Op-ed: Today’s budget announcement that social assistance will increase by $20 falls so far short of what is needed that it is laughable.
Some facts to ponder on Budget Day: Nova Scotians experience more food insecurity than any other province. Also, more people go hungry than in any other province. We also lead the way in terms of children facing food insecurity, a new report finds.
This excellent 2013 documentary by Kimberly Smith portrays 14 people in Kings County, in the Annappolis Valey, who struggle to make ends meet. Government as a support is mostly absent.
Haligonians faced rain and sleet to add their voice to the demand for a $15 an hour minimum wage, as heard across North America today.
“What you do is go hungry, eat less during the day.”
If only the NDP were in power, these would be the things it would do this Spring, said Gary Burrill at a press conference at Province House this morning.
The North End Community Health Centre does terrific work, as do all its sister clinics in rural and urban Nova Scotia. Their approach is truly unique, their struggle for provincial funding is an embarrassment.
You’re right, we’re doing a pretty lousy job taking care of public housing tenants, the general manager of the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority told a group of unhappy Spryfield residents. A follow-up on our last story.
A terrible mice infestation turned tenants’ lives into a nightmare. The landlord, the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority, isn’t really dealing with the problem.
Tim B. went to one of the Community Services First Voice consultations about welfare reform. This is his fascinating report: bad and overworked caseworkers, endless paperwork, and a heartless bureaucracy.
Public libraries in rural Nova Scotia know all about austerity, they have been living it for decades.