Russell Wangersky: When is another party one too many?
VIBERT: The relentless drumbeat of Fear
The case against fracking: Process more of a bust than a boom for Nova Scotia
The case for fracking: Delays in decision costing Nova Scotians millions
VIBERT: To frack or not to frack?
EDITORIAL: A friend in need
EDITORIAL Remembering Amherst Mountie Frank Deschenes: If you see flashing lights, slow down
A year ago today, an RCMP constable from Amherst was killed on a New Brunswick highway while changing a flat tire for a motorist. ...
Editorial: Suicide prevention doesn’t just take a day
Today is not World Suicide Prevention Day. That was Monday, Sept. 10. There was plenty about it on both social media and in the traditional news media. Much of it quieted down, though, as the day came to a close. But that doesn’t ...
Russell Wangersky: Governments should put the money where our mouths are
Sorry, dentists — I never welcome a visit to you. I’m prickly about sitting in the dentist’s chair — in fact, I hate it — but I go, half out of a sense of responsibility for dental appointments already ...
Deeds don’t match Liberals’ words
Reconciling the words and deeds of politicians is a fairly reliable source of disappointment. In Nova Scotia, the provincial Liberal government soars rhetorically in the cause of social justice, dignity for all citizens, and support for those most ...
VIBERT: Tory hopefuls shackled in House
Why the fall session of the Nova Scotia legislature begins today, with two full weeks left in summer, is open to conjecture. The fall session generally begins nearer Thanksgiving than Labour Day. It’s been suggested the Liberal government ...
Russell Wangersky: Gig economy puts workers on shaky ground
It sounds like so much fun: make your own hours, be in control of your life, work when you want to work. Except the “gig economy” isn’t really as advertised. The concept is a simple one, and is gaining ...
Editorial: The battle for equality
The odds of a male candidate for elected office being asked about his hairstyle, age, weight or marital status are remote. Not so for women. Such personal and blatantly sexist questions are far too common; and it’s one of the reasons why ...
MACRAE'S MUSINGS: How now, the best-laid plans…?
“Think poor!” In New Brunswick’s 1960s, that plea might possibly have lacked the savvy and charisma needed to set its author up for three terms as premier. Imagine, if you will, a vote-dependent legislator telling his ...
REFOCUS: Challenge to churches to embrace LGBTQ+ community
Rev. John Boyd of First Baptist Church in Halifax suggested his congregation hold a vote to be gay friendly. The result of that vote, in 2006, showed a 93 per cent approval for that particular church to have a gay friendly policy, including ...
A limp and disappointing response
Nothing to see here folks, move along, we have this under control. That pretty much sums up Nova Scotia Health Minister Randy Delorey’s response to provincial Privacy Commissioner Catherine Tully, who reported in August the Health Department ...