Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Looks like there will be quite a bit of gold mining activity on the Eastern Shore in the years to come. They will bring jobs, but risks as well. Let’s do this right, says the Easter Shore Forest Watch Association, because if we don’t we may have to live with the consequences for a very long time.

If you want to understand what teaching in Nova Scotia is all about, a good place to start is Teachers of Nova Scotia, a blog where teachers write about their job, their fears, their frustrations, and their love of teaching.

Frequent contributor Kendall Worth tackles the serious topic of social isolation. He looks at causes for isolation other than poverty, and particularly puts alcoholism under the loop. But poverty can certainly add to the problem, Kendall explains. He ends with a list of suggestions anybody can try, from joining a book club to becoming an activist.

Judy Haiven on the death of Fidel Castro. “But in the US — capitalist heartland, and here in the heartland’s junior partner, our media has to protect us from thinking that Castro was anything but a failure.”

An open letter to premier Stephen McNeil and mayor Mike Savage suggests that there is much more these politicians can do to address issues that helped cause the recent violence in the Black community. “The African Haligonian community, is now hemorrhaging, and yet it is called upon to solve its own problems. We do not see that happening to other communities when they are hit by a crisis,” she writes in an open letter to the politicians.

Teachers rallied in as many as 15 different locations in Nova Scotia today. The Nova Scotia Advocate attended a large protest at the constituency office of MLA Stephen Gough in Lower Sackville. Teachers are new at this protesting business, but they feel they the government left them no choice.