Press release: Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Friday, August 6, in Halifax/Kjipuktuk, Nova Scotia, from 11:00 to 12:00 in Grand Parade Square.
Stephen Wentzell profiles NDP candidate Julie Melanson, who knows a thing or two about rebuilding from the ground up. She’s done just that through her recovery, and now she’s eager to do the heavy lifting for her constituency.
Ray Bates: “When something as important to Nova Scotians as electing its government is announced on a slow-news-coverage day such as a summertime Saturday, my suspicion antenna goes to an alert stage. Could the timing have been to dampen voter interest via a peekaboo election?”
Media release: Wellness Within is profoundly disappointed by the news that Harsha Walia has been forced to resign from her position as executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.
After a judge struck down a challenge of the injunction on public gatherings last month, calling the matter “moot,” a non-profit organization is determined to have their day in court. The injunction was used as justification to ticket and arrest demonstrators at a Free Palestine caravan rally in Halifax’s south end.
With the election season in full swing, it is time for another round of the Wellness Within Election Toolkit. Here are some questions for provincial MLA candidates when they arrive at your doorstep, or call. You can also email/facebook/tweet these questions to them!
The P.C. candidate vying for former Premier Stephen McNeil’s seat is facing scrutiny following comments made that sought to threaten and intimidate cyclists.
Michael William McDonald: Despite what we were told, Mi’kmaw people lived in permanent village settlements.
Child Care Now Nova Scotia recognizes that the funding agreement between the federal government and Nova Scotia government is monumentally significant. Child Care Now Nova Scotia’s thoughts can be summed up as: “They heard us! Now let’s build that universal child care system together.”
As journalists navigate a scandalous story affecting the highest office in our province, remember that most everyone reading or listening to your coverage has been affected by alcoholism. Maybe some are battling alcoholism themselves. Reporters should keep this in mind as we seek accountability. Nova Scotians grappling with substance abuse are watching how we talk about this, and may make the difference between speaking up and seeking help, or suffering in silence.