1. Cornwallis Last week, Halifax City Council voted overwhelmingly to take down the statue of Edward Cornwallis. Columnist Stephen Kimber believed Cornwallis had become too easy a distraction for those of us in the non-Indigenous community. Then he talked with Indigenous journalist Maureen Googoo… Click here to read “Does Cornwallis matter? More than I would […]
Count me among the countless Nova Scotians happy to see the back of Eddie Cornwallis’s scraggy, statue-head as it was ignominiously carted off last week to some dank, secret storage depot somewhere, out of sight and — hopefully — out of mind. For at least a while. My satisfaction, I confess, had less to do...
This once pristine tidal estuary, Boat Harbour has been used as an industrial waste lagoon for the Abercrombie pulp mill (now Northern Pulp) near Pictou for fifty years. Photo courtesy Dave Gunning. You could cut the tension in the room with a knife. Earlier this month a delegation of fishers from Nova Scotia, PEI, and […]
1. All Histories Matter Last week, I wrote about the white outcry about the exclusion of Annapolis Royal from CBC’s first episode of The Story of Us. I pointed out that while white Nova Scotians furiously protested their claims to be recognized as the first settlers, they were not so anxious to receive credit, for example, […]