History being made in Charlottetown…again.

There was a time when many in Nova Scotia opposed joining Canada. In fact, Nova Scotia's greatest and best-loved politician, Joe Howe, led the fight against Confederation. So, in the lead-up to the Charlottetown meeting of 1867, several conferences were convened to sell the idea. In September 1864, at one these prefatory confabulations in Halifax, …

Nova Scotia business needs clarity from Minister on any new recycling fees

25 years ago, Swedish academic and environmental economist Thomas Lindhqvist coined the term “Extended Producer Responsibility” (EPR). The concept is fairly simple; shift the responsibility and cost for disposal and recycling of products from the general tax base onto producers. Initially, the concept was applied to automobiles, large appliances and electronics. In the simplest of …