What if we recognized the rights of nature which are also our rights, as humans, to a liveable planet, asks forest protector Nina Newington, as she continues her observations on WestFor’s legal efforts to turn the interim injunction into something more permanent.
Kendall Worth: “There need to be further increases in the income assistance allowances. Everyone, including income assistance recipients, should be able to shop in grocery stores rather than rely on the food banks.”
PSA: The Tetra Society of North America and Venus Envy Halifax are seeking volunteers for an exciting new project focusing on adaptations and innovations to create more accessible sex practices for the disability community.
“Here are two sobering and real stories about young women in Halifax, Nova Scotia.” Judy Haiven on date-rape drugs, bullying and other types of abuse, what it does to your mindset, how it ruins lives, and how governments and companies allow it to continue.
Local organizations that advocate for migrants are worried that undocumented residents will miss out on vaccination in Nova Scotia. “We have heard that the vaccine roll out is going to be done through MSI. And this would exclude undocumented people, and others who don’t have access to MSI, people who might fall through the cracks as a result of this,” says Stacey Gomez, a spokesperson for No One Is Illegal Halifax / Kjipuktuk.
In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding that provincial and territorial governments guarantee seamless access to universal, permanent and adequate employer-paid sick days for all workers.
Abbie Lepage: “I was recently told by an online troll that “breastfeeding past two years has no nutritional value” and that it was for “sexual reasons”. The fact is, there is no age when breast milk suddenly loses nutritional values, or becomes not beneficial.
Letter: “One would think that after 31 years of service working for the same employer, I would be retired or planning my retirement. Unfortunately this is not the case, as my employer cannot afford a pension plan for it’s staff. Who by the way deserve a great pension plan!!!! So I will have to keep working until I am 65 years old and maybe older in a job that is physically and mentally demanding.”
A new media outlet in Halifax has made it its mission to report on everything you ever wanted to know about Halifax council and its many committees and commissions.
Migrant workers in Canada have suffered tremendously during COVID-19. Throughout the past year, migrant workers across the country rallied and demanded permanent status for all as the solution to their exploitation.