EDITORIAL: The dangers of vaping
LETTER: Newfoundland and Labrador’s mini-boondoggle
Explainer: Why blackface (and brownface) offend
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Blackface/brownface — a defining moment for Trudeau?
LETTER: Comparing open-net to recirculatory fish farming
EDITORIAL: Insurance and the uninsurable
'Being ignorant is dangerous': Understanding the outrage over Justin Trudeau's blackface
Cheryl Thompson, assistant professor at Ryerson University and author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture, talks race with Vanmala Subramaniam Q: I think many people who don’t necessarily think ...
REX MURPHY: For anyone else, resignation would be unavoidable – and appropriate
Some observations, reflections and musings on the minstrelsy of a prime minister, in random sequence, and merely as they have occurred, over the past 24 hours: Well, we still have Bianca. Thank goodness. The ferociously talented, indomitable ...
ALEX WONG: Let's not ignore racism because 'cancel culture' is too much
By Alex Wong Last week, NBC’s Saturday Night Live announced the hiring of three new featured performers for their upcoming 45th season: Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang. For the Asian community, it was a celebration of a new ...
LETTER: In spirit of back-to-school time
What can we say, they always have and always will have a special place in our hearts. Some more than others; but we have learned something or some lesson in life through our teachers. Whether it be a simple game of cards during down time, or a ...
SHACHI KURL: Who benefits most from Trudeau's self-damaging ways?
By Shachi Kurl It is as if some siren governed by Hades is calling the prime minister to wreck his campaign ship on the jagged, rocky shores of idiotic behaviour, disingenuity and self-sabotage. For the second time this year, Justin Trudeau has ...
LETTER: Browsing a deer diet
I know it’s pedantic to point this out, but the three deer in the front page photo on Sept. 18 were browsing, not grazing. Browsers eat leaves. Grazers eat grass. Deer will eat grass but they prefer leafy plants and shrubs. Adam Bell, ...
LETTER: Why is province on the hook for toppled crane?
Why is the province acting as the insurer to remove the damaged crane on South Park Street in Halifax? Should developers and contractors not carry insurance to cover damages and cleanup for construction problems? Should legislation not require this? ...
LETTER: Is health care really in crisis?
Once again, the letters page is receiving its share of “Crisis in Health Care” tomes. Actually, all health-care systems tend to be in crisis, for many reasons. But I feel I must add my recent experience to the mix. Last Tuesday my ...
LETTER: Heartening devotion to affordable housing
It was so thrilling, so heartening, to see developer after developer come before this week’s HRM Council meeting to pledge their undying devotion to affordable housing. Who knew? Larry Haiven, Halifax ...
EDITORIAL: Newfoundland’s projected population decline worth heeding
Earlier this week, new and startling population forecasts for this province were released, essentially showing that under almost any scenario, the population will shrink. In some cases, the change is dramatic. The worst case scenario puts the 2043 ...