You can read the original Fact or fishin’ article here.
Living in Nova Scotia can be downright bloody depressing at times. We have a beautiful province and loads of potential. People here are hard workers and entrepreneurs. Dreamers and doers. Survivors. We get beaten down by bad decisions and get up again and keep moving.
Thanks to Lisa for giving us more honesty to think about when we consider which Premier we should or should not elect next time….
– from Lisa Bond
Monday, June 25th, 2018, is a day that will stick in my brain forever. I was awakened with a phone call, CBC radio wanting my reaction to the Northside General and New Waterford hospital closures.
On July 6, 2018, there will be a sight never seen before in Nova Scotia. There is promise that Pictou will be the centre of the broadest and most unique protest, spanning the land and the sea, bringing two factions of the provincial and local population together; those who live off the land, and those who live off the sea. And there will be people from across not only the province of Nova Scotia, but also Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. There will be fishers, specifically from the lobster fisheries, both indigenous and non, environmental groups, local residents, supporters of all stripes, First Nations Chiefs and maybe even a politician or two. And all from across the three Maritime Provinces.
Over the last year, a noticeable trend is occurring in certain ridings with regard to MLAs and their relationship with the public they represent. It stands out in a couple of ridings, more so than elsewhere. And it is not good. It is becoming normal for MLAs to speak only to the folks that appear to agree with them, or are on their list of supporters.
A clear cutter cuts ALL the wood, when a clear cutter cuts the wood.
Most Nova Scotians do not support this form of forestry at all. And we are slowly finding out how much it costs us.
Recently, we learned the Province is paying more to Port Hawkesbury Paper for their forestry practices, than we are making from that mill. While they paid $3.1 Million in stumpage fees to clear cut on our crown lands, the Province paid the mill, $4.4 Million for “silviculture” work. And what that silviculture work is exactly, is being kept secret right now. These imbalances and lack of transparency, add much to the lack of patience people have with regard to the clear cutting and how our crown lands are being managed, as well as the mills themselves. Keep Reading!
Over the past year, this province has experienced a disheartening and enlightening series of exposures to what has proven to be an underworld of sorts in our government and their management of healthcare, the environment, the education system, among many other things.
Based on what we saw and heard last year, and based on our experiences with this government across most portfolios, it should come as no surprise
A number of months ago, I posted about my good friend, Lisa, and her family. Their situation was critical.