Monday, December 17, 2018
I am a medical doctor, a family practitioner aged 66, who has practiced in a group here in the Strait since 1976. For the first 20 years, I was not entitled to incorporate, and for the following 20 years, I...
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s back-to-school time already. As a dad of two daughters, Grade 4 and Grade 2, I’ve been busy these past few weeks getting them everything they need for school. This year, my daughters and...
  Mental health is an issue that’s important to all of us, as it touches so many of our families and friends. In fact, one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness. That’s why the government will keep looking...
Dear Premier McNeil: Summer tourists travelling around Nova Scotia searching for the quaint or the scenic may be surprised to find a smattering of wind turbines scattered throughout the province. These are just one example of achievements made by previous...
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...
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