ROCK ART: Highway Inukshuk

There’s something comforting about the inukshuk (or inuksuk if you prefer) that can be seen along all of our highways. Slideshow. Wait or click to advance Have you got a favorite or some other story in stone like a carving … Continue reading

PLACES: A Quoddy Anthology–A great Christmas gift! Last chance to buy.

A Quoddy Anthology was written in response to the proposed LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay. Now that those threats have passed for the moment, A Quoddy Anthology will be rewritten in a more general context, but continuing to express the … Continue reading

MPA: Insights, Challenges and Solutions for Ocean Planning … It Ain’t Gonna be Easy!

Posted on February 29, 2016 – 11:58am, by MEAM staff What keeps ocean planners up at night? How are they tackling the challenges they face? In October 2015, ocean planning leaders from around the world met in Rhode Island, US, … Continue reading

LNG & MPAs – Are both governed by First Nations treaty rights in the Quoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy?

Proposals for the construction of LNG terminals have been ongoing for decades in spite of the lack of approval from the Canadian government and the stringent conditions imposed by the US Coast Guard relative to required permissions. Robert Godfrey’s presentation … Continue reading

UPDATE – MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: Sometimes good news might not be so good after all.

UPDATE: 10/1/16.  It is interesting to see the polarization taking place already online between the local fishing community and those who are concerned about the marine ecosystem in a broader context. This is exactly what happened with the Marine Park proposal … Continue reading

YOU SHOULD KNOW: Millions of shorebirds depend on the Bay of Fundy and they need protection

Having been involved and concerned about the proposals for LNG terminals in Passamaquoddy Bay, I try to follow current information on the last remaining proposal by Downeast LNG. Currently the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is reviewing DLNG’s environmental submissions. Work done by Stantec … Continue reading

LNG: Ever wondered why folks oppose LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay? Here’s why.

A large group of residents who live and work around Quoddy Bay and the islands, have opposed proposals for LNG terminals in Passamaquoddy Bay for about a decade now. Only one proposal remains but the threat is still the same. … Continue reading

STORIES IN STONE: St. Andrews Area Inukshuk

The word inuksuk means “something which acts for or performs the function of a person”. The word comes from the morphemes inuk (“person”) and -suk (“ersatz” or “substitute”). It is pronounced inutsukin Nunavik and the southern part of Baffin Island (see Inuit phonology for the linguistic reasons). In many of the central Nunavut dialects, it … Continue reading

Myths and Legends: Glooscap Creates the West Isles

  As Glooscap was creating features around the Bay of Fundy area, he encountered a pack of wolves chasing a deer and a moose in a place that he wished to make rich and special. So he froze the drama … Continue reading