ROCK WONDERS: Brier Island Balancing Rock

THINKING SPRING! The Flower Pots, The Bishop, Southern Cross, The Pup. The Bay of Fundy has dozens of unique and wonder-full  geological formations. Hope you get to enjoy this peculiar formation at Brier Island. If you geocache, add it to … Continue reading

THE HUMBLE HERRING: An in-depth review of what has happened along the Nova Scotia Shore of the Bay of Fundy

What has happened to cause the herring to die by the thousands in St. Mary’s Bay and Digby Harbour? This report by Ann Pohl in the definitive report on what we know at this time. Let us know if you … Continue reading

THE WEIR: Inner Bay of Fundy Version

There are many types of weirs. In the Outer Bay of Fundy they are built by driving stakes with pile drivers and are fished and emptied by boat. Inner Bay of Fundy Weirs, on the other hand, are fished differently, … Continue reading

PETITIONS: Windsor, NS – Petition advocating a fish passage at the Avon River Causeway has been tabled in the House of Commons

A most sensible request to our Federal Government Petition to the Government of Canada Whereas: The Avon River Causeway, in Windsor, Nove Scotia, was constructed in 1968 without proper fish passageway, and to this day impedes the migrations of fishes, … Continue reading

FISHERY: Hunting for Answers: Dead Herring, Krill, Copepods and Demoic Acid

As most folks are now aware, thousands of dead Atlantic herring have been washing up along the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and citizens and researchers are considering a multitude of explanations. Is it a virus? a bacterium? … Continue reading

ISSUES: Bay of Fundy is more than some strange rocks and lots of mud

Well, the Bay of Fundy didn’t win one of the seven coveted spots in the Seven Natural Wonders of the World contest, but it was one of the final 28 magnificent places around the world AND the only one from … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: Tritium output

I’m trying to find the source of this, and will add it later. In the meantime this gives a summary of tritium releases into the air and water at Point Lepreau from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: If you are living on the coast of Fundy in NB, NS or Maine it’s time to put this in perspective.

These Google map images show your proximity to Point Lepreau. If you are following the disaster in Fukushima, Point Lepreau’s operational ups-and-downs, and the failure of nuclear plants around the globe, you will know that the odds of a major … Continue reading

ADVENTURES: Start planning your whale watching tour now!

The season can get busy … so it is wise to book well in advance. … Continue reading

ISSUES: What happens when “mainlanders” have power over the fishing community?

It seems strange, but I remember when “unemployment” was introduced into the fishing communities of the Bay of Fundy. At that time, the storekeepers and family processors kept folks going through the winter if they had a bad season. For … Continue reading

HIGHWAY TOLLS: New Brunswick’s proposals will hold all of the Atlantic Provinces hostage. Or will it?

Well, instead of backing off on loans and cash incentives to giant businesses who can well afford to pay, collecting appropriate taxes from them and eliminating offshore tax shelters, among other things, New Brunswick is proposing road tolls as a way to … Continue reading

NOVA SCOTIA: Aquaculture review fast-tracked and expanded by federal government

via Aquaculture review fast-tracked and expanded by federal government – Nova Scotia – CBC News. The federal government has restarted a process to review how fish farms are regulated, and will now expand the scope of the review to include … Continue reading

ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

  It’s been a few years but while researching the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in relation to several proposed LNG terminals in the Quoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy, I had shown, I think, … Continue reading