On May 24, representatives from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, MLA Lloyd Hines, Municipality of the District of Guysborough Councillor Janet Peitzsche, management, staff and foundation members of Eastern Memorial Hospital, the Canso Lions Club, the local physician and myself...
There was once a time when everyone could see a doctor whenever they needed to. If you go back far enough, doctors made house calls. These days, more than 50,000 Nova Scotians don’t have a family...
Nova Scotia has reached a seminal period in its existence where our levels of governments (and all Nova Scotians) must work for the sustainability of its inhabitants and acknowledge that its people and wild life are variables in the equation...
It seems simple, doesn’t it? Doctors are vital to the health of Nova Scotians. We all know the statistics: there are more than 50,000 Nova Scotians on a list for a family doctor. At the same...
The health care crisis has been at the forefront of media across Nova Scotia. It has been for some time. Every tragic story of the health care system failing someone strikes at the very heart of...
There are many elements in my role as MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier that have brought me significant pride. Being elected - and re-elected - to represent my community is an encouraging and often eye-opening experience. Whether...
Fifty years ago, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin witnessed a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California that killed an estimated 3,500 sea birds, as well as marine animals such as dolphins, elephant seals, and sea lions.
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,...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Chuck Porter. Dear Mr. Porter, As a citizen of Richmond County, I have serious concerns regarding the recent actions of three...
The current mayhem in Richmond County is directly attributable, in my mind, to the flawed Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) boundary review of 2014-2016 which resulted in downsizing council from 10 to five councillors. At...
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