Letter: The state of emergency recently declared in Nova Scotia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic raises many concerns, in particular that Black, Indigenous, and other racialized peoples, people living in poverty, and homeless, the mentally ill, and other vulnerable groups will not be disproportionately targeted.. We must embrace this crisis as an opportunity to develop and implement practices that produce inclusive and equitable public health and safety practices,
Kendall Worth wrote an open letter to Premier Stephen McNeil and ministers Kelly Regan and Randy Delorey, about the many pressures people on income assistance face, and some great suggestions on what to do about it.
Day surgery and the mandatory ride home is a problem for poor people, as are mental health issues. In this letter anti-poverty advocate Kendall Worth offers excellent solutions to Health minister Randy Delorey.
Fairly often poor people in Halifax get stopped by police and private security guards for involuntary behaviour such as fidgeting and staring at people, behaving as if intoxicated, and talking to themselves in public. In a follow up on earlier stories Kendall Worth spoke with people who submitted formal complaints with police, mall management and even the Human Rights commission.
Kendall meets up with a sister of a person who is on social assistance and lives with mental health issues. She worries about her brother and wants to better understand the welfare system.
Life is never easy for poor people, and this is never more true than when a hurricane hits. Reporter Kendall Worth talked to several people about their worries and concerns right before Dorian arrived in Nova Scotia.
Kendall Worth with more on the ongoing harassment of poor people and people with disabilities by police ans security guards.
Kendall Worth, in his final story he wrote with Daryl and Darlene, talks about their dreams and the importance of having peer support with lived experience in the emergency room, to help people who come in with mental health issues.
Kendall Worth spends some more time with Daryl and Darlene, the two friends he featured in his Easter Miracle story. Part 3 to follow soon.
Kendall Worth has a nose for good stories, and this is one of them. On the Easter weekend of 2015 Daryl and Darlene met in the QEII emerge, both there for mental health issues aggravated by loneliness and isolation. Now they’re friends and support one another when things get tough. What happened?