Matt Whitman should resign. Also, it’s not for white people to forgive him.
Any time police conduct a street check that information ends up in a database. We wondered how secure that data is, and discovered that Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is not very helpful.
If high speed internet access in rural Nova Scotia is a “basic right,” what about access to a phone? Oh wait, no votes there…
A popular elementary school teacher in North Preston was recently fired for unknown reasons, and last week a group of parents rallied at the school board offices in Burnside to express their displeasure. Now an impressive video by former student Kardeisha Provo adds the voices of several former students to those of the parents. The students have nothing but praise for her.
We are delighted to present South Shore poet Alice Burdick’s Distraction poem, about Facebook, cats, crow videos and more.
This weekend we present Women of Substance, a documentary about women and addiction shot by director Nance Ackerman. As everything by Ackerman this short film is full of warmth and telling little details. “Everybody has the ability to stand up and say I am a person, I am not that addiction.”
Workers at the provincial Maintenance Enforcement Program, the people who make sure court-ordered child support payments are not being dodged, are too busy to do a good job, a former employee charges.
Calvin Lawrence, a former Black police officer who served with Halifax City Police in the sixties and seventies, has been following the discussion about carding from his current residence in Ottawa. He’s not happy with the Chief’s stance, and draws on his own experiences as a cop on the Gottingen and Gerrish beat to explain why.
We talk with Justin Brake about the serious criminal charges he faces. Brake was the only journalist to report from the indigenous-led occupation of Nalcor property in protest of the Muskrat Falls development. “This is is more than an attack on my right to be a journalist, this is an attack on all journalists everywhere.”
When the head of a family is cut off from social assistance for punitive reasons the entire family suffers. LEAF, a national organization that promotes equality rights for women and girls hopes to change that through the Nova Scotia judicial system.