2018 March Break activities for Pictou County
Many seniors die waiting for long-term care placement stats show
UPDATED: Trenton residents express their concern over proposed levies at information session
Meet Hockey Canada’s newest ambassador
Missing man located in Salt Springs, brought to hospital
Echoes of Armenia at skating festival
Where do Canada’s leaders stand on LGBTQ equality?
VIBERT: Democratic deficit in a brave new world
Former Irish PM and Ugandan LGBTQ advocate barred by the Vatican
OP-ED: Loan forgiveness leaves out NSCC
Russell Wangersky: Legal interests rising in bread suit
VIBERT: Will talented newcomers challenge the old order?
Religious right challenges LGBTQ rights and freedom of abortion choice
The religious right is once again challenging the federal government to fund their programs believing they have their biblical beliefs to counteract any government ruling. The human right to practise one’s religious beliefs is not in ...
Russell Wangersky: A house fortified with words
Russell Wangersky There are notes everywhere. Take off some of the old eight-inch vinyl siding, its surface pitted to buff beige by the elements, remove the long sheet of quarter-inch of sodden and mossy polystyrene beneath it, and ...
STEVE BARTLETT: The kid is pushing buttons, boundaries and lyrics
We blast The Tragically Hip’s “50 Mission Cap” on the way to hockey. My son loves the song because it involves two of his favourite things — hockey and fishing. I love it because it’s about hockey hero Bill ...
Russell Wangersky: Gambling on the lure of free money
Who wouldn’t like free money in the mail? I got exactly that, only with a few strings attached. First, the back story: in late 2014, in order to write a column on the Atlantic Lottery Corp.’s foray into online gambling, ...
VIBERT: Basic rights for intellectually-challenged seems a no-brainer
Asked what he thought of western civilization, Mohandas Gandhi is purported to have replied, “I think it would be a good idea.” The mahatma made enough profound pronouncements that it’s unnecessary to invent more, but the ...
Bermuda steps back from same-sex marriage, a disturbing decision
Bermuda’s government has backtracked and reversed the same-sex marriage law that was in place as of May, 2017. This British deeply conservative territory decided to strip away marriage from committed same-sex couples. Only a handful of ...
Editorial: Plastic plague
As wakeup calls go, this one might be a little late in coming — because the damage is already done, and we’re not seeing the effects. Perhaps the best we can do is not make it any worse. “We recorded one of the highest ...
Russell Wangersky: The 2026 Olympics? No thanks!
Russell Wangersky As the medals pile up, you know the call is going to come. Canada is doing well in this Winter Olympics, and you know, sooner or later, the breathless musings of “Wouldn’t be amazing if we could repeat it ...
STEVE BARTLETT: Sharing some oddities
Steve Bartlett I love news. Good or bad, positive or negative, I can’t get enough politics, sports, feature, crime, lifestyle … any type of news. It’s a good addiction for this line of work. The days would be ...
Russell Wangersky: A landscape strewn with bullets
Russell Wangersky There aren’t people — but there are other things. Snakes. Hawks. Jackrabbits. The dangerous-looking – but relatively harmless – Jerusalem cricket. Acres and acres of endless sagebrush and ...