Profile of Barb Sweet

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  • ‘This is not like an ordinary place’

    In 1978, the public service was on strike and Leona Harvey wasn’t sure her interview for clerk typist at Government House would go ahead. But the ...

  • ‘This time we fixed major problems’

    It took 14 raucous months to strike a deal, but doctors took only two hours to seal its approval Tuesday night. “Let me give you a hint,” ...

  • Making their mark in Calgary

    When Blaine Penny’s friend nominated him for a Calgary magazine Top 40 under 40 honour, Penny thought of himself as just the little guy from ...

  • Hep B infection tears family apart

    Eastern Health uncovered a hepatitis B outbreak at a personal care home last year that was likely caused by poor infection control practices, The ...

  • Outbreak contained, Eastern Health hopes

    Although health officials couldn’t pinpoint exactly how an outbreak of hepatitis B happened at a personal care home, Dr. David Allison suspects ...

  • ‘The alarm should come on’

    The father of a teen who spent 99 days in the Janeway intensive care unit (ICU) is pleading for the province to resolve a dispute that prompted a ...

  • From pristine to polluted

    Second in a two-part series Fergie MacKay was not long into his teaching career in Pictou County, N.S., in the late 1960s and times were ...

  • Past mistakes, brighter future?

    Part one of a two-part seriesIn nearly every second driveway, there’s a new pickup truck. Dump trucks and security vehicles rumble along Long ...

  • Reburying contaminants right move: inspectors

    Occupational health and safety inspectors have determined that reburying contaminants that sickened workers at the slag pile in Long Harbour was ...

  • Ottawa failed aboriginal students: judge

    The federal government slighted aboriginals in this province by not including them in an apology for its residential schools policy, says a ...