Archive for July, 2022

Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime News

Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime News

July 27, 2022 at 11:55 am

Summer, I have decided, is a time for experimentation. When the thermometer hits 30 degrees Celsius, the only thing I want to dive deeply into is the Bras d’Or Lake, so this week, I’m going to try something a little different. Instead of covering one topic in depth, I’m going…Read...

Surprise! Everwind Wants Public Money

Surprise! Everwind Wants Public Money

July 27, 2022 at 11:53 am

Green hydrogen first appeared on my radar in May of this year when I heard about Everwind Fuels, a newly formed company with the modest aim of turning Nova Scotia into a regional green hydrogen hub. US-based Everwind, headed by Australian private equity guy Trent Vichie, announced its intentions by…Read...

Nova Scotia’s Road to Nowhere?

Nova Scotia’s Road to Nowhere?

July 27, 2022 at 11:49 am

I just read “Sustainable Prosperity,” the provincial government’s recently dropped 2022 Progress Report on the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act (EGCCRA) that, frankly,  lost me at the title. We need a new definition of “prosperity” before we can start talking about it in terms of “sustainability” because our…Read...

Reader Pans Proposed MLA Pay Raise

Reader Pans Proposed MLA Pay Raise

July 27, 2022 at 11:47 am

With the highest child poverty in the country, the highest unemployment ever, the highest property taxes in the country, infrastructure that is falling apart, our healthcare in a crisis, roads that are unsafe to drive on, cost of living the highest in 30 years, home ownership that is completely out…Read...

Red currants.(Photo by ojonsson from Göteborg, Sweden [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

Gardening Tips: Berry Busy

July 27, 2022 at 11:45 am

Editor’s Note: The Spectator is reaching into Michelle Smith’s gardening column archive for some weekly advice that is as relevant now as when it first appeared on 7 August 2019.   What to do this week There are so many garden projects vying for my attention these days. The red currants and gooseberriesRead More

ACOA Tees Up a Lawsuit in Ben Eoin

ACOA Tees Up a Lawsuit in Ben Eoin

July 13, 2022 at 11:38 am

There’s been a development in Ben Eoin and it’s a doozy: the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is suing Ben Eoin Golf Club Limited and 3324714 Nova Scotia Limited, a company connected to Ben Eoin Development Group Inc (BEDGInc), for $3.5 million. Why? Well, according to ACOA’s Notice of Action,Read More

CBRM Council Report

CBRM Council Report

July 13, 2022 at 11:36 am

On the same day last week—July 8—600,000 liters of gasoline spilled out of a storage tank in Sydney’s North End and Rogers Communications showed us why Canada needs not more “competition” in the telecoms sector but a publicly owned internet provider (yes, I went there). I say this off theRead More

FH70 Howitzer in Ukraine. (Source: General Staff Ukrainian Armed Forces via Facebook)

Give Peace No Chance?

July 13, 2022 at 11:34 am

  1 Witch. When shall we three met again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? 2 Witch. When the hurlyburly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won. Shakespeare, Macbeth   Shakespeare’s Macbeth opens in the “fog and filthy air” of an “open place,” a no-man’s-land where three witches – theRead More

Dear Editor: Time Flies

Dear Editor: Time Flies

July 13, 2022 at 11:32 am

Editor’s Note: Joe Noseworthy’s high school graduation photo popped up in his social media feed last month as his own daughter was graduating from high school prompting this delightful reflection on New Waterford in the ’80s.   Thirty years this week since this pic was taken! It amazes me, theRead More

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Keeping Pace with the Produce

July 13, 2022 at 11:30 am

Editor’s Note: The Spectator is reaching into Michelle Smith’s gardening column archive for some weekly advice that is as relevant now as when it first appeared on 10 July 2019.   What to do this week The heavy work of planting should all be done by now. Until it’s time to plant coverRead More