Environment

“No Pipe in the Strait”

The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union and the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, with the support of the New...

Drilling Starts in Scotian Basin

It was ironically Earth Day (April 22) when BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) spudded its first exploratory well in the Scotian Basin,...

Two MPAs, Fisheries Conservation Area Proposed for N.S. Waters

Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore Islands and the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank, located approximately 120 kilometres south of Yarmouth, have been identified as Areas of Interest...

Proposed Drilling to Take Place Near MPAs

For Southwestern Nova Scotia fishermen and residents, it would seem the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing when it comes to...

Is Offshore Drilling Worth the Risk?

Whether Nova Scotia is at risk of a Deepwater Horizon disaster was the question asked and examined during a speaking tour in Nova Scotia...

Harsh Weather Playing Havoc with Lobster Season

The spring lobster fishery is well underway in southwestern Nova Scotia with fishermen who land part or all of their fishing gear for the...
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Federal government launches $20 million clean technology program

Saint Andrews, N.B. — The federal government has launched a new program that will provide up to $20 million over four years to help...
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DFO investigating U.S. vessel fishing illegally in Canadian waters

St. George, N.B. — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is carrying out an investigation after a U.S. vessel was intercepted fishing illegally in...
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Pipe effluent plan alarms fishery

The local fishing community in New Glasgow has expressed alarm over an old solution to Northern Pulp’s effluent problem that has resurfaced. Fishers and fishing...
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Commons Fisheries Committee coming to Maritimes

Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October...
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