The not-for-profit Nature Conservancy has purchased 126 acres (51 hectares) of intact forest, freshwater wetlands, lakes and a one-kilometre section of river frontage along the Musquodoboit River. Jane, Ed, and Matthew of the Webber family previously owned part of the land and donated $16,700 for the purchase.
The Sheet Harbour Marina Association has purchased the East River Wharf in a big step towards developing a full-service affordable marina in Sheet Harbour. And on June 22, the Audit and Finance Standing Committee recommended that Halifax Regional Council provide a grant of $50,000 to the Association to hire professional consultants to draw up a comprehensive business plan and design for the marina.
St. Barbara, the Australian parent company of Atlantic Gold, has announced that delays in winning approval from provincial and federal authorities for radical changes in how it disposes of toxic mine tailings at its Moose River site may force it to close the only operating gold mine in Nova Scotia by mid-September. Tailings from the existing mine go into a tailings pond, which is running out of room. The company has proposed dumping tailings into the open pit created by the mining operation, and then dump tailings from three other proposed mines into the same pit.
Beth Amiro was a big winner at Screen Nova Scotia’s 8th annual awards gala on June 18th. She won an ACRA Maritimes Award for Outstanding Performance for her role in Second Wedding. Amiro also wrote the story and was Associate Producer for Best Documentary winner “Freedom Swell,” about the North Preston Surf program. Amiro, an avid surfer, helped start this program to connect young African Nova Scotians with the ocean.