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COLUMN: Pre-portioned meal kits one of the hottest trends in food
VIBERT: Mayor Clarke’s risky reticence
COLUMN: Peter Donat, Kentville-born thespian turned X-Files actor, left his mark in the Valley
DeMONT: Ghosts of family trauma haunt descendants
VIBERT: Atlantic Canada needs common economic rules
Russell Wangersky: When is another party one too many?
The case for fracking: Delays in decision costing Nova Scotians millions
On Sept. 13, at a public meeting in Pugwash, Michael Bradfield and Gerard Lucyshyn debated the merits of fracking. Here the 'for' argument ...
VIBERT: To frack or not to frack?
Before Nova Scotians plunge into fracking they need to ask themselves the key question, and that’s almost always: Why? ...
Russell Wangersky: Watching the surf clam spin
The other shoe finally dropped. Wednesday, federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion ruled that then-fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc was in a conflict of interest when he awarded a licence to a company that included one of his wife’s ...
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 ...
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 ...
Russell Wangersky: Mama, what’s a pension plan?
Cut out or print this column, put in an envelope, and come back to it in 15 years. Because then the chickens will really be coming home to roost. And for most of us, there will be no stopping it. When I started in the media in ...
Vibert: More than merely systemic malfunction with incident at Truro hospital
It’s too easy to conclude that the treatment, comfort and compassion denied a young woman who went to a regional hospital emergency room and reported she’d been raped is another symptom of a system in crisis. It may be, but it is also ...