I really appreciated the column by Gina MacDonald in the November 23 edition of The Reporter regarding the Premier's avoidance of the real issues involved in any contract discussions with the teacher's union. Gina's opinions on where government has wasted or...

To parents

I am not a teacher, I’m not married to a teacher, neither of my parents are teachers, and the closest ties I have to teachers are some extended family members and friends. So I don’t speak for them and...
There was been a whirlwind of activity surrounding contract negotiations between the Government of Nova Scotia and the province’s teachers. On November 28, the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union (NSTU) announced their intention to exercise their work-to-rule option, so that on...
The recent national summit into the opioid crisis in Canada emphasized two distinct, but related, issues unfolding here in our province and across the country. We have an increase of opioid overdoses and overdose deaths related to the arrival in...
On November 10, on your behalf, I attended a meeting of about a dozen chamber representatives from across Nova Scotia and several members of the Provincial Advisory Council to the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. The meeting was hosted by the...
I never thought I’d see the day when even one person would become so fed up with – or just plain terrified by – their political choices that they’d turn to a comedy show for some semblance of democracy...
Efforts to provide assistance and comfort to crew members on a boat that has been docked at the wharf in Port Hawkesbury for more than a year are certainly heartwarming. Five crew members of the Dutch Runner – including three...
Raise your hand if you still have a landline. It may seem like a silly question, but the number of people trading their home phone line to rely solely on their cell phone, is growing every day, it seems. As...
The 1959 season in the Richmond County Baseball League (RCBL) saw the Petit de Grat Red Caps resume their winning ways and recapture the championship. The young, talented squad that had fallen to the River Bourgeois Tigers in the finals...
The NHL’s 31st team now has a name and that name is the Vegas Golden Knights. Good lord. First of all, and I’m sure I railed against this since the announcement, why is there another hockey team going to the...
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