From Web Talk – Newfoundland and Labrador. …why not support 4 new independent, provincially centered parties, in Atlantic Canada? Why shouldn’t there be a New Brunswick party, Nova Scotia Party, PEI party and a Newfoundland & Labrador party that the … Continue reading If not an Atlantica Party, What? This from Newfoundland
This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?
Solar window shutters. A different idea that works great in fall and spring … also on those cool days in the summer and warm days in the winter. Continue reading ENERGY: Low Tech solar shutters that you can build!
Many of us wonder about the huge wind generators that huge companies seem to want to use to generate power. The issues are self-apparent, but there have always been many more modest but workable options and more are emerging as … Continue reading ENERGY: Yes there are solutions other than huge wind generators. Check out these options!!
In the optimistic spirit of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Message from the Future, this letter is a speculative and fictional look back from the future to imagine what New Brunswick could be like if we could meet our climate change obligations. … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE – Go east, young woman – A letter from New Brunswick’s future
Here’s an example for the International St. Croix River. I’m part owner of my power company and I want my shares! …and my dividends! by Art MacKay Our earth is filled with valuable assets. Consider our quarries, our gold … Continue reading COMMUNITY: Could citizens participate directly in a publicly owned business like NB Power? Food for thought.
WHALE REFUGE … LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT HAPPEN! Click to access north-americas-first-whale-sanctuary-is-taking-shape-in-rural-nova-scotia.pdf Continue reading WHALES – Whale refuge is taking Shape in Nova Scotia!
WHALES – Animal behaviour specialist says life in captivity is detrimental to whales By Nina Corfu, CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2016 8:00 AM AT Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016 and Dec 18, 2021 Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with … Continue reading WHALES – World’s first captive whale retirement home could be in Nova Scotia
M. G. FISHERIES LTD. Grand Manan, NB, Canada How to Cook a Lobster Use salt water if possible, if not add lots of salt to your water. You want to steam the lobster not boil it. Boiling will cause the … Continue reading FOOD – Chances are you don’t know how to cook a lobster!
Under the United National Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), we have established Zones of influence over our oceans. They are less than perfect, but there are legal mechanisms for settling disputes, although ultimately “power”, financial or … Continue reading IDEAS: Community Economic Zones – Let’s Do Business! Could this ever happen?
The Green Magic Homes are composed of prefab vaulted panels manufactured with composite laminate materials, confined by walls in reinforced soil. The structure are easy to assemble and features… More at: A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just … Continue reading IDEAS: A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days
For several years now, Adam Wintle and Dan Bell have been pitching the concept that burying Continue reading “ENERGY: Two Maine companies team up to convert food waste into clean energy, 2016”
None of the ideas under development for Deer Island back in 1976 became reality. The big question is … why? Click to access developing-deer-island-1975.pdf Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Building your community – Ideas are cheap apparently. It’s implementation that is hard.
It was my pleasure on November 20th to attending the book launch for an astoundingly important book … “Letters from the Future“. Dozens of folks came to Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre in St. Andrews to review the book … Continue reading LOOKING FORWARD: Letters from the Future
AS REPORTED IN 2015 – WILL THIS WORK IN THE BAY OF FUNDY, GULF OF MAINE AND ELSEWHERE ALONG OUR COAST? Now it’s back, as the plant built by Maki Ocean Engineering proves. It’s the largest of its kind in … Continue reading ENERGY: Power plant uses ocean temperatures to generate energy. CAN WE DO THIS HERE?
Click to access ideas-that-died-the-georgetown-conference-pei.pdf Continue reading IDEAS THAT DIED: The Georgetown Conference, PEI – 2016