The Local Climate: When Whales wash ashore

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com HANTS NORTH: There is only one population of North Atlantic Right whales left on Earth, and it can be found off our coastline every summer, building the fat stores necessary for a southern winter. Were fate kinder, their skin would be a smooth, dignified black, but sharing these waters with human...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know People’s Party of Canada’s Sybil Hogg

Hogg is running for PPC in Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Name: Sybil Hogg Community: Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Family: Growing up, all four of my parents served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Two of them are currently serving in Ottawa. My paternal Grandfather also served in the CAF then later settled on a farm with my Grandmother in Pictou County. My...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know NCA’s Stephen Garvey

Garvey running in Cumberland-Colchester Candidate profile Name: Stephen J. Garvey Community: Cumberland Colchester Family: Married Profession: Author, Party Founder & Leader Why are you running? Love Canada. Make a difference in Cumberland Colchester and Canada as a whole. Deeply concerned about the state and direction of the country, and have vision for what Canada ought...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know Kings-Hants Green Party’s Brogan Anderson

Name: Brogan Anderson Community: Kentville, Nova Scotia Family: My partner is Peter Gillis, executive director of the Valley Community Learning Association. We have two children ages 16 and 9. Profession: I have worked at the Wolfville branch of the Annapolis Valley library for the past 18 years. The library is one of the few free...

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Guest commentary: Alton Gas Storage will help businesses and homeowners in Nova Scotia

To the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to provide readers of the Enfield Weekly Press with information on the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project, in response to recent opinion columns in the News about the project. We understand that there are concerns from some people, and we appreciate that natural gas storage is new...

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COLUMN: Deleterious By Definition

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com Our Fisheries Act is quite old – in fact one of the oldest acts in Canada – protecting native fish and their habitat since 1868 and evolving over decades to suit the government of the day. The Harper administration, for example, took their opportunity to weaken its safeguards while Trudeau’s is...

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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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COLUMN: The Local Climate – As the Biosphere Teeters

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com It’s been a hard week. A recent UN report concluded that one million species could be facing extinction in the next few decades, a number so astonishing that I’ve been left to stumble from one mood to another, from anger to despair to resolve to simple, quiet depression. The integrity of...

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Dutch Settlement youth charged with Dangerous Driving and Flight from Police

MILFORD: East Hants District RCMP have charged a male youth with Dangerous Driving and Flight from Police.   Yesterday at approximately 11:20 a.m., East Hants District RCMP got a report of a pick up truck doing burnouts in front of a school on Hwy 2 in Milford. Members went to the scene and were able to identify the driver and...

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Hants History by Holly Hanes

1926 Miss Canada and her Connection to a Nova Scotia Company By Holly Hanes holly.hanes@dal.ca HANTS NORTH: While many people think of beauty pageants, or the crowing of Miss Universe, few individuals know the story of the first winner of the title “Miss Canada.” Miss Canada began awarding titles in 1923. The winner that year...

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