Atlantic Mining NS Inc., an affiliate of the St. Barbara company Atlantic Gold, which operates the Touquoy open pit gold mine at Moose River, has succeeded in delaying its day in court. Arraigned in Dartmouth Provincial Court, Atlantic Mining NS asked for and received an adjournment until March 15. In September 2020, Nova Scotia Environment […]
An external audit of fuel costs incurred by Nova Scotia Power over a two-year period from 2018-2019 has given the utility a passing grade. Fuel costs make up about 45% of the company’s expenses and their volatility used to result in hikes to power bills — until a separate account was established for Nova Scotia...
Just over a month after the construction company contracted by Atlantic Gold to excavate clay for the tailings facility at its open pit gold mine at Moose River assured Krista Gillis of Mooseland that the excavation work wouldn’t cause any more sedimentation in a nearby brook, it has happened again. On Saturday, January 17, Gillis […]
It’s a win for the municipality and everyone advocating in favour of a park at Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes, but one environmentalist warns it could bring the process back to square one. The highest court in Nova Scotia ruled in a written decision released on Thursday that Halifax Regional Municipality did not effectively expropriate a developer’s...
“A Canadian-owned paper pulp company went on trial on Wednesday for flouting emissions rules at its mill in southern France, the country’s biggest,” reports Agence France Presse (AFP). AFP says that the company has been charged with “emitting polluting substances,” including heavy metals and nitrogen oxide gas, from the mill that is south of Avignon, […]
Thanks to a provincial government decision, Nova Scotians could be looking at a future power rate increase. The decision splices together the strands of many competing public and private priorities, and depending on where you sit, you’ll rank them differently. They include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, meeting renewable energy targets, preserving forestry jobs, and —...
It was the last piece of the puzzle for the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes area: with a mix of private donations and funding from three levels of government, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust has been able to complete the purchase of the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector. The Nature Trust announced in a news release on […]
Much attention is focused on Crown land in Digby County that is threatened by logging operations. And last week, nine people from Extinction Rebellion were arrested while trying to prevent contractors in the employ of the WestFor consortium from accessing the public forest and moose habitat slated for cutting. But in another part of the […]
Just over a month ago, the Halifax Examiner reported on how Northern Pulp appeared to be misleading Ernst & Young, the appointed court monitor in its creditor protection case in the British Columbia Supreme Court. Specifically, we fact-checked the fourth “monitor report,” which contained several inaccuracies about Northern Pulp activities during its “hibernation” and while […]
The power company Emera has rejected a request from the Utility and Review Board (UARB) to voluntarily lower its profit margin in order to provide broad relief to ratepayers. Saying in effect that its guaranteed profit margin is sacrosanct, Emera is instead making a donation to the Salvation Army to help the neediest ratepayers pay […]