Ad Astra Comix, the Canadian publisher of comics with social justice themes, is traveling across North America to foster a community of political comics artists, writers and readers. On Thursday they visit Halifax.
Poverty activist Kendall Worth suggests people need to become more vocal if they want to see changes to Nova Scotia’s mental health system.
The CBC wrote a story about North Preston that suggests the community is crime-infested. The residents deserve so much better.
HRM’s Municipal Operations unit is a bad place to work, especially if you’re Black, queer or a woman, says an independent consultant who reviewed the workplace for diversity and inclusion. African Nova Scotians experience harassment and racism, homophobia is a problem, and only 4 percent of the full time workforce are women. Ongoing cutbacks are part of the problem.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, probably more than any other Canadian union, has asked how its workers can become more socially responsible, greener and more accountable to the citizens who ultimately own Canada Post. I went to an event that the Friends of Public Services and CUPW organized to talk about some of the options.
The group Queer Arabs of Halifax and its allies want an immediate ban of the Tel Aviv Tourism booth from the Halifax Pride community fair because its presence alienates Arabs and people of colour. Halifax Pride wants to wait until after this year’s Pride events to make any decisions.
Shell Canada and other large energy corporations basically get their way with our oceans, regulation is a farce and risks are ignored. That’s the opinion of a new South Shore organization, the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia. It has some suggestions on how to fix the problem.
Poverty activist Kendall Worth on the urgent need to talk about the link between mental health and poverty.
The recent government’s redesign of employment services was bad for African Nova Scotian communities, says Charla Williams, who has worked in the field for a lifetime. Some organizations are now no longer active, others lost their independence, all to the detriment of a community that desperately needs these supports.
North End condos are standing empty. These same condos are pushing long time residents out of their neighborhood. Acorn Nova Scotia says, why not rent them out for a rent people can afford?