Health Canada’s own research found that impacts on aquatic insects, often vital to food webs – including fish and birds – are threatened by harmful levels of at least one of these chemicals found in the environment. And because insects are the most diverse known form of life on the planet, impacts on insects should raise alarm for global biodiversity.
This is to advise that on August 1st, Anaconda Mining Incorporated registered the Goldboro Gold Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act. Public comments must be provided by August 31st, 2018, to be considered in this environmental assessment.
The purpose of the proposed undertaking is the development and operation of a 575 tonne per day, 24 hour/day, 7 day/week, surface and underground gold mine along with a concentrator and accompanying tailings facility. This would occur on Goldbrook Road, Goldboro, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia with a disturbed footprint of ~125.9 hectares. Site construction and preliminary production would begin in 2020, with a currently projected completion in 2029, pending approval.
All project information including the Registration Document will be available on Nova Scotia Environment website at http://www.novascotia.ca/nse/ea/.
Please note that comments must be provided by August 31st, 2018, to be considered in this environmental assessment. Comments are requested to be provided via e-mail if possible.
On or before September 20th, 2018, the Minister of Environment will decide if the project can be granted conditional environmental assessment approval. All submissions received, including personal information, will be made available for public review upon request.
If you have any questions, contact:
Harrison Moore, Environmental Assessment Officer
Environmental Assessment Branch
Nova Scotia Environment
PO Box 442
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2P8
Phone: (902) 497-4119
Fax: (902) 424-6925
The Imagine 2030 Network has been working among a wide array of environmental organizations, grassroots groups, labour organizations, Mi’kmaq people, and businesses on a Declaration for climate action, climate justice and the green economy here in Nova Scotia. The immediate goal of the campaign is to convince the Nova Scotia government to hold public consultations and to update the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act (EGSPA) to include ambitious climate justice targets.
The primary proposed climate target is a 50% reduction in provincial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2030. If the province were to adopt this target and make it legally binding, many problematic fossil fuel developments being proposed in NS at present and in the future would be impossible to approve. The key, however, is to ensure these critical changes to our society go hand-in-hand with a just transition for workers and communities.
This Declaration has come from months of conversations within the network and beyond, and the advocated GHG target and jobs information is partly based on the Green Economy Network’s Climate Jobs Plan for Nova Scotia. While the Declaration is intentionally short and sweet, any organizations who sign on are encouraged to send a brief quote to be attached to the Declaration, highlighting why they signed on, why they think it is worthwhile, or just to add their own unique perspectives on climate justice.
The Declaration is provided below. If your organization will sign on to the Declaration, please forward your intent to Stephen Thomas, Energy Campaign Coordinator at EAC (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to know more about the campaign before signing on, please get in touch with Stephen.
The launch event for the 2030 Declaration is at 10 AM on Thursday, August 30th at Hope Blooms in Halifax. Everyone is encouraged to attend!
Join ACORN for a public talk by Starhawk – There’s a Place for You At Our Table -Regenerative Farming, Eating, and Thinking – and share this event with your network!
In collaboration with the Tatamagouche Centre, ACORN is pleased to present our featured speaker Starhawk, following the business portion of our 2018 Annual General Meeting on August 27th. For more information about the AGM visit our website.
ACORN Annual General Meeting 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Special Permaculture Guest Lecture featuring Starhawk at 7:30 pm
$15 for non-members
$10 for members
$20 at the door
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. She is in the Maritimes to teach her 2-week permaculture design certification course, Earth Activist Training at the Tatamagouche Centre from August 18-September 1st (space is still available!).
Learn more about Starhawk on her website.
The North Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Fernwood Publishing and the Tatamagouche Centre invite you to join us for the launch of a timely new book entitled There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities by Dr. Ingrid Waldron.
When: Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, RR#3, Tatamagouche (Map).
Everyone is welcome is to this free event. Books will be available for sale on site.
- Dr. Ingrid Waldron is Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project).
- Dorene Bernard is a Mi’kmaq grassroots Grandmother, residential school survivor and water protector from Indian Brook, Nova Scotia. She is also a Board member of the Council of Canadians.
- Louise Delisle is the founder and president of the Black Pioneers Acting Troupe and is from Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
This event is part of the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Certificate course, which is being offered at the Tatamagouche Centre from August 18 to September 1, 2018.
It is co-sponsored by North Shore Council of Canadians, Fernwood Publishing and Tatamagouche Centre.
For more information, please contact the Tatmagouche Centre at 902-657-2231 or email@example.com
We hope to see you on August 21 – please bring a friend!
The Windpool Commoning Project is a collection of neighbours, farmers, green thumbs and “all thumbs” dedicated to helping the St. Pat’s high school site stay public and for the community. Our primary projects are creating an urban food forest and raised bed gardening. We help the neighbourhood around Windsor and Quinpool to come together and keep this park for the benefit of future generations.
Come volunteer with us or get in touch with your suggestions and questions by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org