Some excellent points were made at a well-attended press conference organized by low income people in the North End on the topic of poverty and the municipal election. It fell a bit on deaf ears, though, as just one reporter and one municipal candidate made an appearance.
Poverty activist Kendall Worth directs his attention at our educational system. Why we should teach about local poverty at all levels of education, and what that might look like. Kendall has a couple of great ideas!
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for increased classroom education on treaties, residential schools and past and present indigenous contributions. We take a look at the Nova Scotia response.
Judy Haiven writes about the many unreported sexual assaults at university campuses in Atlantic Canada. There is a culture of silence around these crimes, and cover-ups by most universities are routine.
Follow-up on our strange story about funding cuts of a program that helps youth with disabilities transition from high school into the community. The Halifax Regional School Board refuses to explain what exactly was wrong with the program, and students and parents are left out in the cold.
A program that helps young persons with disabilities transition into the workforce is being cut by the Halifax Regional School Board. At the root lies the School Board’s unwillingness to deal with bullying by one of its employees, charges the executive director of Independent Living Nova Scotia.
BP is paying the Discovery Centre for a program on offshore exploration for students in grades 6 and 7.
This weekend’s video is a flashback to the large 2015 anti-austerity protests in Nova Scotia. One thing about the McNeil government going after the film workers is that anti-austerity videos became really slick and professional.
This week’s weekend video: A trailer and a link to a full documentary by African Nova Scotian filmmaker and poet Sylvia Hamilton.
Cape Breton University is financially stable and talk of faculty layoffs is unwarranted, the president of the Faculty Association charges.