Fernwood, Nova Scotia’s progressive book publisher is struggling because of the pandemic. Rather than focus on competition they formed an alliance with like minded publishing houses everywhere. And readers get to benefit.
Proper housing is a human right, and everybody who is homeless deserves the relative safety and dignity provided by a hotel room, if not a home. This is always the case, not just during a pandemic, but now more than ever. It is time for the province to do its share.
“When this is over, we cannot listen to those right-wing voices rally against the heroes of today.,” writes Danny Cavanagh. “Our health care system needs national standards, and increased funding from the federal government. It’s time to eliminate profit from all of health care including long term care, home care, residential care and group homes. All those segments of the system must be brought under the Canada Health Act.”
City bureaucrats don’t want additional street space for pedestrians eager to follow social distancing rules.
Martyn Wiliams responds to every non-justification offered up by Halifax CAO Jacques Dubé and HRM Transportation director Brad Anguish.
Media release: Approximately forty Nova Scotians participated in a “virtual banner” calling for immediate healthcare for migrants without access. The solidarity action was coordinated by the migrant rights group No One is Illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk,
Tina Renier on what makes initiatives like The Black Lives Matter Community Solidarity Fund so powerful. “What has kept us together as African peoples, especially throughout centuries of trauma from slavery, colonialism and racial capitalism, was our spirit.”
Both Saltwire and Postmedia might not be in such dire straits if their management had not already made so many terrible strategic and financial decisions, including reducing the numbers of journalists they employ. But they receive generous federal funding, while small outfits like Briarpatch are not getting a penny, writes Dr. Fiona McQuarrie, author and Professor in the School of Business at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Kendall Worth turns to the federal government to argue that people on income assistance or CPP Disability need urgent help to deal with COVID-19.
Larry Haiven asks how prepared our health care system was for the demands of the current COVID-19 pandemic. If a system runs close to emergency at the best of times, how can it respond to a real emergency? An emergency like COVID-19?
In 2019, 22 workers died in Nova Scotia at or because of work. Twenty-two families suffered through the loss of a family member because of work – a devastating reminder about the importance of workplace safety.