I was taken aback earlier by the news that a deal had been struck whereby Hydro-Quebec would more or less take over NB Power. What did it mean, especially for Nova Scotia?
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
The Bush/Cheney undead are still stalking the land, and on the global warming issue they've sunk their fangs into fresh blood.
A 60-megawatt forest-burning power plant at the NewPage pulp mill at Port Hawkesbury, recently given the go-ahead by Premier Darrell Dexter, has raised the ire of environmentalists.
It's a perilous road ahead with regard to Nova Scotia's financial and economic condition, but at least we're on it. That's progress.
The bill to kill the national gun registry has gone to committee before it emerges for the final reading. With extreme luck, they might even make it the lean thing it should have been to begin with.
An elaborate "state of the coast" report is ready to go to cabinet in Nova Scotia, with the end result being a new coastal strategy. Some, however, worry that the whole thing is still in drift mode.
This week's byelection results are another signal of how deeply things have changed in Nova Scotia. Not only is the NDP still gaining, but this would have been nearly unthinkable a short while ago.
The Harper government is trying to rush the passage of a new agreement that could give European nations, which continue to overfish cod on the Grand Banks, a say in how Canada's fisheries are managed.
The first test of an energy policy for the new age is not "alternative energy" at all -- but rather conservation first, then energy efficiency and decentralization of the power structure.
Despite everything, the Catholic Church, the world's oldest and largest institution with 2,797 dioceses and more than a billion members worldwide, could be said to be doing well enough. Just not here.