September 03, 2015 - 08:00
When I was a kid in Halifax and the wind was just right, some mornings, I’d get a tang of the Dartmouth oil refinery. Not all the time, just on warm, damp, grey days when the wind was backing away from its usual direction.
September 02, 2015 - 11:00
Our first-past-the-post voting system generates unfair results. Most candidates are elected with less than a majority of support in their ridings, and most majority governments do not have the support of a majority of voters.
September 01, 2015 - 10:01
For months, he called me Wendel because he couldn’t be bothered to remember my first name. He insisted that “Wendel Wangersky” sounded better anyway, and that my parents should have named me that. When I got my first boots and firefighting turnout gear, he made fun of me because I had the smallest feet in the Wolfville Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD).
August 29, 2015 - 07:28
“I’m learnin’ one thing good,” she said. “Learnin’ it all a time, ever day. If you’re in trouble or hurt or need, go to poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help, the only ones.” — Ma Joad, in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
August 28, 2015 - 06:55
TC MEDIA - As finance minister of Nova Scotia, Randy Delorey makes a point of watching what’s happening with the world economy. He knows that the drop in the Chinese stock market and the low value of the Canadian dollar are all factors that can contribute indirectly to Nova Scotia’s economy.
Samson homicide investigation: Hants County search and rescue volunteers part of Lower Truro property search
August 27, 2015 - 13:02
TC MEDIA - More eyes were on the ground Aug. 27 as a property search in Lower Truro continued.
August 27, 2015 - 12:00
A long time ago, I worked with a television weatherman who used to go out and do his weather reports from the field: sometimes from an old age home, other times, from public events.
August 27, 2015 - 09:38
BROOKLYN - Several fire departments were called out before 10 a.m. Thursday morning to a shed fire.