Reviewing electoral boundaries

An indepedent commission was struck to examine the electoral boundaries in Nova Scotia. A huge part of the debate has included the future of Acadian ridings, which have been protected constiuencies in the past.

Reviewing electoral boundaries

 Southwest Nova Scotia Electoral Districts

03 Argyle-Barrington

08 Clare-Digby

42 Queens-Shelburne

51 Yarmouth

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Jonathan Smith
- September 29, 2016
- 19 h 00

The issue in my view is not so much an Acadian issue as the issue of Yarmouth losing it's distinct provincial political voice. We are losing that voice at a time when we need it most. This is one more blow to the region in a rapidly lengthening list. Another growing list is the people leaving here ( if they can sell their houses ). The cost of living and the oppressive business climate combined with stagnant wages is making people realize the grass is far greener elsewhere. Yarmouth is coming to a point of no return. Even if we got the ferry back, there is very little here to keep the tourists in town because our tourism industry has been severely damaged. I for one am feeling a huge disconnect between our region and the provincial government. Yarmouth is becoming a place where people wait to die. After the elderly populace passes on and lobstering goes under, what then? The Dexter government knows that this region is a nightmare, so their solution is to weaken representation so our voice fades away. It makes my blood boil, and it all makes me wonder why my wife and I continue to remain here at all.

Other reports

Water woes 2016 September 15, 2016

Southwestern Nova Scotia has been seeing very dry times. From June 1 to Sept. 14 only 62.1 mm of rain had fallen, whereas the previous year it had been 307.7 in the same timeframe. Municipalities have been pitching in to help.

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Filling up jugs with water at the Wedgeport fire hall as drought conditions leads to empty residential wells.
Dry July/August: Forest fires August 07, 2016

July and August have been very dry in Nova Scotia. There have been burning restrictions in place across the province and some forest fires as well.

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Digby firefighters were filling water bombers from New Brunswick on Friday, Aug. 5, to fight the forest fires in Greenland, Annapolis County.
Lake George property concerns May 05, 2016

In 2015 the Town of Yarmouth trucked in material to a site it owns in Lake George. It says it's intention was the truck in Class B compost to help reclaim the natural growth of the property that once housed a sawmill operation. The town bought the property to prevent sawmill activity continuing there.

But the material trucked in wasn't Class B compost. It was laden with plastics, sharps and debris, which has caused a lot of stress, anger and anxiety for local residents.

This is a collection of stories from coverage of the issue.

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Photo taken during a walkabout on the Lake George property on Feb. 23.