Join these THREE events on July 1st
One day before the COVID-19 eviction moratorium is set to end some twenty to thirty protesters gathered at Province House in downtown Halifax to call for extended protections for vulnerable renters in Nova Scotia.
Wonderful news, we are so pleased that Nova Scotia Advocate journalist Kendall Worth won this year’s James McGregor Stewart Award, recognizing high achievement by a Nova Scotian with a disability!
PSA: Friends of NSCAD, a longstanding group of faculty, staff students, alumni and concerned citizens, have initiated a petition demanding the immediate reinstatement of abruptly fired NSCAD president Aoife Mac Namara.
PSA: We need to act now, join ACORN on Tuesday June 30 at 1PM outside the legislature to protest the lifting of the evictions ban!
Language barriers. Slow internet. Students sent home with no work. Stephen Wentzell writes on the Liberal government’s broken promise of ‘no child left behind’ after the schools closed because of the coronavirus.
Media release: Late last week, the Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) removed the President, Dr. Aoife Mac Namara. The President had been in her post for less than a year. There was no consultation with the University community. Members of the Faculty Union Executive are shocked and appalled at the actions of the Board who made this decision in the middle of a global pandemic.
The sale of the Bloomfield school site by the city more than anything means the loss of desperately needed affordable housing. A look at what could have been.
This poem by Nova Scotia poet and visual artist Grace Lane-Smith was among the submissions after we issued our call for poets. Enjoy.
Kendall Worth reflects on a summer without festivities, and reminds us of his excellent idea of a buddy system for people on social assistance and others.