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