To some degree, facts are fungible, and truth depends on the context we bring to it. But we can’t let ourselves fall into some postmodernist nothing-has-ultimate-meaning hole; we should at least strive for a shared understanding of events. The Mass Casualty Commission was and remains a good approach.
Nova Scotia basic income conference to focus on housing, poverty, income assistance issues
Conference set for all day Saturday in Halifax, Sydney, and online.
Swamped with offers in just days, listing for historic Acadian church taken off the market
“It’s a beautiful location. Who wouldn’t want to live in that building?”
Planning for national urban park at Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes moves to next stage
Nova Scotia has reached a contribution agreement with Parks Canada.
PCs reject move to tighten language in Bill 256 to protect patients from poorly trained or unethical health care providers
“I know that even though a family doctor may have received training in surgery 20 years ago, I don’t want that doctor doing a hip replacement on me,” Raylene Langor told the legislature’s Law Amendments Committee yesterday. Langor is a practicing lawyer with expertise in regulation and describes herself as a concerned citizen. She is one […]
Nova Scotia wants to hire Black high school students through summer mentorship program
Applications now open for the Black Youth Development Mentorship Program.
The Port of Sydney discovers wind
Someone is out there either re-purposing actual RCMP gear or manufacturing look-alike RCMP gear for civilian use with the endorsement and encouragement of the RCMP.
Bedford school stabbings: the talking points memo
Education minister Becky Druhan had an opportunity to address larger issues of violence in our schools and lack of mental health supports. Instead, she retreated into bland obfuscation and deflection I have no doubt Becky Druhan is a smart person, more than capable of standing her ground, holding her own in the cut and thrust […]
My trip to Province House, and why it makes me worry about the future
For me, going to Province House can sometimes feel like going to a church I wasn’t raised in: the prayers and the rituals and the songs are entirely consistent and have deep meaning for the faithful, but it’s all very foreign and doesn’t make much sense to the outsider. Why are we kneeling now? What’s that smokey thing all about?
Opposition, advocates say budget misses the mark on poverty, housing crisis
Premier Tim Houston defended his government’s decision to freeze income assistance rates.