Not news by any means, but noteworthy nonetheless. Newly released Statistics Canada data show that Nova Scotia’s wealthiest 20% control six times the wealth of the bottom 60%.
Media release issued by a coalition of environmental and indigenous groups going to court in Newfoundland and Labarador to argue they should be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit challenging an oil and gas exploration licence.in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Contributor Alex Kronstein reviews two children books for little kids with an activist bend.
A new CCPA report takes a very close look at the sad picture of child poverty in Halifax. It contains information you likely didn’t know about your community or neighborhood. For instance, Spryfield has a child poverty rate of 40%, and in rural Nova Scotia North Preston (40%), East Preston (38.9), and Sheet Harbour (26.1%) lead the pack. Meanwhile, Fall RIver has a child poverty rate of a mere 3.9%.
Reporter Robert “Broken Record” Devet went to the Board of Halifax Police Commissioners for an update on the police street check analysis. Here is his report.
Sometimes I think I should change our name from NS Advocate to something like the Daily Broken Record. I’ve been writing about the safety of the Donkin Mine since my Halifax Media Co-op days. Now there are claims that when one third of the workforce was laid off recently, the company targeted those miners who had expressed concern about safety.
An editorial about the huge issue of unwarranted plea bargains and convictions of innocent people, written by somebody currently incarcerated somewhere in Atlantic Canada.
Anti-poverty activist Kendall Worth on the many hurdles faced by people on income assistance if they choose to live together, either to save money and have a bit of companionship, or for romantic reasons. When you’re poor you just can’t win.
Abdoul Abdi is a Somali refugee who fell through the cracks and faces immanent deportation to either Somalia or Saudi Arabia. He has ties with neither country. You can help.
Elizabeth Goodridge attended last night’s Not So Silent Vigil in the Halifax North End and wrote this heartfelt report