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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Violence escalates at the weekend in Nova Scotia lobster dispute

Indigenous group vs commercial fishers The ongoing dispute between Indigenous fishers and local commercial lobster fishers entered a new and violent chapter on the weekend. A lobster pound where Indigenous had stored their catch was burned in a suspicious fire, »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous leaders condemn mob attacks against Mi’kmaw fishermen

Indigenous leaders in Canada and in Nova Scotia are condemning Tuesday’s disturbances targeting Mi’kmaw fishermen as racist hate crimes and calling for the federal government to intervene in the ongoing lobster fishery dispute between First Nations and commercial fishermen. Indigenous »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Researchers tag ‘Queen of the Ocean’ huge great white shark off Nova Scotia

A research vessel conducting tagging and tracking of great white sharks, has caught a huge shark off the coast of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The  huge specimen, a female, is estimated to be about 50 years old and measures some 5 »

Indigenous, Politics

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism, commits to change

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the systemic racism in the justice system, including policing and the courts.   In a press release Tuesday, the premier acknowledged those institutions have not been just for many and apologized for the harm, »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Weakened Teddy makes landfall in Nova Scotia

Post-tropical storm Teddy made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia Wednesday morning bringing strong winds and plenty of rain for the province. Environment Canada’s hurricane monitoring centre reported very strong winds as Teddy maid landfall near Sheet Harbour. Hart Island reported »


Waves pound the shore in Peggy’s Cove, N.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Hurricane Teddy is expected to impact the Atlantic region starting mid-day as a post-tropical storm, bringing rain, wind and high waves. (Andrew Vaughan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Lobster dispute between Indigenous and commercial fishers boils over, again

Yelling, cursing, but no physical confrontation on or off the water Another contentious chapter in a very long dispute over Indigenous fishing rights and federal laws on conservation has begun. Thursday saw a handful of Indigenous lobster boats head out »

Politics, Society

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil steps down from office

After celebrating his 17th year in elected office yesterday, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday that he is stepping down and leaving public office. McNeil was originally elected in 2003 as a member of legislative assembly for Annapolis, a »

Politics, Society

Ottawa agrees to full public inquiry into Canada’s worst mass murder

Less than a week after the federal and Nova Scotia governments announced that an independent panel will review April’s shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, federal Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair announced Tuesday a full public inquiry into the worst »

Politics, Society

Independent panel to review Nova Scotia mass killing

An independent panel will review the shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, the worst mass murder in Canadian history that claimed the lives of 22 victims and that of the gunman in April, federal Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair and »