Please come and show your support by attending the following events below.
Any upcoming events will be posted here and featured on our Facebook page. Registration is free and is not required.
Upcoming Public Events (FREE)
Sunday March 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Twin Bays Public Event, St Margaret's Centre, Upper Tantallon. Missed it? See Presentations here.
Monday March 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Cermaq open house, Chester Legion, 14 Union Street, Chester
Monday March 2, 6:30 pm - Astor Theatre, 218 Main Street, Liverpool. “Beyond the Open-Net Pen”
Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Cermaq open house, Blandford Community Centre, 30 Fire Hall Road, Blandford
Thursday, March 5, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Cermaq open house, Hubbards Fire Hall, #36, Highway 329, Hubbards. See public reaction here.
Tuesday, March 10, 5:15pm - Lunenburg Town Council presentation by Twin Bays Coalition
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm - Friends of Nature AGM, Chester Legion, 12 Union St., Chester
Thursday, March 12, 8:45 am - Municipality of Chester, Council Meeting, 151 King St. Chester
Friday, May 1. Public meeting with Elizabeth May, Chester area, time and place TBD
March 6 - Cermaq Open House - Hubbards
Community reaction in Hubbards against open net fish farms was strong, as captured by CBC.
March 1 - Upper Tantallon Rally.
Another packed house!
On the heels of the Mahone Bay event, the rally in Upper Tantallon drew more than 350 people in opposition to the provincial government’s plan to impose industrial scale open net pen fish farming in our waters.
The event was hosted by Chris Heide from the Council of Canadians. Our incredible peakers included:
Bob Chamberlin, former Chief Councillor of the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation and former VP of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, which represents over 100 BC First Nations.
Karen Wristen, Executive Director of BC’s Living Oceans Society, is applying her background in environmental law to advocating for wild salmon habitat and sustainable aquaculture.
Bonny Glambeck, a lifelong activist and naturalist based in Tofino, BC, helped build the temperate rain forest movement, culminating in the 1993 Clayoquot protests, the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
Jeff Wagner and Vince Boutilier, Twin Bays lobstermen (LFA 33).
Lorne Johanson, former Lunenburg B&B operator and TIANS Board member, has written two reports for TIANS on aquaculture. He has a Master's Degree in Marine Science and Environmental Management.
Jim Lawley, Halifax entrepreneur, Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation Director and land-based closed containment pioneer.
Colin Sproul, fifth generation lobsterman, VP Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association.
January 26th - The Mahone Bay Public Event
Hosted by the South Shore Council of Canadians and Twin Bays, a discussion about the open-net pen challenge and exciting alternatives for aquaculture in Nova Scotia. The event was so popular, it was standing room only.
Published by LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin, Jan 29,2020