October 2020

Indigenous

A Mi'kmaw fisherman hold his son on his boat before heading out to set traps in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia on October 21, 2020.
Oct 30 2020

The Right to Fish

On October 13, several hundred non-Indigenous commercial lobster fishers and their supporters raided two facilities where Mi’kmaw fishers were storing their catches. At a lobster pound in New Edinburgh, rioters set a van on fire, stole lobsters, and damaged the...

News

Oct 23 2020

QAnon

Have you heard about QAnon? It’s a fringe, unfounded conspiracy theory, spreading via social media, that has infected the United States. What are the details of this theory? It sounds like the plot of a new vampire movie: A powerful secret cult of politicians and...

Indigenous

Oct 16 2020

What’s in a Name?

Naming traditions vary widely from culture to culture. Children may take their father’s surname, their mother’s surname, both, or neither, depending on local laws and customs. They may be named for family members, religious figures, their birth order, appearance – even...

Technology

Oct 09 2020

Atlantic Loop to Energize the Maritimes

On September 23, the federal government announced plans for the Atlantic Loop, a large regional power grid that would supply the Maritimes with clean, green electricity. Electricity is often generated far from the place it’s used. It is transmitted from source to...

News

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., on October 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Oct 02 2020

R.I.P. R.B.G.

America has lost an outspoken advocate for equal rights. U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as the Notorious RBG, lost her fifth battle with cancer September 18. She was 87. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in 1933. She grew up during the Great...