Dealing with Death
P.E.I. Contending With Multiple Fish Die-Offs
Two little words that Prince Edward Islanders have become intimately aware of.
Yes, that’s right, the same P.E.I. from all the postcards with the idyllic fishing villages and rolling green landscapes bordered by wildflowers and Anne of Green Gable-themed everything.
But there are days in this province when the green fields don’t seem quite so vibrant and the fishermen shake their heads at the state of world.
Those are the ...
Clean Ocean Group Wants Municipalities to Oppose Exploration in Key Fishing Areas
Municipal councillors in many Nova Scotia coastal communities are facing financial difficulties due to the lack of economic diversification and an aging population.
Now local governments are being asked to pressure both the federal and provincial government to permanently remove Sites 3 and 4 from any future Canada Nova Scotia Petroleum Board (C-NSOPB) oil and gas exploratory lease site auctions.
The demand is being made by the Clean Ocean Action Committee (COAC), an amalgam of harvester ...
Federal Budget 2016 Highlights
The federal Liberal Government’s first budget contained quite a few items that directly impact the fishing and marine industries in Atlantic Canada.
Some of the most notable were extension changes to the Employment Insurance program.
Dramatic declines in global oil prices since late 2014 have produced sharp and sustained unemployment shocks in commodity-based regions. In response to these unemployment shocks, Budget 2016 proposes to make legislative changes to extend the duration of EI ...