Eastern Shore Salmon Farms - What's the Issue?
(Meeting in Sheet Harbour, Monday February
6, 6:00 pm)
Open pen fish farms such
as the three salmon facilities currently proposed for the Eastern
Shore are causing quite a stir. Those opposed cite environmental
disasters from experience. In other parts of the country, legal
battles are still being fought between fishermen, who have lost
their livelihood and the aquaculture industry who purportedly contaminated
fishing grounds. The industry supports new technology that prevents
such destruction to the environment. Weigh in on the issue here,
with links both for and against. Read
up and take our poll!
Scotian Windfields- a Maritime
wind energy developer submits their Energy Strategy and Climate
Change Action Plan to the Nova Scotia Department of Energy. The
focus of this submission is that the renewable energy resources
in Nova Scotia could supply 100% of the provinces energy
needs. The Scotian WindFields submission provides recommendations
which are low-cost to no-cost to both the government and to energy
Read more ...Read
Saving Sanctuary -
A tale of two sanctuaries, two authors and two journeys,
one year apart. Find out what happens when greed wins out over
common sense in Nova Scotia's 'protected' wilderness areas. Read
Water, Water Everywhere, Not
Enough to Eat!
Climate change and water shortages around the world are linked.
Here in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, we somewhat selfconsciously
congratulate ourselves on the possible side effects of global
warming: longer, warmer, drier summers. It's a fool's paradise.
Global warming and the shortage of fresh water is going to affect
us in serious ways. Read the paper produced by Lester Brown, President
of the Earth Policy Institute,
Call on the Food Front".
Gets Serious On Climate Change
The Canadian Government has announced programs worth one billion
dollars in an effort to bring the country closer to meeting its
Kyoto target. Some of these programs will make it easier for home
owners to reduce their energy consumption. read more..
Change Caravan 2001 In Nova Scotia
Thirty participants of the cross Canada Climate Change Caravan
made their way through Nova Scotia on the final leg of their five-month
Scotia Wildlife Festival 2001
Theme: Habitat Preservation
Location: Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage
The main objective of this event, the only 'wildlife festival'
held in the Atlantic Provinces, is to create an awareness and
appreciation for the natural world around us and the people helping
to protect it -- to celebrate our natural heritage in a way that
brings it directly to the communities of Nova Scotia through music,
art, nature hikes, boat tours, lectures and demonstrations. ...
Tourism Industry calls for a suspension
on logging (2001)
The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) calls
for a suspension of logging and road building in the proposed
Ship Harbour Long Lake Wilderness Area to allow the Department
of the Environment and Labour to complete a Wilderness Area Assessment.
is not that they cannot see the solution.
It is that they cannot see the problem."
Taking Care of Business)
a Pretty Sight
As clearcutting of our forests becomes ever more evident to the
casual traveller, Nova Scotia tourism interests are worried that
visitors will stay away.
Interview with Dave Harris
On Friday September 1, 2000, Mr. Harris, chair of the Eastern
region IRM planning team, responded to questions by the host of
CBC's Maritime Noon about the DNR's plans for Nova Scotia Crown
Land protected areas. Here are some exerpts of that interview.
Tourism joins the ranks of those recognizing that this issue concerns
series of picnics
People meet on clearcut lands to draw attention to the effects
of clearcutting in Nova Scotia forests.
Call for Action
A call to protect and preserve our natural forests. With links
to in-depth information on the issues.
National Forum on Climate Change