Judy Haiven looks at three Halifax developments in different stages of completion, and three developers who’ve managed to get what they want from the city – and give almost nothing back. How do they pull it off?
Faith Cronin calls on Stephen McNeil to finally address the lack of community living opportunities for people with disabilities. “To our great shame, Nova Scotia has continued to profoundly exclude and discriminate against persons with disabilities. I call on you to immediately take the bold and ethical actions necessary to end this shameful Nova Scotian legacy.”
Congrats to Louise Delisle and the South End Environmental Injustice Society (SEED)! I learned a lot about activism and rural Nova Scotia from listening to them.
News release: activists and speakers will be holding a media conference on the progress made since the initial wave of action in response to the Rohingya Genocide Crisis, as well as examining similar worldwide events.
In 1965, prior to the construction of the Boat Harbour treatment facility, the Nova Scotia Water Authority, representing the provincial government, assured upset members of the Pictou Landing First Nation that the lagoon would remain suitable for boating, and even that fresh-water fish could be introduced. The only time there would be a bit of a smell would be in spring as the ice in the lagoon was breaking up, community members were told.
A poem by Phillip Crymble, about the Thing. This is the last of nine poems we published during latter part of 2018, after issuing a formal call for poems in May. We’ll do it again in 2019.
News release: This province to do more to protect workers from wage theft, and more to protect workers when companies declare bankruptcy, says NS Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh The Federation of Labour is planning to collect donations for the 600 workers who were not only laid off, they are owed 3 weeks pay with three weeks to go before Christmas. The concern is these workers will have no pay or ability to access EI benefits before Christmas.
A recently published report shows that incomes for people on welfare in Nova Scotia are terribly insufficient, and on a downward trajectory. They are also by and large the lowest in Canada.
Martyn Williams writes, “Our lack of consideration for the needs of people travelling on foot has come into sharp focus yet again with the tragic loss of a local resident who was walking across the Beaverbank Connector from local services to his home.”
News release: “The change announced today is an important start in addressing domestic violence in Nova Scotia, but it is not far enough and we would like to see ten days of paid domestic violence leave as the best way to give victims true economic stability”, says Nova Scotia Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh.