Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sackville candidates say no to shale gas

All of the candidates for Sackville Town Council who were present during Tuesday evening’s all-candidates’ forum declared their opposition to the development of shale gas and, all but one, expressed support for continuing the provincial moratorium on fracking. Virgil Hammock, … Continue reading

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Shale gas testing divides candidates in Sackville mayoralty campaign

Two former town councillors running for mayor in Sackville are defending their voting records on the contentious issue of seismic testing for shale oil and gas. John Higham and Virgil Hammock were both serving on Sackville Town Council in July … Continue reading

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Green Party resolutions take aim at the Irvings

Members of the New Brunswick Green Party passed policy resolutions at their annual general meeting in Sackville on Saturday aimed at reducing what the party calls “undue corporate influence on the New Brunswick government.” The resolutions deal with political lobbying, … Continue reading

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Buffy biographer on the real world of the spirit

The author of the 2012 biography, Buffy Saint-Marie: It’s My Way, says the Cree singer-songwriter, artist, educator and social activist seemed happy to help him with his book. “She said she thought I was a good researcher,” Blair Stonechild adds, “and I … Continue reading

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Mt. A. students face tuition hikes next year

Mount Allison University is proposing to increase tuition next year by four per cent, or $300, for Canadian students who aren’t from New Brunswick and two per cent, or $150, for those who are from the province. International students would … Continue reading

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New 2015 timeline shows NS gov’t concerned over tidal costs

The Nova Scotia government continues to back the long-term development of tidal power in the Bay of Fundy, but my newly published timeline of events in 2015 shows the province is increasingly concerned about costs. Melissa Oldreive, a tidal policy analyst … Continue reading

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Company says tidal power getting closer, but challenges remain

The manager of Canadian operations for the French-owned tidal developer OpenHydro has reaffirmed that the first of two turbines will be lowered into the turbulent Bay of Fundy waters near Parrsboro this spring. “The final assembly on the two Cape … Continue reading

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