Stormy seas over retaining wall in Black Point

A debate on coastal properties and ordinary high-water marks has been sparked in Black Point after a number of complaints to the Department of Resources over a rock retaining wall built to maintain the integrity of a property and prevent erosion. Property owner Beth Skerrett started the Black Point Beach Preservation Group when she became...

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The Local Climate – Other Side of the Coin

Put simply, conservation works. When government takes the time to understand a species’ decline and cooperate with local NGOs to enact timely and meaningful change, the most at-risk species under their purview recover. Go figure. A 2005 review of the Endangered Species Act, for example, established in the United States in 1973, estimated that an...

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The Local Climate – Peregrine

In 1955 the last of Nova Scotia’s peeregrine falcons was plucked from its nest on the cliffs of Cape d’Or, probably sold to falconers in the midst of the species’ collapse. We’ve all heard the name peregrine, even if a precious few of us have actually seen one. They’re famous, not only for their formidable...

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