Welcome to the Cooperator's COVID-19 Resource Page
This page has a list of resources about living with the COVID-19 pandemic. Given how rapidly things are changing, we need your help to keep this page up to date. If you know of anything that you think would be helpful for us to post here, please email email@example.com.
We are especially interested in expanding the Local Groups list. All levels of government are engaged, but they can only do so much. Working locally is the best way to make sure that we take care of everyone in our communities.
By Karen Bradley
Last month, we shared the importance for local and rural economic development to arise from the region’s women and youth. The East Preston Empowerment Academy (EPEA) is one of the Eastern Shore’s community-based programs created to foster the development of skills and employability for young people, women, and others on the western side of the Shore. EPEA has a strong mission statement, “to empower and equip members of our community with the necessary skills, tools and confidence to fulfill their lifelong dreams.”
By Mary Elizabeth O’Toole
In the last issue, Jim Turner described some of the organic farm strategies he uses at his Nova Bluewater Farm in DeBaies Cove. This month, we continue the story with more about the growth of the farm.
By Wyn Jones
Two very different issues are demanding that the residents of the Eastern Shore take immediate notice.
Editor’s Note: The Sheet Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic Affairs asked Sue Henry to make a presentation to the March 4, 2020 Chamber meeting regarding the announcement that the Whale Sanctuary Project was going to Sherbrooke/Port Hilford rather than Sheet Harbour/Mushaboom. The construction cost of the project was estimated at $20 million, with annual maintenance between $1 million and $2 million. The Cooperator is printing her talk at length because Henry engages with some of the perennial issues dealing with the often painful difficulties of negotiating conflicts between proposals for new developments and strong local opposition to such proposals.