March 15 at the Halifax North Memorial Library: talk by Arnold August, author of Cuba – U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond, followed by a panel discussion. The panel members include Don Foreman, Executive Member of Canadian Network on Cuba and 35-year activist with CUPW (Canadian Union of Postal Workers), and Errol Sharpe, Publisher, Fernwood Publishing (Halifax).
As of today the Nova Scotia Advocate is pulling the plug on the email updates subscribers receive each time we post a new story. Instead, we will now send out a weekly digest, showing all the articles you might have missed that were published over the last week.
Frequent contributor Tim Blades on living in poverty, his struggle with illness and mental health issues, and the urgent need to be compassionate and open with one another. “Now I want to delete that last paragraph. My heart is racing just from typing that last paragraph. While I want to be safe and delete that last paragraph, If I let go of that secret, it’s just one less thing for me to hold onto.”
Yesterday we published Judy Haiven’s take on the Halifax Explosion, arguing that in essence a war crime occurred, today Tony Seed makes a similar case in this well-researched article. “The tragedy of the Halifax Explosion, the subsequent Naval Magazine explosion of July 1945 and other preventable incidents since then shows that the granting of military-naval concessions and other privileges to the superpowers and their naval fleets represent nothing but great danger to the democratic right of the people to live in peace and to their freedom.”
Judy Haiven on why the many context-free commemorative events of the Halifax Explosion centenary are missing an important point: There was no military justification for the presence of a ship loaded with 5.8 million pounds of TNT in our harbour. The Halifax Explosion was a war crime, and innocent women, men and children paid an awful price.
Amy Graves of the Get Prescription Drugs off the Street Society takes issue with the Province’s announcement that naloxone will not be available at no cost from pharmacies September 1st after all. “After almost 7 years of advocating for action on the opioid crisis positive changes have occurred, but far too slow and far too few. The clock keeps ticking and we need more action not more planning.
As policymakers talk Nova Scotians continue to die.”
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KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Placing the new QEII Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake Industrial Park will create hurdles for many people…
One year ago today we posted our first story on the Nova Scotia Advocate. A look back, and some exciting (we think) announcements to kick off year number two.
Meet Mabel Robinson, a 90-year-old hairdressing pioneer, the first woman in Hubbards to run a business, and still styling up a storm.