It wasn’t widely reported in Nova Scotia, but for once the Gulf of St. Lawrence is entirely free of oil and gas exploration projects. That’s a good thing. We spoke with environmentalists Sylvain Archambault and Gretchen Fitzgerald to find out more.
Taylor Linloff writes about their experiences growing up in Cape Breton as a rural nonbinary femme on the autism spectrum.
Reporter Kendall Worth offers a reminder that high rents and rent increases are forcing poor people to make risky choices that they aren’t really comfortable with. In this case things seem to work out, but that isn’t always the case.
This weekend’s video is Black Mother, Black Daughter, by the amazing poet, artist, historian and filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton.
PSA: Council is about to vote on a funding request in support of a secure future for the Bus Stop Theatre, and they are looking for your help.
It took more than a day after the attack on Santina Rao for Halifax Regional Police to report the incident to SIRT, the organization that is tasked with investigating all such violent incidents. Toronto author and journalist Desmond Cole looked into the delay.
Raymond Sheppard looks into the training police officers receive, and has some ideas how to make it better. “If police officers across Canada had the above-mentioned training they might not feel the need to bully and use excessive force against African People and other Persons of Colour.”
Join us on Saturday, January 25th at 2pm at Victoria Park to condemn the U.S. terrorist attacks against Iran & Iraq. Let the Trump Administration know that we do not support another war. Let our Canadian elected officials know that Canada needs to stand up against any acts of war and be a voice of peace.
Why is it taking so very, very long for city staff to write a report on how to make sure that city contractors pay their workers a half decent wage? Good question.
Judy Haiven: “I know it was the coldest day of the winter. Maybe some of them couldn’t attend. But today, more than a week after Rao being attacked and arrested, one of the easiest things to do to support her and anti-racism is to speak up, to write an article, an op-ed, a letter. But caring leaders in the broader community remain silent.”