with all party support, passed the Boat Harbour Act, which stipulates that the Abercrombie mill needs to have a new treatment facility […]
Previously in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. It’s not often that I root for the anti-hero in a book, but it seems that as I neared the end of Jeremy Lent’s latest book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning — perhaps the longest book I’ve ever read at […]
At about 14 minutes into the recent Federal Leaders’ debate there was a back and forth between Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, and Maxime Bernier, leader and founder of the People’s Party of Canada, in which Bernier — who advocates for free-market policies, liberalized trade and private property rights — called […]
According to Marine Tracker — and apparently unbeknownst to the provincial government — Nova Scotia is now exporting wood chips to China, something that’s new for 2019. The “wood chips carrier,” the FP Wakaba, loaded up with chips and left the port in Sheet Harbour Nova Scotia at the end of August. With a transit […]
This is the second of a four-part series. Read Part 1 here. The day before the recent global school strike for the climate — where 10,000 people, mostly young, took to the streets in Halifax demanding climate action — there was a two-hour “emergency debate” in the Nova Scotia legislature about the “global emergency,” in […]