Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Efforts to bridge the gaps between genders and cultures - in the spheres of community supports and employment opportunities - received a significant boost recently. To help more women and Indigenous learners gain access to marine industry...
It was good to see the end of a long political and legal fight to overturn ill-conceived and indefensible changes to Nova Scotia’s electoral boundaries. On January 24, 2017, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal concluded that...
The NSCC Strait Area Campus has taken a big step forward with the announcement a brand new residence in Port Hawkesbury. On April 8, Premier Stephen McNeil unveiled $24 million for expansion projects at three Nova...
The recent firing of former Richmond Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Kent MacIntyre has been a hot topic of discussion around the region. A special meeting of Richmond Municipal Council on April 1 in Arichat ended with councillors...
After six years in government, the McNeil Liberals are transforming from the spend-thrift deficit hawks who first took office. On March 26, Finance Minister Karen Casey tabled Budget 2019-2020, the government’s fourth consecutive balanced budget, which...
When Budget 2019 was tabled late last month, the opposition Conservatives used that time to continue rehashing the SNC-Lavalin affair; an opportunity lost for the party and for Canadians. On March 19, Finance Minister Bill Morneau...
The provincial government is enacting legislation to clarify what can and cannot be done along Nova Scotia’s coastlines. On March 12, Environment Minister Margaret Miller introduced the new Coastal Protection Act. Because climate change means rising sea levels, flooding and...
The Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Municipality of the County of Richmond are joining forces on a couple of fronts. During the regular monthly meeting of Port Hawkesbury Town Council on March 5, councillors passed a motion from an...
Two recent stories have highlighted how far Canada has gone in terms of cannabis legalization and how far this country still has to go. On February 26 in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the cannabis company Tasty Budd’s, which has an...
As the federal Liberals try to stave-off more controversy as a result of the SNC Lavalin affair, the government does deserve credit for a wise expenditure of public funds. On February 12 at the Petit de Grat campus of Université...
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