The Local Climate – A Rebellion in the Making

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Advocate is pleased to welcome journalist, columnist and author Zack Metcalfe to our online edition. He will be writing about the environment. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most recent special report this past October, I could tell who’d read it by the looks on their faces. The...

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No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign...

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Groups oppose effluent in Strait

PICTOU LANDING – Several groups concerned about Northumberland Strait’s future have come out against Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation’s proposal to discharge effluent into the strait. The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, and the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, with the support of the New Brunswick Fisheries Association and Pictou...

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Rise up

A protest rally called Nova Scotians Rise Up will be taking place at the Legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m. Many groups and organizations from across the province are expected to come together to protest against the sitting Liberal Government  that they say is undermining...

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Pipe effluent plan alarms fishery

NEW GLASGOW – The local fishing community has expressed alarm over an old solution to Northern Pulp’s effluent problem that has resurfaced. Fishers and fishing group representatives met for more than an hour on Sunday at Central Nova MP Sean Fraser’s riding office in New Glasgow to learn more about the province’s plans regarding effluent from...

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Traditional knowledge is science

By Darren Porter In the case of Nova Scotia’s tidal development, scientists/politicians have ignored the fact traditional knowledge is science. This dismissive condescending mind set has created the situation tidal energy finds itself in today. Today’s scientists have a tendency to reject the traditional knowledge of First Nations peoples, commercial fishermen and recreational fishermen as...

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