Thursday, November 16, 2017


On May 19 five of us, ordinary women in the Strait area, met over a cup of coffee to discuss the place and quality of palliative care in our health care system. The structure of society has undergone radical changes...
It has been a very interesting few weeks in politics, hasn’t it? This being election season, you’re stuck with it, whether or not you follow it. And while the platforms and party politics are interesting, the most fascinating part of...

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Even as it became all too clear that we were going to have a provincial election this spring, I wasn’t prepared for this campaign to have such a record-setting nature. No, I’m not talking about the shortness of the campaign,...
In the fall of 2011, NewPage filed for creditor protection. One of the major issues facing our community was the state of the mill’s pension plans and their unfunded liability. I met and heard from retirees, widows and current employees...
With the provincial election almost over, anticipation is running high as to what will happen on May 30. Without the ability to predict the results, especially considering this province’s tumultuous recent history, reviewing provincial and local results from the 2006,...
ARICHAT: A wide range of topics concerning the constituency of Cape Breton-Richmond, including a recent court ruling regarding the riding’s reconfiguration, came up for discussion at an election candidates’ debate held last week at the Telile Community Television studios. The...
MABOU: The three candidates looking to represent the people of Inverness County visited the Mabou Community Hall last Thursday night and, at times, hotly debated the issues. Incumbent Allan MacMaster was on hand, representing the Progressive Conservatives. He was joined...
Every three or four years in Nova Scotia we have an election. With this come promises from politicians of all stripes. My experience over the years has been that promises are made to sway voters even though the politicians know...
I note in the Progressive Conservative election platform released by leader Jamie Baillie that he has promised that, if elected, “… we will require Provincial Court Judges to complete comprehensive and ongoing education in sexual assault law.” This follows his...
“We have had enough and we are not going to take it any more” was the call from the podium on May 7 in Sydney Mines (with the Minister of Health in the audience). Eighty doctors had signed a declaration...
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