A Halifax Examiner / Cape Breton Spectator investigation. This is the fourth and final instalment in a series of articles on the push for mines and quarries in Nova Scotia. You can findÂ Part I here. How the mining lobby is working to undermine environmental protection in Nova Scotia On a cold day in late November...
A Halifax Examiner / Cape Breton Spectator investigation. This is the third in a series of articles on the push for mines and quarries in Nova Scotia. You can findÂ Part I here. Cobequid Gold and Tatamagouche water The news broke in November 2017 on the front page of the free monthly community paper, The Tatamagouche...
A Halifax Examiner / Cape Breton Spectator investigation. This is the second in a series of articles on the push for mines and quarries in Nova Scotia. You can findÂ Part I here. Going for gold The CEO and chairman of Vancouver-based Atlantic Gold Corporation, Steven Dean, a man with a history of international coal and...
When BP named its exploratory well in the Mississippi Canyon the Macondo Prospect after the doomed fictional town of Macondo from Gabriel Garcia Marquezâ€™s One Hundred Years of Solitude, that alone should have raised alarm bells. The story of seven generations of the BuendĂa family are set in the Colombian town, which is beset by […]
A Halifax Examiner / Cape Breton Spectator investigation. Part 1: Welcome to the Gold Rush Thereâ€™s a 21st century gold rush starting in Nova Scotia, just as industrial gold mining is increasingly coming into disrepute around the world. It has been described as an â€śenvironmental disasterâ€ť which often leads to contamination of water sources on […]
Highlights of this article: â€˘ Provincial government employees who were made aware of the security failure with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) website told Halifax police that the site had been “hacked” and that nearly 10,000 files “were taken” â€” which clearly overstated the nature of the case. â€˘ The 19-year-old […]
Nova Scotia Lands, a provincial crown corporation charged with cleaning up Boat Harbour, played a role in silencing two Dalhousie University researchers whose work studied air pollution coming from the Northern Pulp mill, the Halifax Examiner has learned. In Part 3 of the Dirty Dealing series, I reported on theÂ researchers’ 2017 ambient air study, whichÂ revealed […]
This is a follow-up to Linda Pannozzoâ€™s investigative articles in The Halifax Examiner detailing the issues around Northern Pulpâ€™s proposed effluent treatment and disposal system:Â Dirty Dealing Part 1:Â Northern Pulp mill and the province are set to roll the dice with Boat Harbourâ€™s replacement, but a cleaner alternative exists;Â Dirty Dealing Part 2: Wading through the quagmire […]
This week, journalist Linda Pannozzo discussesÂ her latest investigation into the Northern Pulp mill. Plus, we discuss the convention centre, racism reports at schools and Abdoul Abdi. (Direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes)
In a study published in 2017, Dalhousie University researchers reported that air levels of three volatile organic compounds (VOCs) near the Abercrombie pulp mill in Pictou County exceeded cancer risk thresholds and â€śare of primary health concern in terms of population risk.â€ť Over an eight-year period (2006-2013), 1,3-butadiene, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride were found to […]