Savannah Thomas: I never thought I would be ashamed of having my name associated with my former high school; up until today. Considering the recent events of cultural appropriation, racism, and the blatant disregard of the issue by staff I feel it is my obligation to share my story as a Black woman about what really goes on behind the closed doors of Fredericton High.
In the morning,
the police came;
although we were outside
rent was due
A stunning poem about the violent evictions of unhoused people by Halifax police on August 18.
A new poem by Angela Bowden, one of our favourite poets,
Brenda Thompson on the city’s long history of pushing poor people out of sight on the very site of this week’s violent evictions. “The crappy treatment of poor people on this piece of land is historic.”
There’s lots wrong with Wednesday’s efforts by the city to push the unhoused out of sight, but there is hope in the way its citizens’ responded, writes Brooklyn Connolly.
As anxious parents wait and children question if schools are safe to return to, classes are set to begin just three weeks away. Stephen Wentzell reports.
Cartoonist Virve Whiteway offers her take on the Owls Head debacle.
New contributor Sydney Keyama on the election issues that matter to students and young people.
Brooklyn Connolly: “Now, with weeks to go before the 2021 school year begins, it seems that a safe return is the latest task to be ignored. Perhaps this is because making a plan means addressing its years of non-action, the ones that money could have solved: if only that new school was built, if ventilation was replaced, if teacher’s concerns hadn’t gotten lost.”
A landfill near Bridgetown in the Annapolis Valley has been the subject of complaints at the Municipal level for nearly five years. At the time the facility was managed by a Annapolis Progressive Conservative candidate Jennifer Ehrenfeld-Poole, who earlier became a subject of controversy after screenshots circulated on social media of the candidate expressing a desire to commit violence against cyclists.