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Editorial: Sea change in cabinet
EDITORIAL: Decrease in red light school bus violations in southwestern N.S. a move in right direction but still a ways to go
Russell Wangersky: You never know who’s in the audience
Editorial: Rewriting the past
Russell Wangersky: Consider the messenger as well as the message
Russell Wangersky: Naming names in court
Editorial: Pedal vs. metal
There is a growing divide across Atlantic Canada, and it has nothing to do with trade, federal transfers, electricity rates or political differences. It involves transportation, lifestyles, climate change and increasingly, highway ...
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 ...
Editorial: Nation building
This Canada Day, special citizenship programs are planned in five cities across the country to offer an insight into how this nation was forged and the sacrifices to make it great. Two of them are scheduled for Atlantic Canada. People leading ...
VIBERT: Government tries to shine hospital closures
Nova Scotians found out this week what it takes to get some new nursing home beds. You just need to give up a hospital, or as the government says, “reshape and revitalize” health care in your neck of the rocks. The new long-term ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We U.S. residents value your friendship
I wish to second Robert DeNiro's comments made in Toronto on Monday, June 11, regarding President Donald Trump's boorish behavior toward Canada and its Prime Minister during the collapse of the G7 Conference. I also want to make a sincere ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Consultation and collaboration with fishermen needed on whale situation
I have watched from the comfort of my home – this from Ottawa and DFO: “Robust, science-based, coherent measures to protect these highly endangered North Atlantic right whales; we’re really playing Russian roulette with the entire ...
Editorial: The marijuana learning curve
The countdown is officially on. It’s 113, then 112, then 111 … the number of days until marijuana is officially legalized in Canada on Oct. 17. And while that still seems like a long time, there’s plenty to be done — ...
Russell Wangersky: Embracing your physical side
The light is going now, and I’m upstairs looking at how the maple leaves have come out on all the trees now. And I’m listening to B.B. King singing “I’ll Survive,” the notes climbing and falling on the ...