November subscription drive It’s that time again: a month when we unceasingly plead for new subscriptions. To be fair, for most of the rest of the year we mostly leave you alone; aside from a few gentle reminders here and there, there are no popup windows or other annoying admonishes. We’re usually a soft sell. […]
News 1. Power back on after being cut for incident in South End NS Power cut power to thousands of residents in the South End Monday evening due to an incident on Harbourview Drive, which runs parallel to the rail cut and NS Power transmission lines. The information from police, via CBC News, is that […]
News 1. NSP asks for rate increase Yesterday, Nova Scotia Power (NSP) was at the Utility and Review Board asking for a rate increase, which means customers will pay 1.5 per cent more each year for the next three years. NSP says it’s asking for the rate increase because of rising fuel costs. Jennifer Henderson […]
Nova Scotia Power (NSP) was before the Utility and Review Board yesterday asking for a rate increase that will see residential customers pay 1.5% more on their power bill in each of the next three years. Businesses and large industrial users could see their bills go up between 2 and 4% each year. NSP blames...
Nova Scotia Power has filed an application that would see power rates rise 1.5% a year for residential customers in each of the next three years, if approved by the Utility and Review Board (UARB). The increases are related to rising fuel costs and purchases of imported power. Commercial and industrial class customers will see […]
News 1. Media victory in Assoun case “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice James Chipman has indicated that he will grant a media request to gain access to sealed court documents in the Glen Assoun case,” Tim Bousquet wrote yesterday. Click here for all the details (Tim is updating the story this morning.) Tim’s worked a […]
EfficiencyOne has lost a battle with Nova Scotia Power to spend more of ratepayers’ money on energy conservation programs. Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne (E1) utility is the country’s first dedicated to helping people and businesses use less energy. E1’s budget is provided by NS Power. Until 2010, the Public Utilities Act required Nova Scotia Power “to...
1. Is the SaltWire Network serious about its lawsuit against Transcontinental? Remember that lawsuit the SaltWire Network filed against Transcontinental Media? It was kind of a big deal. I read the Statement of Claim SaltWire had filed with the court on April 10, and commented: The lawsuit hasn’t been tested in court, so we’ll see […]
News 1. Zach Churchill “Former Education Minister Ramona Jennex remembers the exact date of the “altercation” — April 13, 2012,” reports Jean Laroche for the CBC: In an email to Speaker Kevin Murphy, which she shared with CBC after a reporter requested it, the former New Democratic Party MLA for Kings South claims Zach Churchill, the Liberal MLA for […]
Citizens concerned about the amount of wood harvested (mostly clearcut) to be used as biomass aren’t going to be happy with the numbers contained in the 2018 Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM) report filed last month with the regulator. When used for generating electricity, the efficiency of biomass is only 21-23% efficient. Last year, the biomass […]