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Group offering options to open pit coal mining

WESTVILLE — A group of citizens opposed to open pit coal exploration and mining has offered an alternative way to remediate the land. Cowan Street resident Clarrie MacKinnon, a member of the concerned citizens committee, told town council recently that his group plans to invite an official from the Ecology Action Centre to council’s next...

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‘No Pipe’ rally Friday

PICTOU — Anticipation is mounting for a ‘No Pipe’ rally set for Friday in Pictou. What is being billed as a rally by sea and a rally by land will be followed by the land and sea rally from noon to 2 p.m. along Pictou Harbour and waterfront. The land component is a march from...

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Impacted communities celebrate amid Energy East Pipeline calcellation

TransCanada announced today that it will not move forward with the $15.7B Energy East Pipeline. “This is an enormous win. For the past five year a broad movement of people in frontline communities and across Canada have been working to stop this pipeline” said Stephen Thomas, Energy Campaign coordinator with the Ecology Action Centre. “These...

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