A group of community organizations opposed to open-net finfish farms in Nova Scotia have pooled their resources and formed a new organization they say will amplify their voice. In a media release Monday, the newly created Healthy Bays Network (HBN) said Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture regulations have been written for industry, and the voices...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. On Friday, March 27, the provincial government gave Cermaq Canada an extension on the deadline to file an application for its options to lease in four bays in the province. The firm is part of Cermaq Global, formerly a Norwegian state-controlled salmon producer purchased by […]
News 1. Naturalists go to court “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Christa Brothers will decide whether the Minister of Lands and Forestry has failed to live up to the obligations set out in the Endangered Species Act to protect wildlife in the province,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “We seek the Court’s assistance as a last resort,” […]
News 1. Poor parenting “Consider the case Mr. S and Ms. C, and their toddler, D,” writes Stephen Kimber: And the question of how much of what gets referred to as poor parenting is simply the result of being parents who are poor. And what that means — or should mean — for public policy. […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood transportation columnist here at the Examiner. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Northern Pulp still waiting on approval for glyphosate spraying The planned start date for Northern Pulp’s spraying of over 3000 acres of woodland has passed, and the Nova […]
Nova Scotia has new regulations for coastal aquaculture, but don’t expect that to put an end to the controversy around open net pen fish farms anytime soon. The new rules will do little to get local communities to accept the salmon and trout industry, says Raymond Plourde, Wilderness Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre. “That will […]
by Chris Benjamin Several dozen lobster fishers, anglers, environmentalists, tourist industry representatives, and people in fishing associations gathered at the Lord Nelson Hotel Thursday afternoon for a press conference and support rally. They said they represented more than a hundred groups across Nova Scotia, and another hundred onlookers attended and cheered each speaker. A few...