Thursday, April 19, 2018


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...
Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In June of 1995, the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide recommended governments make palliative care programs a top priority in the restructuring of the...
If anything positive can be said of the long drawn-out impasse between Nova Scotia teachers and the McNeil government, it is that teachers clearly informed the general public of the often adverse and impractical guidelines, practices and conditions they...
Nova Scotia’s teachers went on strike recently for the first time in history. Students did not sit in class, but they learned one of the most valuable lessons of their lives – democracy in action. Many in my generation grew...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Democracy was defined by Abe Lincoln in the Gettysburg address as “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” While this is indeed an American...
Recently, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that was negotiated between Canada and the European Union (EU). This agreement is a major economic development for Nova Scotia that will create good paying...
Editor’s note: The following is a letter written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   Your announcement recently to continue with the “first-past-the-post” system dashed our hopes for a truly representative and inclusive electoral system. Your decision to abandon a key Liberal election...
I am deeply saddened, frustrated and frightened by the situation in which we find ourselves with respect to palliative care in the Strait-Richmond area. It is especially difficult when one knows and understands, from both professional and personal experience, what...
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...
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,...
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