NUCLEAR QUESTION FOR TODAY In February 9, 2012, two environmental groups, the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, called on nuclear authorities to drain radioactively contaminated heavy water from the core of the … Continue reading NUCLEAR QUESTION: Was radioactive heavy water removed from Point Lepreau reactor 8 years ago?
Click here to read it now and download or click below to purchase printed copies for distribution. ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)? By Art MacKay in OCEAN … Continue reading ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?
With elections looming in New Brunswick, it is disheartening to see how little progress has been made in the 5 years since this was published. As Rod Cumberland enters the political arena, we can only hope that things change for … Continue reading ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession
CANADA IS BOUND BY LAW OF THE SEA TO PROTECT ENDANGERED WHALES, THEIR HABITAT, AND THEIR FORAGE (Updated February 14, 2020) I’m currently researching once more the various treaties and laws that oblige the Government of Canada to protect Right … Continue reading ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?
An extremely powerful video about Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River and Estuary starting around the same time. In … Continue reading POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait
It’s an old and ongoing story. Who really owns Machias Seal Island … Canada or the United States? This long detailed article tells some of the fascinating tales that originated from this tiny disputed island that floats out there in … Continue reading The Man Who Went to War With Canada – Atlas Obscura
Go east, young woman – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #5 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 … Continue reading Go east, young woman – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #5 | NB Media Co-op
POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland StraitAn extremely powerful video about Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River … Continue reading POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait
I’ve lived in New Brunswick alongside Maine for most of my life. Apart from really serious problems related to its historical use of natural resources, the state has remained famous for its environment and its smart governance of its natural … Continue reading ISSUES: LePage tried to divert land conservation money to timber harvesting on Maine lands
The battle between forestry interests in Canada and the United States just never seems to end and generally the issue is about real or perceived subsidies given to Canadian companies, particularly the forestry giant JD Irving, Limited (JDI). With major … Continue reading FORESTRY: Facts about Irving subsidies and the tariff battle between Canada and the US
So all you Yanks have heard … thanks to CNN … that Cape Breton will welcome you IF DONALD TRUMP WINS. You can check it all out right now. Trust me, it is as beautiful as it looks! Welcome. I am humbled. I am just a regular guy who started this as a way to get people to see what we have here on Cape Breton Island, and I am so happy that so many of you have come to learn more. But the truth is, we welcome all, no matter who you support, be it Democrat, Republican or Donald … Continue reading Is It Cape Breton for you if Donald Trump Wins?
DECEMBER 15, 2015 It’s been many. many years ago now, but one of the big issues about my work in the Bay of Fundy was how to efficiently survey the shores of an area in a manner that could be used to provide … Continue reading LEGAL: Will FAA regulations unduly restrict important uses for small drones?
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 physical, … Continue reading OUTSIDE THE BOX: Community Economic Zones – Let’s Do Business!
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 people can get behind? Hell, even a seperate Newfoundland party and a Labrador party if that’s what it takes to gain support. Electing provincially focused parties would guarantee that the MPs elected could deliver the message of their constituents to Ottawa, not Ottawa’s message to their constituents. The addition of the new parties, strongly supported, to the federal system would … Continue reading If not an Atlantica Party, What? This from Newfoundland