Class 1 Environmental Assessment- Goldboro Gold Project

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

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

1903 Barrington Street

Suite 2085

PO Box 442

Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2P8

Phone: (902) 497-4119

Fax: (902) 424-6925



HRM Volunteer Opportunity: The Windpool Commoning Project

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: halifaxurbangreen@gmail.comWindpool

NSEN 2018 Survey Analysis

During this past April and May, NSEN conducted a survey to gauge the perceptions and opinions of the current state and future of the organization using online software Survey Monkey. This data was analysed by an outside volunteer, Samantha Burns, who now sits on our board of directors.

The survey was sent out to Eco-Connections subscribers, posted on NSEN social media, shared with member groups and their contact lists, and sent to other NSEN contacts. In total, 100 people responded to the survey.  You can find the full, unedited analysis here: NSEN Survey Feedback

If you have any questions or other feedback, please be sure to email us and let us know what you think!

Public Comment Period: Amendments to Schedule 1 of Species at Risk Act

On Saturday, June 16th, 2018, a proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for 31 terrestrial wildlife species has been published in part I of the Canada Gazette

This marks the beginning of a 30-day public comment period during which you can share your comments on the proposal either by writing to  or calling 1 800 668-6767. The public comment period will end on Wednesday, July 16th, 2018.

 The Minister of the Environment will take into consideration comments and any additional information received following this publication and make a listing recommendation for each species to the Governor in Council. After species are listed, recovery strategies must be published within one year for endangered species and within two years for extirpated and threatened species.

Email Your MP: Bill C-69, federal legislation that makes sweeping changes to Canada’s water, energy and environmental laws – and not for the better

From the Council of Canadians:

This is let you know the window to have your say on Bill C-69 is closing quickly. The third reading vote on the Bill could happen as early as tonight.

The Liberal government has shut down debate on Bill C-69 four times, leaving us with a complex and lengthy Bill that lacks adequate scrutiny and democratic debate as the Trudeau government rushes to ram this legislation through.

Use our new tool to send an email to your MP to vote Bill C-69 down and commit to developing a national action plan on water.Take it one step further by forwarding this message to three friends so they can take action to protect water too!

The final vote on Bill C-69 will happen ASAP before it gets sent to the Senate, where there will be little chance to change it.

That’s why it’s urgent that you contact your MP today. Thank you for all that you do.