Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs. Dear Minister Porter, In December of 2006, then Education Minister, Karen Casey, used her authority under the Education Act to...
It should be a slam dunk for the decision makers in our province to address this issue. Here are some of the issues outlined by our most knowledgeable people, according to a provincial newspaper. March 22,...
Watching the behaviour of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) reminds me of the Clue board game. The detectives’ inquiry is to understand what MANS is up to (the imaginary crime), what instruments are being used to meet...
Women represent over half of the Canadian population but hold only 26 per cent of the seats in the House of Commons. This is wrong. In the 150-year history of our country, only nine women from Nova Scotia have been...
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...
Recently my wife Betty and I were relaxing with our glasses of wine while patiently waiting for the full moon’s lunar glow to peek from behind the clouds. During our hour of observation, two cars drove past our home. I...
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...
A provincial newspaper has an article on the study carried out by some consultant regarding container terminals for this province. As usual, the report reflects the pattern which has not changed in my lifetime. Everything is to be in Halifax,...
Much research has been done to increase our understanding of cancer, and many life-extending and life-saving therapies have been developed. But in these quests, we have not given sufficient focus to the cancer patient experience: one that begins with...
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