Back home the American owner of the Donkin mine is facing a mine closure, a potentially very costly dispute with shareholders, lawsuits, and a general move away from coal. No wonder its shares tumbled by 80 percent in 2015.
A new ferry named after Viola Desmond would be a wonderful thing.
People, kids, on welfare go hungry in Nova Scotia. Yet the provincial government refuses even to consider a tiny cost of living increase.
The community of Lucasville, founded by Black Refugees, is slowly being erased. A large and smelly equestrian farm is the latest nail in its coffin.
Mark Lever has written too many Ivany endorsements, and it shows.
The safety record of US coal mines operated by the new owner of the Donkin mine is worrisome. That’s why unionization is crucial. “When there is no union there and a worker speaks up, I would hope that the company would listen, but they answer to their shareholders. They have to make money, and sometimes they sidestep these issues.”
Gentrification in Halifax is pushing original residents out and changing the neighborhood, and not for the better. That’s why residents attended a community meeting last week that was all about pushing back.
Sydney has always been a union town, says Chronicle Herald reporter Tom Ayers, who together with his colleagues receives huge amounts of support from local residents while on the picket line.
Still, never mind the love, the coffees and the cookies, Ayers and his colleagues would much rather be doing their job, writing stories, taking pictures, and talking to people in the community about things that matter.
Lately we hear a lot about the godawful misogyny at the fire department in Spaniard’s Bay, N.L. In essence what happened to her wasn’t that different, says former Halifax firefighter Liane Tessier. More than 10 years later she is still fighting for justice.
Readers, newsroom workers, politicians and union activists rallied at the Chronicle Herald HQ. They want Herald management to stop its union busting ways.