Art MacKay photos 1991 More information at: https://www.facebook.com/Festivalofthetartans/ Continue reading At the Highland Games in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
What do you think??? Everyday trucks like this one roll into our municipalities across the northeast and remove the wealth that we as citizens have contributed that day. Wealth that we once owned and controlled by us now goes to … Continue reading ENERGY: EXPORTED WEALTH = EXPORTED POWER
Back in 2008 I ran a community non-profit with a mandate to promote a sustainable environment and community. But every time I am called an “environmentalist” I cringe. In 2008 a local newspaper was reporting on a bunch of protestors … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Activists, Anarchists, Environmentalists and Whales
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?
Summers passing quickly … so now is the time to get out and explore these waterfalls!! Enjoy!! Click on the Google map to explore right here online. This list may be incomplete, but with time it will continue to grow … Continue reading WATERFALLS: A preliminary map of Nova Scotia waterfalls.
A YOUTH’S GUIDE TO THE THE ACADIAN FOREST – Written for kids, this important free publication is vital for those of all ages! As clearcutting and spraying changes our forest ecosystem, it is important to understand what we are loosing. … Continue reading FORESTRY: What is the Acadian Forest Anyway?
And the battle continues in 2022!! 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 … Continue reading POLLUTION – The truth about Boat Harbour Mill Effluent in Nova Scotia
A map I discovered online that shows cougar sightings in the northeast from 1841 to 1951. Enjoy!! Continue reading CREATURES: For Cougar Fans along the Atlantic Coast – Sightings from 1841-1951.
As indicated in the article below, the Georges Bank area was up for grabs for some time. It was issued protection by the Nova Scotia Government … that protection has just been extended much to the delight of the fishing … Continue reading FISHERIES – George’s Bank Moratorium Extended for 10 years 2022
New Minas was founded in the early 1700s by Acadians from the Grand Pre area, the largest of the settlements known as Les Mines or Minas after the French copper mines explored at Cape d’Or at the entrance to the … Continue reading EXPLORE: NOVA SCOTIA – The Other Oak Island
The Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia. Follow the link to read all about this exciting bird. Continue reading BIRDS – Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia
Available at: https://payhip.com/b/bJ8zPThis image was created from a photo taken by the artist. It depicts a herring boat sailing past the lighthouse on Peter Island in Gtand Passage. Grand Passage runs between the northern end of Brier Island and the … Continue reading ART – SAILING PAST PETER ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE, NS BY ART MACKAY
See this and B&W Version at – https://payhip.com/b/nEs0W Continue reading ART – Grand Passage Miqmaq Canoe 1770
TIME TO PLAN YOUR EXPLORATIONS! Zoom in and click on each balloon to get details about each site. googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1NebS37UDHUKLe3aBuL2pF-GElrc&w=640&h=480 Source: Fundy Tides: EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes Continue reading EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes
THE STORY The Bayers Lake Mystery Walls are a series of stone structures and walls of unknown origin and uncertain age in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ruins consist of walls outlining a small five-sided building and a 150-metre wall with … Continue reading MYSTERIES – Halifax, NS – Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls
What do you think? Does this solve the question about the presence of cougar in the Maritimes? Continue reading NOVA SCOTIA: Is the cougar mystery finally solved?
Viewing from the top of Greenlaw Mountain Kennebecasis Naturalist Society Colin Pyette and I drove to Charlotte County to try our luck as observers for the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. From Sussex it’s a approximately an hour and 50 minute … Continue reading EXPLORE NB: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB
READ IT NOW ONLINE DOWNLOAD A FREE PDF OR BUY A PRINTED COPY Sailing Alone Around the World, Capt. Joshua Slocum By Art MacKay in Nova Scotia 132 pages, published 7/25/2017 Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or … Continue reading HISTORY: The first man to sail alone around the world was a Nova Scotian!
CLICK THE FIRST IMAGE TO EXPLORE THIS FILE. INTERESTED IN THESE RESOURCES? Download them at Teachers Pay Teachers of Payhip. Continue reading EXPLORE – Fort Anne, Annapolis Royal, NS
Sailing the Gulf of Maine is a special adventure. We published this interesting blog post years ago. Still works today I think. For more exciting postings, visit Bruce and Bonnie’s Blog at: http://bbmarriott.blogspot.com/2008/02/bay-of-fundy.html ******************* Sunday, February 3, 2008BAY OF FUNDY … Continue reading EXPLORE: Sailing Atlantica with Bruce and Bonnie
There are a couple of problems with this article. Firstly, 15 days in the field does not a season make. One would hope that whale watch companies from New Brunswick, Maine and Nova Scotia are contributing their sightings and that … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Right whale sightings still on the decline in Bay of Fundy – 2015
POLLUTION: This is an extremely powerful video about Nova Scotia’s 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 … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait
Source: Why Nova Scotia’s fossil fuel energy megaprojects are going bust | CBC News A first post for 2022 indicates fossil fuel extraction offshore is not working out. Good News for the ocean!! Art MacKay, Jan 2, 2022 *************************** Click … Continue reading ENERGY – Why Nova Scotia’s fossil fuel energy megaprojects are going bust – Jan 2, 2022
The Story: Back in 2002, architect, amateur historian and native Cape Bretoner Paul Chiasson went for a hike up Kelly’s Mountain on Cape Dauphin near Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. What he found has been the subject of … Continue reading MYSTERIES: The 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island
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 Canada US tariff battle – Cheryl Urquhart Tait – 2018
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
PLANNING YOUR SUMMER? How about a trip to Norumbega? This fantastic and great Native American city, Norumbega, was first discovered by a lost Englishman back in the fifteen hundreds and folks have been looking for it ever since. It is … Continue reading MYSTERIES: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?
If you are visiting Nova Scotia, be sure to include this in your “bucket list”. On September 15th, 1773, the Hector sailed into Pictou harbour. Aboard were 189 Scottish immigrants who had boarded the ship in Loch Broom more than … Continue reading EXPLORE: Hector Heritage Quay in Nova Scotia – The Symbol of Scottish Immigration
Back in the day all you Yanks were told by CNN that Cape Breton would welcome you IF DONALD TRUMP WINS. For those who didn’t follow through, here’s what you missed !!! Welcome. I am humbled. I am just a … Continue reading EXPLORE: For those who didn’t move to Cape Breton when Donald Trump Won – Here’s what you missed!!
Posted on January 26, 2016 To the attention of The Honorable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard – Art MacKay In a press release dated January 26, 2016, NOAA has expanded its Right Whale “critical … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales – but without Canada it’s only half as good!
On December 6, 1917 at 9:00 AM, the Halifax Explosion severely destroyed much of the city. Boston authorities learned of the disaster via telegraph, and quickly organized and dispatched a relief train around 10:00 PM that night, to assist survivors. … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW?: It’s over 100 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.
Times have changed. This menu for a Luncheon at The American Museum of Natural History featured whale steak! Click to access menu-from-whale-steak-luncheon-given-by-the-american-museum-of-natural-history-in-the-interest-of-foo-1.pdf Continue reading WHALES: Whale was on the menu at the American Museum of Natural History, 1918
Roughly 1 million pounds of wet dulse is harvested from Grand Manan’s Dark Harbour annually CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2016 4:30 PM AT Last Updated: Jan 23, 2016 5:50 PM AT Dulse is hand harvested off the coast of … Continue reading SEAFOOD: Grand Manan, NB produces dulse for the world
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018, Updated April 15, 2020 New Brunswick Clearcutting Operation. In spite of the impacts from Covid-19 and the slowdown in all economic sectors, there is little evidence that things will change from the status in … Continue reading ISSUES: The Evil Plan to Control New Brunswick Has Been Revealed!
The French ship Chameau or Le Chameau (Camel) was a wooden sailing ship of the French Navy, built in 1717. She was used to transport passengers and supplies to New France before Canada was formed. Nearing the end of her … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS: Le Chameau, Cape Breton, NS – Reference Files
My early involvement in the aquaculture industry, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and several environmental non-profits, led to the accumulation of historical information on the introduction of non-native strains of Atlantic salmon as well as other species of fish, into virtually … Continue reading ISSUES: Guess what organizations negatively impacted Atlantic salmon for over 150 years? Now it’s poison they plan to use!
This is one of the best trails websites we have reviewed. I expect you will find it as compelling as we do. Take a look and if you are planning a trip to the outer shore of Nova Scotia there … Continue reading EXPLORE: THE RUM RUNNERS TRAILS in Nova Scotia – HERE ONLINE OR ON THE ROAD!!!
Articles from 2017 – 2 articles – scroll down Click to access nbmediacoop.org-bruce-livesey-deconstructs-the-house-of-irvings.pdf Click to access nationalobserver.com-the-irvings-media-monopoly-and-its-consequences.pdf Continue reading EMPIRE WATCH: Who is Bruce Livesey and what’s he got to say about the Irvings?