This week the Herald demoted Scott Taylor’s column about all things military from appearing in print in the newspaper, to being only online. It’s part of a trend, writes Judy Haiven.
A grim story with a happy ending. Gary Aitchison, the senior who lived for years in an apartment riddled with bedbugs and cockroaches, is thankful for the support of all those NS Advocate readers who wrote him letters of encouragement, and to those who donated to help him out.
Judy Haiven: Some retail workers are begging that large malls in Halifax be closed, but mall operators insist the malls must stay open.
Judy Haiven reflects on the dangers faced by healthcare workers in the days of the pandemic.”In these times of crisis and uncertainty and fear, do the wages of any of the heroes make up for the dangers they face?”
Some lucky people get to work from home while low paid workers are expected to risk their and everybody’s health, until they’re laid off and face hunger and homelessness. Judy Haiven has some suggestions on what to do about it.
The need for all to engage in social distancing reveals a conflict of interest between corporate profit and doing the right thing, writes Judy Haiven.
Judy Haiven surveys some of the latest developments around the Corona virus, and offers some observations on Covid-19 and poverty, the status of healthcare in the province, and the urgent need for communities to engage in mutual care.
The Halifax Police union isn’t happy with chief Dan Kinsella. Judy Haiven takes a closer look at police unions in Halifax and country-wide, who tend to unquestioningly defend police brutality.
Yesterday’s Taking Back the Streets with Joy was a celebration of African-Nova Scotian Youth and the Black Community. Judy Haiven reports.
Our roving reporter Judy Haiven witnessed an interaction between an older man and some cops and EHS personnel on a Halifax street. “Yes the man swore and demanded a ride to the hospital — he was not polite. But it dawned on me that he could have had mental health issues, or was very alone, or very scared. Maybe he was homeless; maybe he was drunk. The first responders’ reaction was to ridicule and threaten him with arrest,” writes Judy.