Stephen Augustine, a Hereditary Chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, says a new free online course he is teaching from Cape Breton University about Mi’kmaq history and culture presents an important opportunity for those exploring their Mi’kmaq heritage and identity.
Three major decisions this week to ban fracking in New York, New Brunswick and Quebec indicate what some say could be the beginning of the end for fracking in Canada and the United States
Meanwhile, our own public discussion remains either muted or desperate
Absorption, thick as fog. The fog in question was as thick as can be seen, on old Highway 7, along the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. It was 2000, and I was lucky it still hadn’t rained considering I was into my third day of rambling and had no tent. I was on my way up to my ancestral home in Newfoundland, by land for the first time. I had left Ottawa several days before, and availed of a jump-seat in a small courier flight for a company that I had worked for earlier in the spring, which had taken me from Montreal to Halifax. And when faced with a choice of where to go from there I chose to take the longer, older route between Halifax and Antigonish. Highway 7 was not busy. Locals usually only travelled a few miles down the road at a time, and drivers of…
Reflections and exploration of a lost folk hero, 30 years later.
In conversation with lead singer Jon Landry about the band’s recent success and recognition, and the business-art balancing act while making an honest living.
CBC is reporting that Emera CEO Chris Huskilson has said that the Muskrat Falls deal with our province doesn’t mean the Nova Scotia-based energy company isn’t interested in power from Quebec. Huskilson says that moving ahead with the Lower Churchill wasn’t a rejection of Quebec, rather that the deal “was the simplest arrangement we could do that could get done and could make a huge difference to the Nova Scotia circumstance.” Muskrat Falls will help Nova Scotia achieve its target of getting 40 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and is expected to supply that province with about eight to 10 per cent of its total energy needs. “Quebec will be part of the solution … I think in the long-term,” Huskilson said. “But we have to do all the things necessary to make that possible.” He was referring to the amount of work required to…
The Lower Churchill development could become a truly Atlantic Canadian endeavor. The Guardian is reporting that Prince Edward Island Energy Minister Richard Brown says that he has asked for P.E.I. to participate in the construction to help lower the cost of a third cable from P.E.I. to New Brunswick. “If we could tap on to that I believe we could get a better price,” he said. P.E.I. should be able to benefit from the project and if the province can tap in to the electricity from Muskrat Falls, it would mean all of P.E.I.’s power would come from sources that don’t emit carbon, he said. Source: The Guardian
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting early on Tropical Storm Maria. The forecast path has Maria passing west of or over Bermuda early on Sept. 15, then east of Nova Scotia before possibly hitting Newfoundland on Sept. 16. Energy assets in the storm’s potential path include the Sable Offshore Energy Project, a natural gas field off Canada operated by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc.Hibernia Management & Development Co. also has two rigs under the storm’s potential path over the company’s oilfield on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. Maria once was pegged to become a hurricane, but it is no longer believed the storm will reach that intensity. Source: The Sand Francisco Chronicle
A recap of the news conference this morning, including photos and the MOU document
If Kevin Aylward and his Liberals are to have any chance in this election campaign, it won’t be through attacking Muskrat Falls.