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This day. Two hurricanes, two responses

A fishing shed floats offshore Fisherman’s Reserve on the Eastern Shore after Hurricane Juan (Photo | Allan Jean Joyce)

(Part of a series) This Saturday, September 29, marks 15 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through Halifax in the middle of the night toppling trees, smashing boats and knocking out power for many days and even weeks in some neighbourhoods. Wind speeds of up to 178km an hour were recorded at McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour. Mark Rushton and Tony Seed compare the responses of Canada and Cuba to hurricanes. Continue reading

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Hurricane Juan and Depleted Uranium

Canadian navy and weapons of mass destruction

This Saturday, September 29, marks 15 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through Halifax in the middle of the night toppling trees, smashing boats and knocking out power for many days and even weeks in some neighbourhoods. Wind speeds of up to 178km an hour were recorded at McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour. Amunition shells from the 1940s and “other debris” were being washed ashore. | The late MITZI BOWMAN* with TONY SEED

BLUE ROCKS, NS (October 24, 2003) – THE Halifax Chronicle Herald reproduced on October 4, 2003 a capsule commentary from the Canadian Press that the Canadian Forces were cleaning up unexploded shells from the 1940s (WW2) “and other debris”.

Why isn’t the Chronicle Herald telling us what this “other debris” is or could be? Continue reading

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More rallies against anti-social changes to the EI program

Militant rally February 12 in front of the Guy-Favreau Complex in downtown Montreal which houses the Service Canada Centre and the Quebec regional Employment Insurance offices

Militant rally February 12 in front of the Guy-Favreau Complex in downtown Montreal which houses the Service Canada Centre and the Quebec regional Employment Insurance offices

RALLIES are continuing in Quebec and New Brunswick against the anti-social changes of the Harper government’s to Employment Insurance (EI).

Nearly 300 people held a militant rally February 12 in front of the Guy-Favreau Complex in downtown Montreal to denounce the Harper government’s recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI), which they say are destroying EI.

The rally demonstrates that, contrary to the media and government disinformation, the changes affect all workers, including those in large cities, not just seasonal workers in the resource sectors such as forestry and fisheries.

According to a report in TML Daily, most at the rally were workers, including striking workers from the MAPEI plant in Laval which produces chemical products for the construction industry and locked out workers from the Maritime Hotel in Montreal, members of the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) and the Quebec Federation of Labour (QFL), lecturers from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and several groups fighting for the rights of unemployed workers. Continue reading

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Off the Hook this fall

[From Dave Adler at EAC] OFF THE HOOK is back for the fall season. The season begins on September 22, with four weekly deliveries planned in the following communities: Halifax (Brewery Market and Ecology Action Centre), Wolfville, Truro, Bedford, Dartmouth, Tatamagouche, Tantallon, Lower Prospect, Musquodoboit Harbour, and the Islands (Digby Neck).  If you didn’t already know, Off the Hook is a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that connects people who eat fish to the people who catch it. Subscribers get weekly shares of fresh, sustainably harvested fish, and the fishing families get a fair price for their catch. Fresh. Fair. Fish. Subscribe online at www.offthehookcsf.ca. Subscribe by Friday at noon to be included in Saturday’s delivery.

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Off the hook starts third season

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Off the hook starts third season

OFF THE HOOK, Nova Scotia’s Community Supported Fishery, has announced its third season. Subscription fish deliveries begin next week, but fisher Beau Gillis is heading out this week for halibut, and will be bringing the catch to the Brewery Market in Halifax this Saturday, June 30. Delivery options are available throughout mainland Nova Scotia, where fishing still remains the cornerstone of many of our communities, providing direct and indirect employment in the range of 30,000 people. Continue reading

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Fisheries workers denounce changes to EI

THE CHANGES in the EI system that the Harper government has announced are being denounced by workers and their organizations across the country. This includes fishery workers and the organizations of fishery and other seasonal workers on both coasts. These workers have taken a stand against the Harper government’s EI changes because they are both an attack on fishery and other seasonal workers and an attack on the regions where they live. Continue reading

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Omnibus Budget Bill C-38: Harper dictatorship introduces sweeping changes to Canadian regulations

ON APRIL 26, the Department of Justice of the Harper government tabled Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures. The bill contains serious changes to Canada’s regulatory system that will affect many fundamental aspects of life. Continue reading

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