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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COLUMN: The Methane Myth

Natural Gas and Its Impact on Our Carbon Footprint By Zack Metcalfe FORT ELLIS: Several years back, while serving as sole reporter for a small community paper on Prince Edward Island, I was handed a very troubling calendar, distributed by a provincial home heating company whose mainstay was natural gas (methane). I flipped through month...

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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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Alton Gas reps visit site for equipment, signage work

STEWIACKE: According to water protectors on site at the Alton Gas site near Stewiacke, the company has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming them as trespassers and criminals. Grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors have been holding down a protection camp at the Shubenacadie River for nine months to prevent Alton Gas...

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OPINION: Alton Gas shares factual information about project

To the Editor: We appreciate the opportunity to share factual information about the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project with your readers. To help meet the increasing demand for affordable natural gas year-round in Nova Scotia and to support the demand for clean, reliable energy, Alton is developing an underground natural gas storage facility and associated...

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