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.
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.
A great little mini-doc about Jay Aaron Roy, the driving force behind the Cape and Cowl Comics store in Lower Sackville. And a great story behind the making of the short as well.