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Seeing wild animals up close can be an exciting experience, however, having a 200-kilogram black bear at your kitchen door wanting a share of the Sunday roast can be a bit too close for comfort. Eastern Nova Scotia has a...
While experiencing the effects of a literal force of nature, whereby I lost a considerable amount of money, I also came to experience the kinship of my neighbours. Many are familiar with the account of the event on that...
I would love to see Alberta and British Columbia not ban fracking but ban workers from the Maritimes. You would soon see people from the east coast look at fracking again. If fracking was so damaging, there would not be...
On March 26, the Commission on Inclusive Education released its report, “Students First.” It is the first time in 20 years that the model of inclusion in our classrooms has been reviewed. The report is thoughtful, comprehensive and a clear...
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government recently passed a milestone. Sadly, it’s an expensive one for Canadian taxpayers. Our government’s market debt topped $1 trillion not long ago. That means Canadian taxpayers owe interest payments on $1 trillion in outstanding bills. It’s another...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Premier Stephen McNeil and Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan. In 2014 Nova Scotia banned fracking following an extensive democratic process including a government-commissioned independent review, a widespread series of public hearings, a declaration...
There has been a great deal of misinformation shared recently about people waiting for nursing home beds. As a government, caring for our aging population is extremely important to us, so I want to share some facts about long...
The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like. But the second biggest determinant is probably governance; good governance or a certain kind of governance makes a huge difference in our...
I feel obligated to speak up given the negative tone of our dialogue on public education in Nova Scotia. As a retired guidance counsellor, I saw up close what teachers and other staff do with and for students - our...
Discussions about sexual conduct are sometimes taboo and can be rife with stigma and cultural repercussions, and have been frowned upon, but that is changing - I hope. While being a controversial topic, sexual behaviours are personal and private realities...
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