Kendall Worth on the need for a 24/7 centre where people can go when social isolation is getting them down.
Ken Summers reports on the abandoned oil well in Cogmagun, Hants County. It is still not cleaned up 14 years later. Triangle Petroleum is on the hook for cleanup costs, but it’s facing bankruptcy in the US and it got a pretty sweet deal from the province. It will pay nothing.
Residents of the South End, a black community within the Town of Shelburne, fear for their health because a nearby landfill has been allowed to operate without many constraints for most of its 75-year existence. The Town isn’t really listening to their concerns, they say.
Our 15 most-read stories in 2016.
Danny Cavanagh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, reflects on 2016, and doesn’t like what he sees. Now is the time to join a union and fight back. Whose province is this anyway?
The living wage in Halifax went down in 2016, a new CCPA report suggests. But there is a good and instructive reason for that. Also in the report, a living wage for Antigonish town and municipality.
Another inventive suggestion by our regular contributor Kendall Worth. Why not give that $2 million Community Services spends on consultants to the group he chairs? They are better qualified to make recommendations on how to fix social assistance than anybody. After all, it’s the life they live. And they could use the money.
From the very popular Nova Scotia Parents for Teachers Facebook page comes this FAQ about the what and why of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union work to rule action. From “Isn’t the government broke?” to “What about our Christmas Concert?”, it’s all here. We added a table of content for easy navigation.
Volunteers associated with the Ecology Action Centre and various naturalist groups conducted a “Bio Blitz” on the proposed route for the gas pipeline slated to supply the Alton Gas Storage project in Brentwood and crossing a wilderness area. It appears Alton Gas missed at least one wetland area.
After learning more about Community Services planned changes to the way it delivers welfare the Benefits Reform Action Group sent a letter to all MLAs. They’re very worried about the direction the ESIA transformation project is taking.