This morning Bryony House workers, members of PSAC, and their supporters, some 70 people in all, attended a lively rally in front of the empty building where Bryony House used to be. They want to raise awareness about the loss of shelter for abused women and children.
Long time trade union and anti-racism activist Dr. Lynn Jones is upset about the way she was treated by several staff members during a recent visit to the QEII emergency department in Halifax.
In his quest to understand the Lionel Desmond case Raymond Sheppard finds out about the PTDS-like side effects of a malaria drug prescribed for Canadian soldiers who went to Afghanistan.
With Remembrance Day approaching, Raymond Sheppard wants us to reflect on the case of Lionel Desmond and all the soldiers who struggle with PTSD and racism without meaningful support from the Canadian Forces.
Brandon Doucet on why universal pharmacare is needed, how we can pay for it, the flaws in the Liberal plan, and how the election may finally get us there.
Press release: “If this government moves ahead with the P3 build for this development, we deserve to see accountability and answers on why the government of Nova Scotia is not following its own procurement law by posting the requests for proposals to the procurement website in accordance with legislation. This government is not above the laws it creates and needs to be held accountable,” says Danny Cavanagh, president of the NS Federation of Labour.
Media release: The ACE (Advocates for the Care of the Elderly) Team welcomes new short-term staffing changes in long-term care announced by the Minister of Health and Wellness on Wednesday, but also says they fall short of making a real dent in addressing chronic understaffing.
Period poverty is the struggle to afford menstrual supplies such as tampons and pads, affecting thousands of people with periods in Nova Scotia. A recent study by Plan International Canada found that one-third of Canadian women under 25 have struggled to afford menstrual products.
Kendall Worth on the bad experiences of some people on income assistance who received home care while recovering from surgery.
Many Nova Scotians pride themselves on the friendliness and welcoming attitude of our province. This pride is not always warranted, particularly as it affects low-income mothers and babies, and especially so in rural Nova Scotia, writes Laura Fisher.