“Northern Pulp’s proposal “to dump 62 million litres per day of treated waste into the rich fishing grounds of the the Northumberland Strait … is not any kind of a solution; it would be an environmental calamity,” writes Guysborough resident Ray Bates..
Judy Haiven on living and working in Nova Scotia, one of the stingiest and most punitive provinces when it comes to labour standards. Exhibit # 1: Working on New Year’s day and other holidays.
Kendall Worth on poverty, social isolation and anxiety, and New Year’s resolutions. “It is a well known fact that people do not keep resolutions they make at New Year’s. However when you do keep your New Year’s Resolutions you have achieved something great in life.”
This weekend’s Weekend Video, Me too: From hashtags to healing, features some of the expert sexual assault trauma therapists who work for the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, talking about their backgrounds and the very important work they do.
The Feds are looking for people with lived experience of poverty to join an advisory council to help implement their national poverty reduction strategy. Also, they pay…
Last year’s tribute concert was award-nominated, so you definitely need to be there for the 2019 show! With Reeny Smith and Owen O’Sound Lee (directing and performing)
Here are a few of the stories the Nova Scotia Advocate covered in 2018 dealing with the many ways racism continues to manifest in Nova Scotia. There are other stories as well, some we missed, some of those were picked up by larger newsrooms, and others no doubt aren’t on anybody’s radar.
NS Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh reflects on gains made over the last year, and challenges ahead.
Scott Neigh, through his weekly Talking Radical podcast, provides a centre stage to activists, their causes, and the how and why of their strategic approaches. Scott always kindly allows me to repost a podcast if it is of particular relevance to Nova Scotia Advocate readers. Earlier we featured his eye opening interview with El Jones on organizing vulnerable prison populations and the responsibilities that brings, and an interview with water protectors Dorene Bernard and Rebecca Moore on the mess that is Alton Gas. This week we present Scott’s interview with Marilyn Keddy and Peter Puxley of the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia,, about the threat of offshore oil exploration to climate change and fisheries, and about the challenges of organizing in rural Nova Scotia.
Kendall Worth asks Santa to have a chat with Minister Kelly Regan about his wish list on behalf of all of Nova Scotia’s people on income assistance.