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I’m writing as a lifelong resident of Port Hawkesbury and as a recent graduate of NSCC regarding the upcoming election for the seat on Port Hawkesbury Town Council, specifically regarding some of the controversy regarding the Reeves Street project. While...
The Melford container terminal being developed by Richie Mann and his group has the opportunity to proceed now. The two major articles in The Chronicle Herald, one by Peter Pziobrowski and the other by Bernard Smith, make it clear that...
After welcoming a new year with new opportunities, I can't help but look back on Nova Scotia in 2016 and reflect on the progress we've made in this great province. Our population hit an all-time high after years of decline. We...
The plans for Destination Reeves Street involve many different aspects. I agree with almost all of them, including the facade program, the reduction of entrances/exits along the street, the Active Transportation Link to the NSCC and beautification initiatives. The one...
I often wonder why all secondary roads from 50-plus years ago were never paved during this time span? And why roads that were paved some 30-plus years ago were never upgraded or resurfaced to safety standards? The secondary roads only...
I listened to an interview on CBC Radio’s Information Morning last month in which Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton was interviewed as part of their year-end 2016 program. I congratulate her in her new role as Mayor of Port Hawkesbury...
If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime—then the law as it stands today has been an abject failure. Law enforcement agencies...
October 1-5 is Seniors Week. As Minister of Seniors, and an older adult myself, I’m asking everyone to celebrate and recognize older Nova Scotians in their communities. Older adults continue to show leadership in Nova Scotia. Whether they are running their...
Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives have been calling on Justin Trudeau to finally reveal how much the carbon tax will cost regular Canadian families. Over the last two years, the Liberal government has refused to release key facts about the true costs...
We all know someone impacted by a chronic illness such as COPD, diabetes, obesity or arthritis. Often this means repeated trips to the doctor’s office, emergency room or, worst case, nights in the hospital. As a province, we are already spending...
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