AQUACULTURE: Nova Scotians Call for Aquaculture Reform

Over a hundred groups unite in support of a moratorium on high-risk aquaculture by PALMIRA BOUTILLIER Raymond Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre gives a failing grade to Nova Scotia’s Aquaculture Strategy. [Photo: Miles Howe] A crowd of close to 300 … Continue reading

OPINION: The real culture of dependency: In defence of Atlantic Canada

BY KAREN FOSTER BRIAN FOSTER | MAY 31, 2012 http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/behind-numbers/2012/05/real-culture-dependency-defence-atlantic-canada “Is the EI system making it more attractive to not work?” That’s the (attempt at) thought-provoking (or fire-stoking) title of a recentNational Post piece, written in the aftermath of Jim Flaherty‘s intellectually lazy and socially … Continue reading

POLITICS: New EI Rules expected to impact farmers and fishermen.

May 25, 2012 – 4:11am BY SELENA ROSS David Tupper, the co-owner of Dasygale Farm and Vineyard in Middleton, agrees with Human Resources Minister Diane Finley on some things. It would be nice to see Nova Scotians dropping off their resumes … Continue reading

POLITICS: ACOA Dumps Regional Economic Development Agencies – Time for the 99% to “go it alone”? PART 1

No surprise really, but I was still startled somewhat to see the article online at CBC.ca that ACOA is dumping all of the regional economic development organizations or REDOs as they seem to like calling them. That’s all of them! … Continue reading

WHALES: White-sided Dolphins at West Isles

White-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) are common on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy and occasionally come over to the New Brunswick side for a visit. Maurice Haddon, a long-time friend and Deer Island lover, sent along this spectacular … Continue reading

LIGHTHOUSES: Special Meeting of the NS Lighthouse Association – Protecting Your Lighthouse.

NS LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION There is a meeting of the NS Lighthouse Assoc. April 18th at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 7pm. The speaker is the head of the US Lighthouse Assoc so should be interesting on how to save and … Continue reading

RESEARCH: Call for RFP for Feasibility Study – Bay of Fundy Experience Centre (BoFEx)

The Bay of Fundy Experience Centre (BoFex) is a newly established not-for-profit organization currently in the process of planning for the development and establishment of a multi-sectorial Bay of Fundy Experience Centre in the Town of Digby area. This registered … Continue reading

BUSINESS: Princess of Acadia Ferry Status.

Will the vital ferry link between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick be maintained? That’s the perennial question around the Bay of Fundy. Here’s the latest news. N.S. and N.B. to invest in Bay of Fundy ferry 21/03/2012 1:21:14 PM CTV … Continue reading

TIDAL ENERGY: NS Power gives up berth at tidal energy test site in the Bay of Fundy

  February 17, 2012 – 8:20pm BY BRETT BUNDALE BUSINESS REPORTER Nova Scotia Power has given up its underwater spot at a tidal energy test site in the Bay of Fundy. A spokeswoman for parent company Emera said Friday the … Continue reading

Halls Harbour Lighthouse History

Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada Location: South side of Minas Channel, Bay of Fundy. Notes: This lighthouse was replaced by a modern structure on the end of a wharf near the location of the old lighthouse. The original wharf and … Continue reading

FISHERIES: “Off the Hook” may change the face of Bay of Fundy fisheries.

Posted Wed, Dec 14, 2011 by Emily Fisher to Fishing boats in Nova Scotia. © Becky Cliche via http://www.offthehookcsf.ca A group of hook-and-line fishermen in Nova Scotia are helping change the face of fishing, and we think you should know … Continue reading