Brooklyn Connolly on the UN’s IPCC report on the climate crisis and what it means for Nova Scotia. “While Nova Scotia has among the strongest climate targets in the country, it lacks a climate plan to ‘back it up’.”
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.
Stephen Wentzell reports that roughly three weeks out from election day in Nova Scotia, one organization is challenging parties to take meaningful action on child care in the province.
Savannah Thomas: “As I sat around the table listening to my Black friends talk about the importance of Emancipation Day, I couldn’t help but feel ignorant. Embarrassment flooded over me when I realized that as a Black woman I had no idea what this day meant and why it was so important to our community.”
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.
memory loss is a wonderful poem from The Blue dragonfly, healing through poetry, a recently published poetry collection by 71-year-old first-time author, Veronica Eley, of Dartmouth. Like all other poems in the book memory loss is inspired by experiences encountered when re-living and thinking through traumatic events that took place mostly in Nova Scotia.
Last week journalist Stephen Wentzell sat down with Gary Burrill, the leader of the provincial NDP, to have a wide-ranging conversation about issues dear to the Nova Scotia Advocate’s heart, things like the climate crisis and the threat to biodiversity, the sale of Owls Head Provincial Park, poverty and social assistance, housing and rent control, healthcare and many other issues
Journalist Brooklyn Connolly speaks with Chris Miller and others about the significance of the sighting of the rare leatherback sea turtle feeding in the waters off Owls Head Provincial Park. “When you’re working so hard to try and do something like protect Owls Head, just a moment for nature to look back at you and say ‘yeah’ – I think that’s really important,” says Katherine Martin of the Canadian Sea Turtle Network.
Reporter Brooklyn Connolly takes a closer look at the attorney general’s finding that after four years the province still has not acted on several recommendations to strengthen the protection of endangered species.
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.