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,...
It was not surprising that a legal challenge of changes to provincial electoral boundaries was successful. On January 24, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal concluded a 2012 change to Nova Scotia’s electoral boundaries violated Section 3 of the Canadian...
It was bound to happen. It was only a matter of time before somewhere, sometime, somehow, the universal disease of self-aggrandizement combined with our unnerving penchant for voyeurism to produce tragedy. I read a lot of terrible things on-line, but...
So nothing’s happening in the world, right? Everything is sunshine and roses? Excellent. Time to write about something no one else will care about but me. Here we go. I’m planning on starting a podcast this year. Why? Well, because I...

Crock the vote

Over the past five years, three different governments – run by two different political parties – set out to change the way you vote. So far, only one of them succeeded in bringing about changes, and those alterations were just...
With everything going on in Washington, D.C. recently, I didn’t really put much thought into a women’s march. At first I thought it was just a bunch of people joining together to protest Donald Trump, but I chalked that up...
Just over a week into the Trump presidency (suppressing a gag) and the term "alternative facts" has entered the popular lexicon. Wow. If my calculations are correct and the US continues on this downward slope, we’re going to end up...
I thought we were far enough into the winter that this wouldn’t be a problem, but sadly, it appears that the Christmas toys found under several trees across the province are as defective as their poorly-built predecessors. So I have...
In the Province of Nova Scotia, fuel prices are constantly changing. The prices at the gas pumps are up and down like a yo-yo. How fuel price changes affect you and your family depends on your weekly, bi-weekly or monthly...
A study commissioned by the provincial government threw cold water on plans to twin highways in some parts of the Strait area, but also opened the possibility for upgrades to other sections of Highway 104. A report from CBCL Limited...
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