Pictou County RCMP arrest two impaired drivers
With Boat Harbour closure looming, union awaits notice on impact for ...
Dorian expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to Pictou County
HEADLINES & SIDELINES: September's here, and all is well
Sentence in assault on Yarmouth girl to be handed down Sept. 16
CINDY'S SNAPSHOT: Shore birds move through Nova Scotia
JIM VIBERT: Liberal secrets in Alton Gas briefs getting expensive
REFOCUS: Liberal Government rejects gay therapy conversion ban
MacRae's Musings: What price meaning…do ya love it?
REFOCUS: Dutch gay priests make case to Pope Francis
MACRAE'S MUSINGS: Blessed be the ... who?
VIBERT: The messy side of realpolitik
When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, the old song goes, something’s gotta give. The irresistible force in this analogy is the new Liberal brand Justin Trudeau successfully sold Canadians in 2015. It was irresistible to Jody ...
REFOCUS: LGBTQ+ refugee assistance in Sackville, New Brunswick
By Gerard Veldhoven The United Church in Sackville, N.B., a town close to the Nova Scotia border, has announced efforts in partnership with the Sackville Refugee Response Coalition to resettle those who are persecuted because of their sexual ...
VIBERT: Adapting to climate change on the coast
The provincial government’s coastal protection bill, introduced this week, is all about adapting to climate change. Most of the attention to date, here and elsewhere, has been on mitigating, or limiting, climate change, which for rational ...
VIBERT: Furey ‘undermined’ role of chief justice
When the top judge in the province accuses the attorney general of undermining the role of the chief justice of Nova Scotia, Houston is right – we have a problem. Conservative leader Tim Houston exposed that problem this week in the ...
VIBERT: McNeil's inaction setting stage for future nursing home crisis
The year Stephen McNeil’s Liberals defeated Darrell Dexter’s NDP government, 11 of Nova Scotia’s aging long-term care facilities — nine of them nursing homes — were slated for replacement. More than five years later, ...
VIBERT: OPOR deal creating plenty of smoke
The same government department that brought Nova Scotia its worst breach of private information to date, assures us all is well with the most important IT procurement in the province’s history. That procurement will pick the vendor to ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: We sure know how to pick ’em
“You know, I guess when you sign up to become a politician and you take on the responsibilities of government, at the time I felt I was proud to be a part of a government that was prepared to make tough decisions, to look at ways to advance the ...
VIBERT: FOI needs fixing as much as POP
The Nova Scotia government is working on a bill to modernize the province’s obsolete privacy law, but it seems content to leave access to public information in the dark ages. The premier confirmed this week that a new privacy bill is under ...
REFOCUS: Discrimination under the umbrella of the law
Much has been written and discussed, and battles have been fought in the courts regarding the discrimination that continues in this country. Ironically, Canada remains one of the most accepting countries in the world. To say that conservative ...
VIBERT: Outdated law won’t protect Nova Scotians
Nova Scotia’s 25-year-old privacy law is not up to the task of protecting personal information held by the provincial government. Catherine Tully, the province’s information and privacy commissioner, told the legislature’s public ...