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Highlights/Nova Scotia

Economy, Environment, Science and Technology

Could climate change create Canada’s next island province?

Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia is connected to the continent by a large isthmus, but it’s low lying and easily flooded. The idea that Nova Scotia could be cut off by water is a serious concern that has» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Harnessing the energy of the Fundy Tides- update

The still controversial effort to generate electrical power from what is claimed as the world’s highest tides, is temporarily on a pause. Cape Sharp Tidal Venture, a joint venture of several companies, had installed its first revised technology late last» 

Society

Why video of students was live streamed

Inadequate passwords and insufficient technical controls led to videos of school children being live streamed on the internet, reports a privacy commissioner in eastern Canada.  Catherine Tully is mandated by the government of the province of Nova Scotia to apply» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia lobster dispute escalates

A simmering dispute over lobster fishing appears to have escalated into violent acts. The dispute pits non-native fishermen against aboriginals in the southwestern part of the maritime province of Nova Scotia. The season is closed for the summer which gives» 

History, International, Military, Science and Technology

Canada history: Oct 4 1967: the enduring Shag Harbour mystery

It was 50 years ago today that very strange things were seen in the skies over Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia. Canadians across the country report lots of strange things in the skies every year, many classed as» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Black Nova Scotians to get land titles generations later

Black families, that have lived in Nova Scotia for generations, will finally be getting titles to their land. “Freedom and a Farm” Tony Ince, the Atlantic province’s Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, addressed a press conference this morning with» 

Animals, Economy, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Lobster protest over alleged abuse of native fishing rights

“At $4-$5 a pound for illegal lobster, it’s easy money for poachers” (J Smith fisherman) Commercial lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia are angry. They’ve been staging protests outside of federal fisheries offices in the region over what they claim» 

History, Society

….Gone.  Communications historic, heritage building torn down

It was a 10 year effort to save the Commercial Cable Building in Cape Breton, but it’s gone now forever. The building was erected in 1888 and an entire company community, Hazel Hill, was built around it for the employees» 

History, Society

More honours for Canadian who stood against segregation

Long before America’s Rosa Parks, there was Canada’s Viola Desmond Many people know of American Rosa Parks and cite her as the first to stand up for the civil rights of blacks in the U.S.  But Rosa Parks is the» 

History, International, Science and Technology

Going, going…last hope for historic building has gone

An old and now decrepit building in Nova Scotia is on the verge of being torn down. It’s not just any old building though, it is what’s left of The Commercial Cable Company building in Nova Scotia. It was through»