On August 2, Nova Scotia’s Environment and Climate Change minister Tim Halman approved the proposal by Toronto’s Signal Gold for an open pit gold mine in Goldboro, on the province’s Eastern Shore. Signal Gold, which until recently was called Anaconda Mining (an anaconda is a giant snake that strangles its prey), plans to operate the […]
How do you celebrate 50 years of environmental activism in Nova Scotia during a pandemic? For the Ecology Action Centre (EAC), a giant community park picnic party was out of the question, so they partnered with Zuppa Theatre Co. to create an interactive, app-guided, provincial treasure hunt. Featuring 50 original pieces from Nova Scotia artists […]
“Only blind luck“ prevented what could have been significant damage to the marine environment and an oil well that Shell Canada was drilling in deep water 250 kilometers off the coast of Nova Scotia. That’s the conclusion of John Davis, an activist with the Clean Ocean Action Committee of fishermen and environmentalists opposed to drilling...
Halifax’s kids head back to school this week, but sadly too many of them will be taking the least healthy option to get there. Walking and biking to school have been on the decline across North America for decades. Check out these numbers from the US, showing the drop since 1969. Note that while bussing […]