The Books Beyond Bars collective has been supporting women in the Burnside Correctional Facility since 2005. They try hard to find any book that people express an interest in, and also offer a read-aloud program for moms and grandmothers. Now they need a little bit of help.
Today Amherst councillor George Baker received a 90-day suspension for uttering the infamous racist slur. Some people in the Black community had hoped for a lot more, and now they feel dejected and alone.
Mainline Needle Exchange, an organization that helps people who live with drug addictions in mainland Nova Scotia, can’t keep up with the demand, something the provincial government is trying hard to ignore. Lives are at stake. The Nova Scotia Advocate went to Mainline’s open house to find out more.
A 65-year old New Glasgow woman who suffers from severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivities has been ordered to vacate the only house where she can live in relative safety. She has been unable to find an alternative that doesn’t put her health at risk, and desperately wants the Housing Authority to abandon its eviction notice.
The wonderful activists of People First Nova Scotia are fundraising to attend an important self-advocacy conference in Florida. The Nova Scotia Advocate believes these excellent folks deserve our support, and here is why.
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.
Gerianne Hull, who has cerebral palsy, is fighting to get additional home care supports so that she can continue to live an independent life in the community. Leo Glavine, the minister of Health and Wellness, says no, rules are rules. It appears that one of those rules is that you can’t appeal those rules with an independent arbitrator.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – As we reported in late July, a third party review found widespread anti-black racism at Halifax’ Parks…
Poverty activist Kendall Worth suggests people need to become more vocal if they want to see changes to Nova Scotia’s mental health system.
Video of the 1989 Halifax Pride march. A march, not a parade.