Two pedestrian fatalities and an additional two serious incidents involving cyclists inside a week is too much for any one of us to bear. A city which is a liability for its most vulnerable road users has lost its way, its soul and spirit. Yet some inexpensive but highly effective measures could begin to turn things around almost immediately, writes Martyn Williams.
In a decision issued a year ago a Nova Scotia Human Right Board of Inquiry ordered the Department of the Environment in no uncertain terms to enforce food safety regulations that make it mandatory for restaurants to provide wheelchair-accessible washrooms. Almost a year later plaintiffs are still waiting for actual changes.
An interview with Mary Campbell, who runs the Cape Breton Spectator, and is the kind of journalist many civil servants and politicians dread, the kind that keeps on digging and keeps on asking questions.
This interview is the first in a series. There will be more interviews on journalism in Nova Scotia all through the summer.
Media release: Staff of Avalon Sexual Assault Centre have recruited a replacement board of directors to be elected in September, citing board mismanagement as the driving factor that led to critical problems at the Centre this year, including the closure of the therapy waitlist.
PSA: This dynamic dramatic musical production written and directed by Anne Johnson-McDonald, is about both the historical and present power of the people of Preston, beginning with the wisdom of an African elder proclaiming and foretelling the power and faith of the people to overcome adversity to reach the greatness of their preordained destiny.
Raymond Sheppard: “As soon as a white individual says something right and thoughtful about African Nova Scotians then they often feel they must receive this proverbial pass which magically makes them non-racist. What’s more, this pass must come with a lifetime warranty.”
Raymond Sheppard explains why he is organizing a community meeting about the lack of mental health care in North End Halifax in August.
Your small neighborhood dental office may well become part of a large corporation with one goal only, to make as much profit as possible. As profit becomes increasingly the driving force, it will become more and more difficult to implement universal dental care, writes Brandon Doucet.
Some 60 protesters came out this afternoon to picket the two entrances to Halifax’s historic Citadel Hill were the provincial Liberal party was holding a fundraiser.
Scott Neigh, of the excellent Talking Radical podcast, interviews Marty Wexler and Claire McNeil about the fight against institutionalization in Nova Scotia and the appalling Human Rights tribunal decision (which is being appealed).