Uncounted costs

Open pen aquaculture has suffered a great many criticisms these past few decades, but the most damning of all was shared with me only recently by a thoughtful New Brunswick marine biologist. As she explained it, the reason open-pen aquaculture remains so profitable, is because it’s not paying all its bills. These pens, stuffed with...

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Climate emergency brings youth leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH –  On Sunday, July 28th at 12 noon, youth from across Atlantic Canada will be planting a red oak tree at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash as a symbol of their commitment to fighting climate change and protecting the planet for the next seven generations. This public and media event culminates an intensive three-day...

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Air Passenger Protection regulations partially come into force

MONTREAL – The much-awaited federal air passenger protection regulations (APPR) come into effect, at least partially. Flight Claim, who since 2016 has actively advocated for better passenger treatment, more transparency of information, more accountability for airlines and increased consistency for damages paid to adversely affected consumers, gladly welcomes this development. The APPR includes various provisions...

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Transport Canada fines vessel for contravening the speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

OTTAWA – Endangered whales such as the majestic North Atlantic right whale deserve to swim danger-free in Canadian waters. That is why the Government of Canada has introduced several measures to address risks they face by marine shipping and fishing activity. One of the implemented measures includes speed restrictions in certain zones in the Gulf of St....

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Single-vehicle crash

There were no serious injuries on Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle crash in New Glasgow. At approximately 11 a.m., members of the New Glasgow Fire Department, New Glasgow Regional Police and EHS responded to the single-vehicle crash at the Dalhousie Street side of Scotiabank.  The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the side of...

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Lester and Bell Hooper

It was the time known as the Dirty Thirties. The economy was slow and hard times fell on most everyone. No exception was given to the family of Lester and Bell Hooper from Trenton, Pictou County. Lester was employed at Trenton car works but there was little or no work at the plant and everyone...

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Antigonish Farmers Market expands

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market is expanding to a year-round attraction with more vendors and new offerings to help grow the agri-food sector, while enhancing the market experience for locals and visitors alike. The Farmers’ Market is expanding with a new building large enough to accommodate more vendors and increase its overall capacity to meet growing...

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Open auditions for Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Interested in singing with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir? Please come prepared with one piece of music to showcase your vocal range. The choir is looking to build its ‘Tenor’ and ‘Baritone’ sections, but ALL voices welcome to audition. IMPORTANT: Commitment to Wednesday evening rehearsals is a requirement. Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019  Time: 6:30...

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Parking notice during Festival of the Tartans

The Town of New Glasgow wishes to advise the public of the following parking restriction notice that will be in effect to facilitate safety for the Festival of the Tartans annual festival being held at the Scott W. Weeks Sports Complex on July 20: Please adhere to the No Parking Special Event signage posted along...

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Local man receives Award for Culinary Excellence

A local man is among six top Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) culinary graduates who were recognized today, July 16, at the inaugural presentation ceremony for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence at Government House in Halifax.  The six award recipients are: — Quentin Connolly, culinary skills, Pictou Campus — Hyungnam Oh, culinary arts,...

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