Employee in Pictou robbed at knife point in parking lot
Premier McNeil responds to MLAs' letter about Northern Pulp controversy
Minor flooding in Blue Acres
Lack of public consultation ahead of Northern Pulp’s submission of ...
Northern Pulp, Part 1: Successive governments signed away Nova Scotia ...
New Glasgow man pulls fake gun during arrest on child porn charges
JILL ELLSWORTH: 25 things to do before you turn 25
VIBERT: Public perception of health care sags
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Businesses should share the pension pain
VIBERT: Breached site was ‘high risk’ for some
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Alcohol and altitude — a potentially dangerous cocktail on airplanes
VIBERT: ‘Best care’ impossible in stressed emergency
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Chicken soup as therapy
When things go wrong — really wrong — I recommend soup. Two-day soup. Chicken. Not the eating, necessarily — the making. Keep in mind this is not a recipe. This is a coping mechanism. My mother-in-law, a lovely ...
VIBERT: Forest sector will fight for Northern Pulp
The battle lines are drawn, but the battle is not yet joined. When Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil conceded in year-end interviews that the future of Northern Pulp’s Pictou County mill is very much in doubt, his words didn’t ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: On the road to pension poverty
So the New Year ticked in and, in the process, your paycheque changed. OK, it probably changed in a couple of ways, but I’m most interested in one change: a small increase in premiums for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). If no ...
VIBERT: Province doesn’t have Hantsport’s back
A natural disaster has beset Hantsport and environs and seems to serve as a cautionary tale for other Nova Scotia communities, particularly those at risk from rising sea levels. The provincial government does not have your back. It doesn’t ...
VIBERT: Liberals trying to avoid repeat of ’18
Liberals across the land rang out the old year with a hearty “good riddance” and rang in the new with hopes that 2019 will not resemble 2018 at all. This year, the federal government, along with Liberal governments in Newfoundland and ...
VIBERT: Statistics tell tale of two parts of one province
Nova Scotia’s growing population has become a point of pride for the provincial government, so it sneaks the line into statements and news releases with increasing regularity. “This past year was one of impressive records and firsts in ...
VIBERT: Nova Scotia government’s authoritarian tilt in 2018
Almost from the start, more than five years ago, Nova Scotia’s Liberal government has betrayed a bit of an authoritarian tilt. In the government’s first term, the tendency presented as an affinity for legislated, rather than ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Tip-toeing through the resolution minefield
Oh, it’s resolution time again — and I’m horrible at resolutions. I resist temptation fine in the morning when I’m shaving, because I’m only just awake, but it’s pretty much downhill every passing ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Self-service in the temples of travel
Beneath the great arches of Toronto’s Pearson airport, passengers scurry like tiny beetles, luggage piled high on carts while, high above them, instead of the ringing of cathedral bells, the public address system intones its sometimes-cryptic ...
REFOCUS: World’s minorities must speak with one voice to fight discrimination
By Gerard Veldhoven This world: this place where people exist, where people have families, where people work and speak countless languages, and a place where we have various colours of skin, citizenship that lives in poverty and squalor, where we ...