Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Research shows early learning is beneficial. Educational play-based programs like our pre-primary initiative have been shown to improve social, health and emotional outcomes and these benefits last a lifetime. It will also save families thousands of dollars in child...
I was a teacher for 32 years, and more recently, for 10 years, a retired board director and consultant with the Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP). I have traveled to dozens of countries where I have visited and...
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 am writing to correct information in a story entitled “Activists pleased with response to ‘Unsettling Canada’ protest on Causeway” which appeared in the July 12 edition of The Reporter. The plan at the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project is...
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...
After 18 convocations – in communities from Cumberland to Yarmouth to Sydney – I have had the honour of congratulating our 2017 graduates as they complete one chapter and enter another. This year more than 4,500 individuals, each with their...
I would like to thank all the seniors’ groups in Richmond County for their support over the last two years in trying to get affordable housing for seniors in Richmond County. I would like to thank Claire Doyle, Celeste...
Besides some medical appointments, this is the third time in the last two years that Strait Area Transit (SAT) has been a saviour for my mother. Recently, my mother lost a brother and because of SAT, she was able to...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to members of the Strait regional school board. My name is Mary Anne MacKeigan Cameron and I live in Troy, currently parenting two children, ages 8 and 10, who are valued students of...
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...
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