Gaelic College board members decide to drop 'Royal' designation
Friday, 07 March 2014 20:47
Members of the board of governors at Cape Breton's Gaelic College say they've had a change of heart about the "Royal" designation.
The school, located in St. Anns, was given permission to add the Royal prefix to its name in December.
Some Gaelic community members have said adding the designation was offensive because board members ignored the fact the British government tried to eliminate their language and culture in the past.
Foundation members voted 45-23 in favour of a motion to drop the name at a meeting Sunday.
In a statement issued Friday, college officials say they've decided not to proceed with using the designation in its day-to-day operations, but will look to "properly acknowledge this honor" in other ways.
They say the opinions shared are sincerely appreciated and show "the tremendous passion Nova Scotia Gaels have for who they are, where they come from, and where they are going."
Board members say they look forward to increased dialogue with its membership about governance and foundation issues.
Goldboro LNG project given conditional approval to proceed
Friday, 07 March 2014 18:41
A liquefied natural gas project in Guysborough Co. has passed another hurdle.
Members of an Environmental Assessment Review Panel appointed to conduct a Class Two Environmental Assessment of the Goldboro LNG project have submitted their report to Randy Delorey, Minister of Environment and Antigonish MLA.
Panel members say the multi-billion dollar plant can proceed, with a number of conditions.
It says the project would increase the province's greenhouse gas emissions by about 18 per cent above 2010 levels, while a number of fisheries in the general area would be compromised.
However, it adds there would be "extremely significant" economic and employment benefits to the county and the province.
Delorey has until Mar. 24 to issue a final decision on the project.