Protesters block Nova Scotia’s Hwy 102 in support of B.C. anti-pipeline protests
Supporters in Nova Scotia blocked a portion of Highway 102 on Tuesday morning to demonstrate solidarity with anti-pipeline protests in British Columbia.
Protesters say they were holding a peaceful protest, which took place near Exit 10 at Shubenacadie, N.S. Read the rest of this entry
Stop Alton Gas
Mi’kmaq and non-Indigenous allies are actively opposing the completion of the Alton Gas project near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and we’re calling for your assistance.
Alton Gas proposes to create two salt caverns in the near future in order to store natural gas underground, with the expressed intention to build up to 15 more . The creation of these caverns would result in huge quantities of highly concentrated salt brine, which the company plans to dump down the Shubenacadie River. Read the rest of this entry
Indigenous fisherman’s boat vanishes after Comeauville wharf fire
Vessel was later located burning in the middle of St. Marys Bay, RCMP confirm
By Anjuli Patil, CBC News, October 9, 2017
When Alex McDonald arrived at the Comeauville wharf in Digby County, N.S., on Monday afternoon to find his lobster boat missing, he said he was “stunned.”
The part of the wharf where McDonald’s boat — named Buck and Doe — had been moored was scorched and the seven thick ropes that kept it there burned off. Read the rest of this entry
Lawyer removed from Alton Gas case after inflammatory arguments
Alex Cameron, a lawyer who argued on behalf of the provincial government that the Sipekne’katik Band was a conquered people, has been removed from the Alton Gas case that is before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
The lawyer who disparaged Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq population in a divisive legal brief presented to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has been removed from the Alton Gas case.
Mi’kmaq set up camp against AltaGas storage facility
The Canadian Press, September 12, 2016
STEWIACKE, N.S. — The RCMP says it is staying “neutral” as AltaGas Ltd. and Mi’kmaq protesters are at odds over aboriginal presence on a tiny island near the energy company’s proposed underground natural gas storage caverns.
Opponents of the Alton storage project briefly went out Sunday to the small island that formed where the tidal Shubenacadie River meets a channel in which briny water is to be discharged. Read the rest of this entry