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On July 18, the Liberal government unveiled the first phase of the pre-primary program they announced during the provincial election campaign. While it’s true that this province is in dire need of quality, affordable early childhood education options, that need...
I felt compelled to pen this letter regarding the new St. Peter’s Artisan Market after discovering that at least two of our community craftspeople were refused the option to display their work. I fully understand the market board does not...
Our rural communities are constantly struggling against the ideology of shutting down our resources and moving it all to Halifax. Now, based on a $70,000 report that is riddled with gross factual errors, the current Nova Scotia Government is threatening...
In the May 16 edition of The Reporter, I read of the plans to bring Strait-Richmond Hospital up to current acceptable standards. The structure is closing in on its 40th birthday and I suggest we consider an alternative use for...
A determined group of Nova Scotia taxpayers is working to hold municipal officials and staff accountable for how they are spending, and in some cases covering up their spending, of our tax dollars. Although we have a Municipal Government Act,...
We are writing to express our deep concern with the reduction of hours for librarians within the Strait regional centre for education. Based on the findings of both the Glaze Report and the Report on Inclusive Education, the hours of...
The transformation of Nova Scotia’s social assistance system has been underway for over two years, but people living in poverty, and their advocates, say to date there has not been significant, meaningful change. A community coalition is calling for an...
In 1758, Nova Scotia was the first representative government in British North America. In 1784, New Brunswick, PEI and Cape Breton Island were granted status as British colonies. In 1820, Nova Scotia circumvented the Royal Charter and administratively annexed...
My name is Danielle Duggan, I am a resident of Antigonish, a parent, and a concerned citizen in an active and vibrant community of engaged individuals. I am urgently concerned that not enough media attention has been given to what Bill...
As we are all aware of the many wild fires burning across Canada every year, one place that comes to my mind is St. Peter’s Provincial Battery Park. The park holds fifty-plus camping sites high on a hilltop overlooking the...
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