The report calls on leaders to address climate change as the Nova Scotians prepare for the elections

HALIFAX, NS – The climate crisis is hard to miss when smoke from forest fires reached Nova Scotia in the west and the province was subject to an air quality declaration for several days.

That is why the Sierra Club Atlantic recently released a report called Beyond Climate Promises calling on the Nova Scotia government to take immediate steps to address the problem.

Tynette Deveaux, communications coordinator for the grassroots organization, said the provincial government has shown how quickly it has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and should be able to do the same in relation to the climate crisis.

“The Nova Scotians have put up with decades of broken promises and excuses for the delays in phasing out coal and other fossil fuels, implementing sustainable forestry practices, and formally protecting wilderness areas and provincial parks,” said Deveaux.

“Real environmental leadership means strengthening yourself and taking decisive climate protection measures. Our lives and the future of our children are at stake. ”

According to the federal government’s Canada’s Changing Climate Report 2019, the average annual temperature in Canada has risen 1.7 degrees Celsius since 1948.

In its report, the Sierra Club Atlantic made several recommendations to “prioritize action and accountability on climate change, biodiversity loss and just transition”.

Climate strike protesters gather for the Grand Parade in Halifax in September 2019. – Tim Krochak

Some recommendations are short term, such as B. Nation-to-nation talks with Mi’kmaw leaders about compliance with treaty rights while setting a later target date for others.

From requiring at least 30 percent of new light commercial vehicles sold or registered by the province to be zero-emission vehicles, the report also urges the province to ensure that 100 percent of electricity is generated from renewable sources with zero greenhouse gases. Sources of emissions by 2030.

“Nova Scotia offers many clean, renewable energy options, such as domestic wind and solar power and converting existing coal mines into geothermal generators,” the report said.

“Although we need the available hydropower to separate Nova Scotia from fossil fuels, we need to increase our province’s capacity to produce clean, renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources.”

She also calls for the clearing of public land to end and forest biomass power plants to be closed by 2022, as well as ensuring that all social housing in Nova Scotia undergoes extensive energy renovation by 2030.

How do the recommendations of the report align with the plans of each political party to combat climate change?

Prime Minister Iain Rankin, Progressive Conservative Chairman Tim Houston and NDP Leader Gary Burrill recently discussed their goals at a debate among party leaders as Nova Scotians prepare for the election in mid-August.

PC Leader Tim Houston (left), NDP Leader Gary Burrill and Liberal Leader Iain Rankin held their first televised provincial leaders debate in Halifax on Wednesday night. PC Leader Tim Houston (left), NDP Leader Gary Burrill and Liberal Leader Iain Rankin held their first televised provincial leaders debate in Halifax on Wednesday night.

Rankin said the Liberals are determined to get out of coal by 2030.

“That should be a goal of every government, to make sure we have cleaner air, to make sure we are forecasting electricity tariffs for future generations as we will have an impact on carbon pricing in the future and we are at the mercy of the markets that coal import. “In here,” said Rankin.

Rankin also said he will put Nova Scotia on a path to 80 percent renewable energy by 2030.

Houston admitted that the Tories also aim for the province to achieve 80 percent renewable energy by 2030, adding that his party would work with others to tackle the climate crisis.

“When you look at what’s going on in the world, it’s obvious that our climate is changing,” said Houston.

“We don’t need a political argument about what is possible. We just have to work together and get it done. ”

The Tories would also seek to protect up to 20 percent of the land in Nova Scotia by 2030 if elected, Houston said.

Burrill said the NDP would have a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and protecting 30 percent of the land in Nova Scotia.

The NDP would also seek to de-coal the province by 2030 and make tuition at Nova Scotia Community College free so that people transitioning from carbon-intensive industries to the carbon-free economy could do so. ”

“We’re talking about an emergency. That means urgent action. That means bold action, ”said Burrill.


Richmond beat Tucson at home with a clean sheet


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Richmond: Akira Fitzgerald, Chris Cole, Ivan Magalhães, Jalen Crisler, Esteban Calvo, Zaca Moran, Victor Falck, Nil Vinyals (63 ‘- Matt Bolduc), Stanley Alves (75’ – Luke Pavone), Emiliano Terzaghi (87 ‘- Oalex Anderson) , Jonathan Bolanos (75 ‘- Hernan Gonzalez)

Unused substitutes: Austin Causey, Nathan Aune, Cam Vickers

Tuscon: Wallis Lapsley, Kaelon Fox, Dakota Barnathan (74 ‘- Giovanni Calixtro), Manuel Ferriol (73’ – Joao Delgado), Noah Franke, Daniel Bedoya, Charlie Dennis, Maximiliano Schenfeld, Shak Adams (68 ‘- Kevin Rodríguez), Tobenna Uzo , Deri Corfe

Unused substitutes: Ryan Shellow, Luca Mastrantonio, Alex Knox, Franco Pérez


















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Referee: JC Griggs

Asst. referee: Jeffrey Skinker, Caleb Fearing

4. Official: Andrew Charron

Participation: 2,641

Weather: Sunny, 80 ° F


Soak up the summer while sliding into the fall

They say the older you get, the faster the years go by. But they don’t tell you that even as an adult, those lazy summer days pass at extra speed of light. Here we are nearing the end of summer and about to send the children back to school.

While those planned days are skyrocketing again, our “Family Fun” section offers some helpful ways to get kids (and parents!) Back into school life. For many, the jump back into the busy school year and autumn
The season is overwhelming – managing the schedule at home, tackling the laundry that never gives you a break, and planning and preparing healthy meals. If all of this makes you a little nervous about just thinking, it may be time to simplify things. Our this month’s feature shows ways to simplify every area of ​​your life so you are ready for the smoothest back to school season ever.

As you work to make your life easier, Your Finances shares ways to adjust your money setting too. Have you ever thought about how your thoughts and perspectives affect your financial situation? Dive in and see what you discover!

This month you will notice a theme of learning and growing throughout the magazine. Our “Giving Back” section shows the local organization Pink Space Theory and the incredible work they are doing to bring STEM to life for underserved and underrepresented youth in our region. And Lifelong Learning informs you about the fascinating concept of natural learning. Bringing the power of nature into the classroom offers
sustainable impact.

In this last month of summer you’ve come to the right place, whether you’re heating up your grill at home or looking for a place with great pub food. Home and Hearth has grill maintenance, security and recipes, while Local Flavor has the bang at the Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse in Manassas.

Our Destinations section has information on the Stonebridge Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off coming up next month. They offer autumn sights and smells and fun for everyone. Last but not least, Health and Wellness shares the success story of a local’s vascular challenges posed by COVID-19 and the incredible medical team that supported him.

All the best,
Rebecca Barnes


Flying squirrels honor fallen heroes on Military Appreciation Night | baseball

“We were finally able to mourn and live again. The organization does this for the people every day of the year. “

Since 1994, TAPS has helped more than 90,000 families, Ganues said. Whether you’ve lost a loved one through battle, illness, suicide, or any other circumstance, the connections between the TAPS community have enabled its members to come to terms with their trauma together.

“It’s extremely strong, we consider ourselves family,” said Ganues. “You meet other people and share stories, and these bonds and connections usually last a lifetime.”

Jonathan Cotten and The Good Feet Store in Short Pump started working with TAPS and the Flying Squirrels in 2016. Cotten helped Ganues and the families of the fallen soldiers unfold the flag in the left field before the game.

“We just believed so much in their mission and what they did,” Cotten said of TAPS. “Being in business, living in peace as citizens, is thanks to the sacrifices these families have made to keep us free. … We are blessed to do this, it is a privilege. For me they are heroes. “

The players’ shirts had camouflage sleeves. Before the end of the sixth inning, “God Bless the USA” played and the fans present sang along loudly. In the seventh inning, “God Bless America” caused a hearty cheer.


Videos show a car crashing into a Fairfax County officer

Videos show a Fairfax County police officer being hit by a car

Dashcam and bodycam videos show a car hitting a Fairfax County police officer during a traffic stop early Saturday.

New police dashcam and bodycam videos reveal the terrifying moment a car hit a Fairfax County police officer during a traffic stop early Saturday.

According to police, the collision occurred around 2:15 p.m. near the streets of Centerville and Compton in Centerville.

The video shows a four-door sedan believed to be a Honda that does not slow down through traffic control.

According to police, the car hit an officer in the lower body. The officer was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The car can be damaged on the passenger side. Heading south on Centerville Road, she crossed into Prince William County.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (703) 814-7000. Whistleblowers can receive up to $ 1,000 for clues leading to an arrest.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates later.


The Latest: Navajo Nation Reports Rising Virus Cases | world

The number of virus patients occupying hospital beds topped 1,000 for the third day in a row, at 1,106 on Friday. That is twice as many as on June 30th and most since March 2nd.

Public health officials in Arizona and elsewhere attribute the worsening spread to the contagious Delta variant and low vaccination rates.

“Unlike last summer when we went to school with falling rates, the match was lit and the kindling is burning this time,” said Dr. Joe K. Gerald, a University of Arizona researcher tracking COVID-19 data, on Twitter.

The additional 2,066 cases and 22 deaths brought the confirmed Arizona pandemic totals to 927,235 cases and 18,246 deaths.

SACRAMENTO, California – California spent nearly $ 200 million to set up, operate, and staff alternative care facilities that ultimately weren’t needed as much as feared during the coronavirus surge last winter.

It was a costly way to learn that California’s hospital system is far more resilient than was thought at the start of the pandemic. The system expanded enough to accommodate most of the patients during the terrible surge when hospital admissions exceeded 20,000 and nearly 700 people died weekly.

The traditional hospital system came through the worst of the pandemic with little overflow into alternative care facilities because the state temporarily eased the staffing relationship between nurses and patients – to protect the sick and their carers – and because of a scramble, temporary outsiders, said Stephanie Roberson , Director of Government Relations for the California Nurses Association.


Alexandria Kiwanis holds first triathlon in Brophy Park, participation exceeds expectations

The Alexandria Kiwanis Club organized its first charity triathlon to raise money for children in the community. The overwhelming participation in the swimming, cycling and running competitions blew the organizer Reiner away.

“Our goal was to attract 50 people,” said Reiner. “In the end we got 240. We tried to limit it to 200, but I couldn’t say no. We were 8 to 70 years old today.”

Reiner described the event as a sprint triathlon.

“It’s just a shorter course,” she said. “The lengths can vary. That was pretty normal with a 500 yard swim and 12 mile bike ride. We kept the run a little shorter because of the many hills. We didn’t want to be too terribly cruel. “

The race began with either a 500-yard swim or a one-mile paddle. Paddlers were allowed to use kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards if they didn’t want to swim.

Jillian Reiner, the organizer of the Alexandria Kiwanis Triathlon, chats with a medalist after the award ceremony on July 31, 2021.  Reiner expects Kiwanis to host another triathlon next summer and it will become an annual event.  (Jared Rubado / Alexandria Echo Press)

Jillian Reiner, the organizer of the Alexandria Kiwanis Triathlon, chats with a medalist after the award ceremony on July 31, 2021. Reiner expects Kiwanis to host another triathlon next summer and it will become an annual event. (Jared Rubado / Alexandria Echo Press)

The second leg of the race was a 12.1 mile bike ride near Lake Brophy. The Douglas County Sheriff’s pose and a handful of volunteers helped the triathletes through the route.

The run was 2.62 miles through the ups and downs in Lake Brophy Park. The runners walked through the trails and up the hills overlooking Lake North Union and the Alexandria Area.

Reiner wanted to create an event for triathletes of all levels. In addition to the standard solo triathlon, duo teams could mark the race in a separate division.

“I don’t think every event has a season, but we wanted them to make ours accessible to beginners,” said Reiner. “I’ve seen them before, so we’ve added a paddle for some swimmers. The swimming part puts some people off. We want beginners to try it out. We tried to make it easy for people to try it out and it sounded like it was. ”

Pickel Events has scheduled the triathlon for the hardcore athletes who fought for medals on Saturday.

“We had professional timers here so that if you come for a while you can get it,” Reiner said. “If you really wanted to race you could do this. We wanted to encourage all kinds of athletes to come here and do this race the way they wanted. I think we did well.”

Alexandria’s Brian Storhaug had the fastest time of 57:01 and beat Corey Nygaard of South St. Paul by 55 seconds. Storhaug and Nygaard were the only two competitors who finished in less than an hour.

Medalists gathered near the finish line to hear the results of 240 triathletes at the first Alexandria Kiwanis triathlon at Lake Brophy Park on July 31, 2021.  (Jared Rubado / Alexandria Echo Press)

Medalists gathered near the finish line to hear the results of 240 triathletes at the first Alexandria Kiwanis triathlon at Lake Brophy Park on July 31, 2021. (Jared Rubado / Alexandria Echo Press)

Joellen Kohlman-Petrick (1:07:40) from Fergus Falls set the fastest female time on Saturday and finished 14th overall. Right behind Kohlman-Petrick was Alxandria’s Kadie Hokanson, who finished in 1:07:56.

All proceeds from the triathlon go to the Alexandria Noontime Kiwanis Club. Reiner hopes to host a children’s triathlon next year after seeing this year’s turnout.

“We got together and thought this would be the perfect facility to hold this event for a good cause,” said Reiner. “We really wanted to bring people out and donate the money to children in the community. Everything revolves around children here. I think we bit off a bit more this year than we could chew, but we really want to add some splash and splash for kids next year. ”


MEN’S TOP FIVE FINISHERS – 1 – Brain Storhaug 57:01, 2 – Corey Nygaard 57:56; 3-Kurt Youngdahl 1:00:30; 4-Joe Schneiderhan 1:01:20; 5- Easton Syverson 1:02:30; WOMEN’S TOP FIVE FINISHERS – 1- Joellen Kohlman-Petrick 1:07:40; 2- Kadie Hokanson; 3- Lisa Hines 1:10:02; 4- Brita Loynachan 1:12:28; 5- Katelin Roos 1:14:12; TOP FIVE PADDLE FINISHERS – 1- Chris Brown 1:11:33; 2- Marcel Derosier 1:14:43; 3-Martin Machance 1:15:35; 4- brain Böhmer 1:20:50; 5- Adam Barnett 1:21:47


The defense wraps up Richmond Stint with tons of sales – NBC4 Washington

Camp Notes: Defense Closes Richmond With Tons of Sales Originally Posted by NBC Sports Washington

RICHMOND, Va. – Saturday was the Washington Football team’s final practice session before training camp resumed at Ashburn on Monday, and the defense closed the distance generating revenue after revenue.

After the session, Ron Rivera stated that he won’t be too upset about his quarterbacks’ interceptions until the preseason games begin. Giving away the ball now has no serious consequences, he said, but of course live against an opponent.

Here are notes on those tips and more from a well-attended Fan Appreciation Day …

  • Landon Collins led with two interceptions in 11-on-11s, one where he slipped to his knees and one he caught near the goal line while working on the red zone. When this Collins shows up in September people will be more than excited.
  • While Collins hit Cole Holcomb In terms of the quantity of INTs, Holcomb surpassed Collins in terms of quality. In full troop work, the linebacker covered his man with mullet, who was running down the seam. Despite the reporting Taylor Heinicke tried to complete the pass, but Holcomb had other ideas when he jumped up and grabbed him with one hand. Holcomb didn’t wear gloves either, so he gets bonus points for that.
  • Reserve defensive end Casey Toohill also joined the bugging party. Khaleke Hudson cleverly distracted you in the end zone and Toohill was able to contain it before it hit the ground. Toohill’s path to the roster is ultimately determined by how well he gets to the quarterback and helps out against the barrel, but finishing Drives with his hands will only help his cause.
  • with Brandon Scherff in COVID logs, Wes Schweitzer slipped over to the right guard and Ereck flowers took over the left guard.
  • Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere Chasing boy People are shouting his name – and one of his teammates started doing it on Saturday too. When stretching, Tim Settle kept shouting for Young in a high voice, but Young showed excellent mental strength by ignoring him.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick and Terry McLaurin are still at the beginning of their QB-WR relationship, but their chemistry seems to be developing. Right before a snap, Fitzpatrick signaled his top target and a few seconds later he hit McLaurin for a solid chunk. Whatever Fitzpatrick asked McLaurin to do, McLaurin got through.
  • One name to watch out for in the wide receiver competition is DeAndre Carter. The team silently signed him in April, but he was far from calm on Saturday. He’s more of a return specialist and if he makes it onto the list at the end he probably won’t get too much action at Wideout. Even so, he has speed and has shown strong hands throughout the action.
  • To quote famous NFL wideout writer DeAndre Hopkins, “Let’s get this (you know what) out of Richmond!”

Arlington Health & Human Services and Public Schools Share Update on Draft Return to School Plans

For immediate publication

ARLINGTON – Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Homan and Director of Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno would like to provide an update on the draft return to school plans, as well as updated COVID-19 safety recommendations and guidelines for residents.

The draft return to school plan will focus on health and safety protocols, approaches to assessment and teaching, and the support required for the academic and mental health of students.

Arlington Public Schools is developing this return plan with the Arlington Department of Health, following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

The planning process includes an advisory committee of more than 90 family representatives, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and city officials. The committee works in sub-committees to jointly design and recommend a plan. Dr. Homan will present the draft plan at a school committee meeting on Thursday, August 12th.

“We know families look forward to learning more about our fall plans, and we look forward to sharing them in the weeks ahead. We appreciate the patience of the community as we work diligently to implement this collaboration plan, ”said Dr. Homan. “Above all, our mission is to ensure the safety of all students and staff while ensuring an inviting and supportive return to personal learning.”

The return plan may be changed based on input from key stakeholders, including parents, staff, and members of the community. Following the August 12 meeting, stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the plan in a forum. The school committee will vote on a revised plan later in August.

The plan includes health and safety protocols for:

  • Masking students and employees
  • Support and monitoring of vaccination rates for students and staff
  • Ventilation and air purification
  • Disinfection and cleaning
  • Physical distancing
  • Meals, transportation and other services

Arlington Public Schools will continue bundled COVID-19 testing for students and staff this fall and is encouraging all students to participate. Instructions for parents and guardians to consent their child to participate in this program will be posted at a later date.

In addition, Arlington Health and Human Services continues to conduct contact tracing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the city. There was a spike in COVID-19 cases in Arlington in July, which was similar to case trends across the state and nation due to the Delta variant.

Arlington Health and Human Services recommends residents follow the DPH’s new mask recommendation as directed by the CDC. Beginning July 30, the state recommends that vaccinated residents who are at increased risk for COVID-19 or who live with someone at increased risk wear face covering in public indoor spaces. The DPH also advises all unvaccinated residents to continue wearing face covering in indoor public spaces if social distancing cannot be maintained.

In addition, Arlington Health and Human Services is reminding residents that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when using public transportation and ridesharing, health facilities and other facilities that house vulnerable populations, including community facilities.

“Getting vaccinated is more important than ever, especially with COVID-19 cases, as the delta variant is increasing across the country and affecting potentially vulnerable populations, including those with compromised immune systems,” said Director of Health and Social Services Christine Bongiorno. “We urge residents who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination is the best defense against serious illness or death from COVID-19. “

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to anyone over the age of 12. Residents who want to be vaccinated can register here.



Hopes and fears back to school in Richmond and Columbia Counties

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) – We usually hear about notebooks, pencils, and book bags given to students to prepare them for the new school year. that took place, but this time vaccines were also offered.

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“I’m fine,” said Jonathan Stephens.

Jonathan Stephens has just received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This year he will be an eighth grade student at Grovetown Middle School. But the upcoming school year is going to be different because he has spent most of his seventh year online.

“It’s just very difficult electronically when you have no one to teach you,” said Stephens.

Stephens says he’s ready to learn face-to-face again, and his mother, Kimberely Stephens, says she’s more confident this year, especially since her son has extra protection.

Lollapalooza requires indoor masks for the last 2 days of the music festival

“I want him and those around him to be protected. I think the vaccine is good and preventative, ”said Kimberely Stephens, Jonathan’s mother.

Jonathan received his first Covid vaccination at the Augusta Worship Center. The church gave away 100 book bags with school supplies. They also offered the Pfizer vaccine for children and adults.

Jay Johnson is a pastor at the Augusta Worship Center. He says some of his community have raised concerns about the children returning to the classroom.

We specifically chose Pfizer because it enabled children 12 and older to actually receive the vaccine. We’ll be offering the second dose on August 28th. I think people are more comfortable now that the schools have the right protocols in place and they also have the infrastructure to keep the children safe, ”said Jay Johnson, pastor.

In North Augusta there was another giveaway for the start of school. The parents there say they are more confident this school year.

“I’m nervous, but I work in the school system so I have full confidence that they are doing what they can to prevent what they can and be as careful as possible,” said Lilian Jernigan, mother.