News release: The excellent Women’s Wellness Within celebrates its 2nd anniversary as a registered non-profit organization with Top Ten Lists and Immediate Actions.
News release: Today students join members of FUNSCAD, the faculty union at NSCAD University, rallying to demand a fair deal for faculty along with an investment in public post-secondary education.
Local fisherman John Collins explains why a federal assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed pipe into the Strait is both mandated in law and the right thing to do.
News release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh feels positive about today’s announcement on pharmacare from the interim report released today by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.
PSA by the Healthy Forest Coalition: Only two days remain to submit your comments to Nova Scotia Environment in regard to the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent pipe.
NS Human Rights Board chair Walter Thompson ruled that the Nova Scotia government has indeed discriminated against Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joey Delaney, three people who were institutionalized against their will. When I first heard the news I thought it was a wonderful victory. Now that I have read the decision I think it mostly sucks, but it isn’t all bad.
Here is why.
Pictou MD John Krawczyk on the presence of methyl mercury near Pictou Landing First Nation and what that means for the Northern Pulp plans to dump treated effluent in the Strait. “The effluent will not be toxin free no matter how it is treated and will bio-accumulate in bi-valves (mussels, scallops, oysters) and lobsters. Seafood will be contaminated. The archaic expression dilution is the solution to pollution is no longer acceptable. Humans are at risk!”
Kendall Worth on annual reviews, the stress, the humiliation, and the importance of staying calm, cool and collected. Bring a friend or an advocate, he says.
“If we care for our children and friends who live with disabilities, we need to broaden our horizons beyond the school. We need to come to terms with the fact that families with members with disabilities are trapped in an ableist society, one which is also deeply heterosexist, racist and classed,” writes Nancy Spina..
Raymond Sheppard on the urgent need to fix systemic anti-Black racist bias in the courts and in policing.