Larry Haiven: I have a modest proposal, which I think is almost directly analogous to the decision of Halifax Regional Libraries to deny a free venue to the Radical Imagination Project to show films critical of the police without ‘the other side.’
Budget pressures force public libraries in Cumberland County to reduce hours. Expect more announcements like this as the government is slowly squeezing public libraries in rural Nova Scotia, just to save a couple of pennies, really. To quote the Cumberland County deputy chief librarian Chantelle Taylor, ““We offer this precious little jewel of a service, it does pretty good with the little money it gets, and nobody seems to recognize this fantastic thing.”
More on the threat to rural Nova Scotia’s public libraries. They’re free. They’re for everybody. They’re the lifeblood of many communities. And they are slowly being squeezed by governments that don’t understand their value. But wait, it’s election time! Maybe it’s time for a good chat with your local candidates.
The government is slowly killing public libraries in rural Nova Scotia, just so it can save a tiny little bit of money. We talk with four chief librarians and the future looks awfully grim.
Judy Haiven pleads with the Halifax Public Libraries to do the right thing and cancel its Chronicle Herald subscriptions for the duration of the strike.
Public libraries in rural Nova Scotia know all about austerity, they have been living it for decades.
More cuts to the Halifax Library budget while visits and circulation are set to increase doesn’t make sense. It’s time for users and library workers to speak out.
What really happened at Northwood? A government that made many cuts to long-term care, and architects of nursing homes have a lot of explaining to do, writes Judy Haiven
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.
Kendall Worth on how income assistance recipients are coping with COVID-19.