Written in Stone

Nova Scotian Geologist Unsure of Alton Gas By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com FORT ELLIS: The health of the Shubenacadie River is time and again the focus of resistance to Alton Gas, the company intent on hollowing out local salt caverns and dumping the resulting brine into this fragile watershed. A local geologist, however, is equally concerned...

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A Failure of Perspective

My Afternoon at the Treaty Truckhouse By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com FORT ELLIS: The first you see of the Treaty Truckhouse is its flag, in my case thrashing proudly red in the crisp wind of late April, dancing among the dead tan long grass with a Shubenacadie River backdrop. Proceed a little farther on and the...

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Annual Sipekne’katik Striped bass derby a success

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Keith Julian. Photos by Pat Healey – The Weekly Press STEWIACKE: Rain the evening before may have dampened the grounds and river banks of the Stewiacke River but it certainly did not dampen the spirits of 332 registered fishers on Saturday, May 11. The opening cast was given...

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Ellen Page asks twitter followers to support Mi’kmaq water protectors

STEWIACKE: Water protectors at the Alton Gas site near Stewiacke have received support from a Halifax-born, Hollywood actress. On twitter, Oscar-winning actress Ellen Page threw her support behind Mi’kmaq land protectors who have been opposing a controversial plan to use water from the Shubenacdie River to create huge underground caverns to store natural gas for...

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