NS wants ‘moderate livelihood,’ definition as lobster dispute boils over
Dispute ignited fierce clashes outside fish plants and a lobster pound storing a Mi’kmaq catches was burned to the ground.
Lobster catch dropped in NS bay in years prior to launch of Mi’kmaq fishery
Catch in the bay fell from 1,691 tonnes to 915 tonnes over the three-year period, a decrease of 46%.
NS residents concerned over dusty cement plant emissions
Sudden plant shutdown resulted in a discharge of dust that drifted over neighbourhoods and coated cars.
Nova Scotia moves from surplus to $853M deficit due to pandemic
The province’s net debt has increased to $16.9 billion from $15.7 billion
Nova Scotia price policy for local wines to be phased out over four years
Nova Scotia says domestic sales revenue for local wineries was $21 million in 2019
Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. needs better plan for local industry: AG
Sales of local alcohol products through the corporation have risen significantly.
NS maker of face shields opts for at home assembly by workers
System allows workers to assemble reusable shields in the safety of their own homes.
Northern Pulp appeals cleanup order, pauses environmental assessment
Production stopped after Nova Scotia rejected its request to continue pumping treated effluent into a nearby treatment lagoon.
Court ruling orders NS to better protect endangered species
The ruling is the result of a judicial review application by the Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists
N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy
The 2020-21 provincial budget tabled Feb. 25 features $11.5 billion in spending with a modest surplus of $55 million
Virus-related downturn in NS lobster exports to China a blip
Fisheries minister says the province is talking to people in the industry about temporary contingency plans.
Nova Scotia mill to move ahead with environmental assessment process
Statement appears to indicate a reversal in the company’s position to wrap up operations.
NS offering ’emotional support’ line to workers affected by mill closure
Shutdown the result of Northern Pulp no longer being allowed to dump effluent near the Pictou Landing First Nation.
Team to help forestry workers with pending closure of Nova Scotia mill
Northern Pulp denied permission for proposed facility and pipeline to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
Ottawa won’t assess N.S. mill’s pipeline proposal, leaving it up to the province
Federal Environment Minister said he’s decided not to designate Northern Pulp’s proposed pipeline and effluent treatment plant for a federal impact assessment.
Low carbon NS by 2030: EVs, renewables, heat pumps
Ecology Action Centre plan outpaces existing plans by the province’s Liberal government.
Nova Scotia new climate targets don’t go far enough
Would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 53% by 2030 and move the province to net-zero by 2050.
Nova Scotia assumes liability for removal of crane toppled by Hurricane Dorian
Still no word on how long it will take to remove the crane, which has caused some structural damage to parts of a construction site.
Battle over NS pulp mill’s future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker
How communities can become divided as the interests of heavy industry are pitted against the natural environment.
Nova Scotia frozen food company approved for $2.1M capital project rebate
World’s largest supplier of frozen wild blueberries is planning an $8.5 million capital investment to create an improved packaging line.
System for picking N.S. bridge repairs and replacements too loose: auditor
Report indicates over 600 of the province’s 4,200 bridges are in poor condition, and need to be fixed or replaced.
Canada welcomes any US help on dispute with China: NS cabinet minister
Economic retaliation over Meng arrest could expand to maple syrup and seafood.
Nova Scotia wants to replicate Chinese trade success with Europe
Province aims to expand ties established through the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
Multinational shuts Nova Scotia carpet plant, moves work to Georgia
Truro, N.S., plant scheduled to close on July 16.
NS Liberal government to table fourth consecutive balanced budget
Will contain increased funding for priority areas such as health care and education.
NS prepares for worst on controversial pulp mill: ‘No easy solution here’
Proposes to dump more than 62 million litres per day of treated waste into the Northumberland Strait fishing grounds.
New questions raised about underground natural gas storage plan north of Halifax
The plan is to use river water to flush out underground salt deposits and store natural gas in the caverns.
Canadian maple syrup production plummets while honey output down 2.9%
Syrup production was down in every syrup-producing province except Ontario and Nova Scotia.
NS pulp mill takes legal action against fishermen’s blockade of survey work
The plan to dump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait has raised the ire of fishermen.
Court rules NS must consult Mi’kmaq on financing of effluent plant
Tied to whether emission and effluent discharge targets are reached by the new system.
Fuel a factor in salvage of sabotaged coast guard ship in N.S. fishing village [UPDATED]
The vessel was discovered on its side in the water Saturday morning.
Nova Scotia pulp mill expected to miss 2020 deadline to close lagoon
Under provincial legislation, the kraft pulp mill has less than 15 months to overhaul how it processes wastewater.