Media release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says now is the time to see Nova Scotia implement paid sick days as our COVID cases continue to climb and a 4 week lockdown is in place. With 38 new cases today, new variants, and many schools closed, our government must ensure worker safety is front and center.
Media release: School safety protocols across the province need to be evaluated and enhanced immediately to ensure students, teachers, staff and their families are safe from highly infectious COVID-19 variants, says NSTU President Paul Wozney.
Zack Metcalfe looks at the feds’ plan to plant 2 billion trees between now and 2030. If you view these 2 billion trees purely from the perspective of carbon, you’ll be disappointed, he writes. But it’s still a sensible thing to do. If we do it right, that is. This is part 1 of a two-part series. Tomorrow, All hail the woods, more about forests, carbon, clearcuts and sustainable forestry. Nothing is ever simple.
Yesterday afternoon the Dalhousie Board of Governors voted in favour of a three percent tuition increase and an $1473 increase in international student differential fees. This comes an hour after students rallied to freeze fees. The tuition increase works out to an extra $243 for arts students and $276 for science students.
Long time anti-racism activist Raymond Sheppard offers up some ideas on meaningful long-term police reform.
Margie Ann Cook, speaking for many Mi’kmaq women, strongly opposes the construction of a man camp housing up to 5,000 construction workers hired to build the Goldboro LNG processing facility, storage tanks and marine works in Guysborough County. This despite Pieridae’s claim of Mi’kmaq support for the project.
Students are camping out on the Dalhousie quad in protest of a three-percent tuition hike, the maximum yearly increase the government permits.
Across Canada 70% of workers have no paid sick leave. Judy Haiven points to the terrible mess in Ontario to make the case that it’s time for doctors to be seen to support paid sick days.
Support for saving Owls Head Provincial Park is increasing across the province, as demonstrated by the continued growth of the grassroots Facebook group, “Save Little Harbour/Owls Head from Becoming Golf Courses.”
In his editorial cartoon Matt Dempsey comments on the province’s secret de-listing and potential sale of the ecologically important Owls Head Provincial Park, to turn it into a golf course and resort.