In March of last year, when the virus first arrived here, Halifax Transit waived fees, allowing passengers to use the rear doors to board and exit and thus limiting bus drivers’ exposures. Bus occupancy was limited. Fares were waived. Now, with infection rates much higher, and while facing new more virulent and deadly Covid-19 strains, Halifax Transit has refused to make a similar adjustment.
While it is important to spread the message of acceptance in terms of autism, it shouldn’t be reserved for only one month of the year, and there are right ways and wrong ways of doing so. An editorial by our intern James Piercey, a NSCC journalism student who is autistic and knows of what he speaks.
Press release: “Covid 19 is running rampant on Halifax Buses, and Halifax Transit isn’t doing near enough to protect the public,” says Ken Wilson, President and Business Agent of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 508.
Raymond Sheppard: “Many African Canadians are seriously struggling To see their efforts to pay for the bare necessities and try to keep up with utility bills and such is heartbreaking. Many have been forced to take out payday loans at unreasonable interest rates just to survive.”
Rather than scolding , the premier should take a hard look at the state of the province, and consider the damage done by decades of deadly penny pinching austerity and a paralyzing fear of offending employers.
Early childhood educators represented by CUPE are asking the minister for a smaller staff-to-children ratio, lower classroom capacity limits, defined cohorts and larger spaces, to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 within child care centres.
At noon on May 5th, the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association is launching #ReadAtlantic Indigenous VOICES, with an Author to Author interview between Newfoundland Mi’kmaq poets Shannon Webb-Campbell and Douglas Walbourne-Gough.
On Tuesday, May 4th Nova Scotia ACORN will be picketing at MP Andy Fillmore’s office calling on them to support ACORN Canada’s Rein in the REITs campaign. Socially distanced, less than 5 people
“I am asking you based on Federal and Provincial law to not allow Owls Head Provincial Park habitat for the endangered Barn Swallow and Piping Plover to be destroyed,” writes Sydnee McKay in a letter to the Registrar of the federal Species at Risk Public Registry
Martha Mutale: “I learned from my ancestors to always speak the truth. I go to bed every night anxious about how to house my caseload of people, how to combat microaggressions, how to enjoy my life with my partner, how to stay present even though I want to imagine a world without this much chaos, violence, and neglect.”