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Cape Sharp Tidal announces delay in deploying another Fundy turbine

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. has announced it won’t be deploying another turbine in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro, N.S., until sometime next year “when the weather is calmer and more predictable.” A news release issued yesterday said the company is … Continue reading

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Mi’kmaq chiefs express frustration over Fundy tidal projects

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs say they feel increasingly frustrated that tidal projects appear to be going ahead in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro, N.S. in spite of their economic and environmental concerns. In a news release issued … Continue reading

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Fishermen launch legal action to block turbines this fall

The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman’s Association plans to ask a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge to block deployment of tidal turbines in the Minas Passage this fall. During a court hearing yesterday in Halifax, Madame Justice Denise Boudreau set … Continue reading

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Fundy fishermen file court challenge on tidal turbines

The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman’s Association is challenging the provincial government’s decision to allow deployment of two tidal turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro, N.S. The Association filed a formal application with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court yesterday … Continue reading

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Fishermen pissed at environment minister’s OK to tidal turbines

Nova Scotia’s environment minister has come under fire from fishermen for approving the installation of two tidal turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. “The environment minister has shown a shameful lack of judgment by ignoring the concerns of a … Continue reading

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Tempest in a turbine: another tidal delay at Black Rock

A scientific report from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) appears to have triggered another delay in the deployment of tidal turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. Cape Sharp Tidal had been planning to install a 2MW turbine this … 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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