Category Archives: Environment

Sackville deputy mayor urges more restrictions on glyphosate to protect health

Sackville’s Deputy Mayor is expected to propose a resolution at next week’s Town Council meeting urging the province to impose further restrictions on the herbicide glyphosate, sprayed by forestry companies to kill unwanted hardwoods and by farmers to get rid … Continue reading

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Mi’kmaq activist calls for broad alliance using treaty rights to fight climate change

A Mi’kmaq woman from the Pictou Landing First Nation says indigenous treaties can be a key tool in the fight against climate change. Rebecca Moore was speaking yesterday at the conclusion of a thinkers conference on climate change in Pugwash, … Continue reading

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Sackville audience hears about suing the government to save the planet

Journalist Silver Donald Cameron was answering questions after showing his film on green rights at Sackville’s Vogue theatre on Monday night when Roy Ries spoke up about suing the federal government to save the planet. Ries, who helped lead the … Continue reading

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Journalist Silver Donald Cameron champions civil disobedience & green rights

A veteran journalist, author and activist says┬ácivil disobedience is one of the most effective ways to force politicians to protect the natural environment from the destructive effects of corporate-driven, resource extraction. During a presentation last night at Sackville’s Vogue theatre, … Continue reading

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Blow wind blow! Developer aims to put 6 or 7 turbines near Sackville

Sackville Town Council heard plans last night from an Ontario-based energy company for a 20MW community wind generating station about 10 kilometres northwest of downtown Sackville. Prowind Canada Inc. of Hamilton wants to erect six or seven wind turbines off … Continue reading

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Emotions run high as Mt. A students step up protest against university ties to fossil fuels

The upper floor of the Mount Allison administration building rang with songs, chants and laughter today after more than 50 students moved in seeking a face-to-face meeting with university president Robert Campbell. A couple of hours later the students got … Continue reading

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Mt. A. student victory, Sackville says no to Energy East pipeline

A group of Mount Allison students were all smiles Tuesday night after Sackville Town Council voted 5-3 to oppose the Energy East oil pipeline. The students, who were enrolled last fall in an environmental activism course taught by Professor Brad … Continue reading

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