We should be clear about the risk to old people, and we need to stop the pea-and-cup games.
Deforestation Inc: Media investigation into Paper Excellence ignites concerns on Parliament Hill over the company’s mysterious ownership, Chinese ties, and rapid expansion in Canada
There is growing agreement among Members of Parliament of all parties that there is a need for a parliamentary investigation into the corporate structure of Paper Excellence. Yesterday, Charlie Angus, NDP MP for Timmins—James Bay, introduced a motion to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources asking for a debate on Paper Excellence, given recent media […]
Councillors ask provincial government to keep Dartmouth shelter open
The shelter at Christ Church Hall is open nightly from 9pm to 7am, with 20 beds.
Houston government to make it harder for employers to require sick notes and makes it easier for health care providers to move to Nova Scotia
The Houston government is introducing legislation today to streamline what it calls administrative hurdles to health care delivery. In particular, the legislation: • makes it illegal for employers to require a doctor’s note from employees for sicknesses of five days or fewer. But should an employee take two sick leaves of five days or fewer […]
Victim of deceased former youth worker and probation officer sues Nova Scotia
The lawsuit alleges “Cezar Lalo performed sexual acts on the Plaintiff.”
Mastodon hits 10 million users: Is decentralization the future?
Liberating social media from the venture capitalists.
‘Their stories become our history forever’: Pubnico seniors share memories in new film
Raconte-moi un souvenir (Tell me a memory) documents stories of growing up in the Southwest Nova Scotian community between 1930 and 1950.
Nurses to receive $10,000 bonus, offered a second $10,000 if they stay two more years
Surrounded by nurses and therapists working at the Dartmouth General Hospital, Premier Tim Houston and Health Minister Michelle Thompson announced $10,000 retention bonuses aimed at stemming the rising tide of departures among burnt out front-line workers. For 11,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners working in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools the cheque […]
Why Tracy Kitch’s inappropriate expenses weren’t discovered sooner: financial audits don’t often reveal what the public cares most about
This doesn’t seem right to the everyday person’s way of thinking. Auditors are supposed to uncover stuff like this, we think. We’re wrong.
What Michelin wants, Michelin gets… always
I knew it. I don’t know it, of course. Not officially. Still. But that’s only because of all the usual bafflegab from all the usual sources. Let’s backtrack. Start with this Saltwire headline from last Tuesday: “Michelin to Spend $300 Million to Expand, Modernize Nova Scotia Operations.” In smaller print, there was this subhead: “Tire […]