LETTER: Nova Scotia politicians continue to ignore equalization fairness group
JIM GUY: Systemic racism plagues Nova Scotia's fishery
CHEERS & JEERS: Nov. 23, 2020
MICHAEL de ADDER CARTOON: Nov. 23, 2020
JIM VIBERT: N.S. Liberal leadership contenders walk a fine line
BRUCE MacKINNON CARTOON: Nov. 21, 2020
Kelly McParland: Trudeau has more in common with Trump than he'd like to admit
There can be no doubt that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberals are as delighted by the defeat of Donald Trump as most other Canadians, even if the U.S. president has to be dragged kicking and screaming from the White House, clutching his ...
Colby Cosh: Retiring the $1 and $2 bills marks the death of paper money
Late last week, the Bank of Canada sent out a gentle reminder: several denominations of Canadian banknotes, including the $1 bill, will no longer be legal tender as of Jan. 1. But if you are sitting on a pile of old bills waiting out the ...
Colby Cosh: A sorrowful end for an astronomic star
The world’s most famous radio telescope, the 305-metre Arecibo dish nestled in the rough karst of Puerto Rico, has been irrecoverably destroyed . The U.S.’s National Science Foundation (NSF) made the grim announcement Thursday. ...
EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers Nov. 23
Jeers: to finger-pointing. Cheers to NDP Leader Alison Coffin for calling for the all-party COVID-19 task force to resume its work. The committee was struck at the start of the pandemic to share up-to-date health information with the three major ...
LETTER: 2020’s challenges require 2020 vision
We know there is great potential in Newfoundland and Labrador to build a resilient economy that creates stability for workers and government. The Newfoundland and Labrador government needs to commit now to meeting this challenge, starting with the ...
LETTER: Fish mess remains, 50 years later
Some Canadians may be dismayed by the recent conclusions of Oceana’s 2020 Fisheries Audit. The organization reports that only one-quarter of the country’s fish population can be tagged healthy. Many of our species, including cod, ...
LETTER: Remembering Jane Boyle, 100 years on
On May 18, 2011, the Queen made a historic trip to Dublin at the invitation of Irish President Mary McAleese. A highlight of that royal visit was the Queen’s symbolic visit to Croke Park, which is the headquarters and spiritual home of the ...
RICK MACLEAN: I’m ready for this outbreak to be over
Brrriiing. My cellphone lit up. It was Beautiful Wife calling. I hesitated to pick it up. Last week when I answered it the water was the problem, as in there was no water. That’s bad news on a good day and, apparently, this was not a good ...
GUEST OPINION: Climate-proofing blue mussels
Eighty per cent of all blue mussels sold in North America are grown in Prince Edward Island. Mussel farming accounts for 60 million in direct economic benefit for the province, employs 1,500 Islanders – mainly in coastal and rural communities ...
PAM FRAMPTON: It’s the most vulnerable time of the year
“And Christmas comes around And you find yourself nine thousand miles from home…” — Tim Minchin, “White Wine in the Sun” Ever notice how many Christmas songs involve the idea of going ...