Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Earlier this year, the Liberal government launched a consultative process on Canada’s defence policy. While Conservatives remain skeptical of the government’s intentions, especially given this government’s tendency to embark upon endless consultative processes rather than make the hard decisions inherent...
The opioid epidemic that is gripping North America is an emerging issue for Nova Scotians and for our healthcare system. Misuse of opioids, such as hydromorphone, oxycodone and morphine, has been a significant problem in Nova Scotia for more than...
On October 15 during the elections for councillors in the Municipality of Richmond and the school board members for the Strait regional school board, it was reported that Lian Sampson-Parsons had more votes that George Kehoe, her opponent. On...
The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate those joining or returning to our region’s municipal councils. We also thank the many strong candidates who put their names forward to serve. This election has brought significant change to municipal...
I’m wondering if any of your readers might have contact details for Jimmy and Colleen Cook who left French Cove (near St. Peter’s) for western Canada back in 2006. We purchased their house and land at that time and during...
What a difference a year can make. One year ago we watched with excitement as Canadians went to the polls and elected a new Liberal government. I was humbled by the trust that you placed in me and I have...
The Capt'n Kenny's Fresh fish and chips truck parks in a church parking lot in Port Hawkesbury for a couple of months each year. Recently, his vendor fee skyrocketed from $300 per year to between $1,500$ to $2,000 per year...
Last Spring saw the introduction of an Environmental Bill of Rights for Nova Scotia, which died on the floor with no support from the current McNeil government. This bill had a lot to offer – like real community consent for...
Three years ago this week, in the last issue of The Reporter before the 2013 provincial election, Liberal candidate Michel Samson wrote a letter that was about the loss of pension income to the workers at the Point Tupper...
Municipal elections are upon us again. On October 15, Nova Scotians have an opportunity to choose who will sit on municipal councils and lead their communities. Municipalities deal with an increasingly complex set of issues from economic development and aging populations...
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