“Exclusive lifestyles are profoundly antisocial. They lead to the creation residential and commercial ghettos. Inclusive culture makes space for and welcomes people of all cultures, abilities and income levels,” writes Kimberly Smith. We need more of the latter, and thinking about cohousing may get us there.
An HRM lawyer argued that racist comments made by employees at Halifax Transit are protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Very smooth.
Equity Watch, a group opposed to workplace bullying and discrimination, calls for an independent inquiry into workplace conditions at the Halifax Regional Municipality after the latest revelations about racism at Halifax Transit.
A Nova Scotia Human Rights tribunal has found that HRM allowed racism to fester unchallenged at Halifax Transit.To what extent such horrific racism still occurs at Halifax transit today, and what the City will do beyond the NSHRC-mandated measures we may never know.
he provincial Auditor General has taken a closer look at the management practices in Nova Scotia prisons, and a new report suggests all is not well.
Meet Melissa King, who with her husband bought a modest house in Harrietsfield to raise her family. The previous owner claimed the water was fine, and promptly left the country. Now King tells us how contaminated water forced the family to abandon their hopes and dreams and declare bankruptcy just so her family could start all over somewhere else. The video is part of the CBC documentary Defenders of the Dawn: Green Rights in the Maritimes, by Silver Donald Cameron.
Tony Seed on the significance of African Liberation Day, and some personal memories and observations on previous celebrations in Halifax.
Roxanne Walsh helps people plan funerals and supports survivors through the grieving process. We talked with Walsh about green funerals and why bypassing a funeral home is both healthier and less expensive. “It makes for a healthier relationship with death.”
Kendall Worth reports on yet another case where a Community Services case worker questions the opinions of a doctor about special diet requirements. We hear quite a bit about this happening.
Activist, guy with heart of gold, and NS Advocate writer Paul Vienneau won the 2018 James McGregor Stewart Award. Congratulations, Paul!