Kate MacDonald writes about step parenting: In the beginning I did truly only sign up for one relationship. But I have operated through the lens of the next generation, truly here to kick ass. I love kids. I think they are the vibrancy and curiosity of community. I wasn’t fazed at the task. Little did I know what weight this would carry.
Five unions representing health care workers providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic are calling on government and employers to sign onto a safety protocol that would ensure these frontline workers feel protected and supported during this unprecedented time.
Warren (Gus) Reed; “I wonder when Strang got hand washing religion. Four years ago, wheelchair users asked Strang to weigh in on enforcement of the province’s food safety regulation requiring “washroom facilities for staff and washroom facilities for the public available in a convenient location” in restaurants. He was indifferent:”
A grim story with a happy ending. Gary Aitchison, the senior who lived for years in an apartment riddled with bedbugs and cockroaches, is thankful for the support of all those NS Advocate readers who wrote him letters of encouragement, and to those who donated to help him out.
It appears that Halifax Regional Police are asking people walking on trails for ID to prove that they live in the neighborhood. They have no right to do that.
Kendall Worth reports on the pressure to return to rural Nova Scotia experienced by many income assistance recipients who call Halifax home. That’s not always a good idea, says Kendall, and the stigma of poverty is often behind those pressures.
Letter: “We therefore urge you to mount a special initiative to increase the levels of qualified staff in all nursing homes and residential care facilities. Chronic underfunding and understaffing have been persistent problems for the long-term care sector. More than ever before, this is a time when all the necessary funding and levels of qualified staff should be in place for our long-term care facilities.”
In light of COVID-19, the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre (Halifax-WAC) is calling on the Provincial Government to take urgent and comprehensive action to protect vulnerable workers.
Judy Haiven: Some retail workers are begging that large malls in Halifax be closed, but mall operators insist the malls must stay open.