Judy Haiven on the need for Trudeau to stand up to Trump. “Must we walk on eggshells lest we set off Trump? To hell with civil liberties and human rights as long as we can keep NAFTA?”
In June 1734 Marie Joseph Angelique a Black slave woman was hanged in Montreal for burning down much of that town earlier that year. Her last days provide the inspiration for this poem by poet and historian Afua Cooper.
This wonderful Weekend Video traces the more than 200-year the Downey family has been in Nova Scotia. To say its members left their mark on the province is an understatement.
MLA Larry Harrison believes Nova Scotia should hire people on income assistance to pick up garbage and cut brush along the highways. Kendall Worth, who is on welfare himself, believes Larry Harrison doesn’t know welfare from a hole in the ground, and that he should resign.
New contributor Bryn Jones-Vaillancourt wonders how ready we are for climate change. As weather intensifies we must stop clearcutting our forests and get serious about shoring up our shores, he says.
The provincial government is only halfheartedly supporting Black History Month in PEI, says a resident. The Black community on the Island could really use the help. ““The white islanders here need to hear that this is a community that is important and vibrant.”
The government is slowly killing public libraries in rural Nova Scotia, just so it can save a tiny little bit of money. We talk with four chief librarians and the future looks awfully grim.
Kendall Worth, who is on social assistance, continues his review of the welfare changes that Community Services is working on. People on welfare will be pigeonholed according to their skills and ability to work, and that’s a scary idea, he writes.
Lives on Welfare gave a voice to John before, and last week he contacted us because he wanted to talk about the lack of support for people who deal with mental health issues, their own and those of relatives. “All I can do is wait for another suicide attempt,” he says.
Excellent reporting by the Globe and Mail reveals that police dismissal rates of sexual assault allegations are high and vary widely across the country. Nova Scotia is no exception. What’s going on?