News 1. 198 workers out of a job as Web.com closes Yarmouth location Almost 200 employees at Web.com in Yarmouth were told yesterday that their location is shutting down next year. The company offers internet services to businesses and has locations in New Glasgow and Halifax. The Yarmouth location has been operating for 18 years. […]
We won’t know for certain until Wednesday (Nov. 27) whether Nova Scotia’s 3,100 doctors have agreed to a new four-year contract with the provincial government. But we can guess. And that guess would be yes. Doctors Nova Scotia has been officially lips-zipped silent about the terms of the deal during the past month while its...
News 1. Israel and the Palestinians Stephen Kimber writes about Rana Zaman, a social activist and Pakistani immigrant, who until the end of June was the federal NDP candidate for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. Until someone found old tweets Zaman wrote about Israel and its treatment of Palestinians. Frustrated by seeing what she described as “unarmed Palestinian […]
News 1. Media victory in Assoun case “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice James Chipman has indicated that he will grant a media request to gain access to sealed court documents in the Glen Assoun case,” Tim Bousquet wrote yesterday. Click here for all the details (Tim is updating the story this morning.) Tim’s worked a […]
News 1. Of Citizens and Taxpayers “I can’t tell you how many times people have told me they dislike being addressed by governments as ‘taxpayers.’ They’re citizens,” writes Shirley Tillotson: But “citizen” in that sense — the broad thinker who sees taxes as the seed of all good things social — is a newish kind […]