If the Halifax Examiner inbox is anything to go by, there is no shortage of critics of Pieridae Energy and its plans to pipe natural gas into Nova Scotia, build a $10-billion liquefied natural gas plant in Goldboro on the province’s Eastern Shore, and then ship the LNG to Germany, a project the Halifax Examiner...
[This is the first in a three-part series] In 2017, Environment Minister (now Premier) Iain Rankin approved Lafarge Canada’s proposal for a one-year pilot project to burn scrap tires in its 55-year-old cement plant in Brookfield near Shortts Lake, about 13 kilometres south of Truro. The company is part of Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim — a global...
Craig Jetson, CEO and Managing Director of St Barbara — the Australian company that owns Atlantic Gold that in turn owns the Touquoy open pit gold mine in Moose River and plans to open three more gold mines along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore — says that he has lined up “quite a few meetings over […]
The $200-million-plus Queen’s Marque waterfront development is nearing completion. Apartments, stores, and an underground parking lot will have a phased-in opening. Major tenants such as the Stewart MacKelvey law firm and a hotel are expected to arrive by the end of 2021. So imagine my surprise earlier this month when an investigator with the province’s...
It’s been two months since Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its own self-regulated lobster fishery off the Saulnierville wharf in Southwest Nova Scotia — 21 years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the Marshall decision, affirming the 1760-61 Treaty Rights of the Mi’kmaq to fish for a “moderate livelihood.” As reported in Part 1 […]
At a November 12 press conference, Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack announced that his Band was launching “hundreds” of lawsuits related to the way governments, some commercial fishers, and the RCMP reacted to its launch of its moderate livelihood fishery on September 17, the 21st anniversary of the landmark Marshall decision that affirmed Mi’kmaq […]
In the hours after the mass murders of April 18/19, the RCMP and Halifax police interviewed 13 people about what they knew about the gunman, who the Examiner calls GW. Four of the 13 people additionally told police about what happened to them during the attacks. Along with information obtained from police officers, those 13 […]
Media attention is trained on St. Mary’s Bay in southwest Nova Scotia, where the Sipekne’katik First Nation led by Chief Michael Sack has been exercising Treaty rights to a “moderate livelihood” fishery since September 17. But what is happening in the offshore lobster fishery is going largely unnoticed. That is absolutely understandable, given the very […]
In Part 2 of this two-part series about the Goldboro LNG project, the Halifax Examiner delves into some of the opposition to the proposal, where it is coming from, and what the project means for Nova Scotia. When Pieridae Energy announced in 2018 that it had received “written confirmation of eligibility in principle” for “prospective” […]
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 […]