Money well spent

It’s almost that time of year when we open our wallets and let their contents scatter to the winds of consumerism, buying things we almost certainly don’t need in order to enjoy the short lived thrill of newness. I do it myself, occasionally weighed down with extra dollars and so lightening my load at the...

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FONS asks for more time for public comments

HALIFAX — On behalf of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait, Ecojustice has asked Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson to give the public more time to review Northern Pulp’s Focus Report, which was released on October 3 and contains more than 2,500 pages of complex information. The Focus Report was required by Nova Scotia Environment,...

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Bird trouble

The Migratory Bird Convention Act (MBCA) is a fine piece of legislation, stipulating in no uncertain terms than an exhaustive list of our native birds – chiefly those who come and go with the seasons – cannot be legally killed, nor their nests lawfully destroyed. It’s an emblem of protection for those species who face...

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An overdue amendment

You do not have the right to a healthy environment… There, I said it. Neither Nova Scotia nor Canada at large has ever formally recognized your right to clean air, clean water, clean soil, or any of the other bodily necessities a “healthy environment” might imply. Sure, there’s a suite of environmental laws protecting groundwater...

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FONS asks Environment Minister to reject mill’s application for new facility

Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) says the science behind Northern Pulp’s proposed treatment facility is lacking and have asked Environment Margaret Miller to reject the mill’s application. “We have heard over and over that the decision will be made on the science,” says Jill Graham-Scanlan, president of FONS. “If that is the case, and...

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Ecojustice joins forces with Friends of the Northumberland Strait

PICTOU – Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, has teamed up with Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) to build the case against Northern Pulp’s plan to pump millions of litres of treated pulp effluent into the prime fishing grounds of the Northumberland Strait daily. “We’re glad to join forces with Friends of the Northumberland...

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