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VIBERT: The health plan, as a balloon
Russell Wangersky: Time out
I’ve been hunting for four solid-wood doors for a while now. Not new doors — old ones, suitable for cleaning up and putting into doorframes in an old house. The house has four hollow-core wood doors upstairs now, ...
Russell Wangersky: Learning lessons from south of the border
What happens in the U.S. is their business, and we shouldn’t spend time writing or thinking about it. That’s message I get every single time I write about the country to the south of us. “If Trump is hurtling that ...
Russell Wangersky: You never know who’s in the audience
I wonder sometimes: is it you? Are you the one I have to watch out for? Or are you really just asking a simple, honest question? Years ago, when I worked for CBC as a reporter, I used to hate getting asked questions at ...
Russell Wangersky: Consider the messenger as well as the message
It’s summertime, and it’s hard to get enough words to fill all the spaces. Hence, the Financial Post’s printing of a lengthy op-ed on equalization by three writers from two business-positive think-tanks on the ...
Russell Wangersky: Naming names in court
Ah, the humble lawsuit. Sometimes, it’s the result of the genuinely aggrieved trying to get their due in the only way they can. Other times, it’s a punishment — people who keep a suit going just to keep the ...
VIBERT: Pulp fiction on a glorious summer weekend
The province churned out a little pulp fiction as another glorious summer weekend began. “Any decision,” according to the scripted words of Nova Scotia’s Environment Department, “must be based on science and the best ...
Russell Wangersky: Of peace, calm and other elusive things
I lost a beautiful, brand-new tiny white muddler minnow trout fly in a tree last weekend. That was the only cloud in an impeccable summer sky. I mention it in part because of the sheer magnificence of that little unused fly: ...
VIBERT: Our tenuous grip on democracy
We’re separated from autocratic government by little more than a quadrennial ritual observed by barely half of us and a theatrical scrim of accountability and consultation that’s raised and lowered to fit the political scene. It ...
Russell Wangersky: The talk at the general store is the same, but different
People notice when things are different. Lequille Country Store, up the hill from Annapolis Royal, N.S., brands itself as an outdoor specialties store, but it’s actually something else — a true general store. ...
Russell Wangersky: Sometimes keeping health care healthy is going to hurt
Mess with health care — especially if you’re closing hospitals — and you’re bound to get a reaction. That’s exactly what Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil got on Monday when he announced that two ...