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RICK MACLEAN: Asian hate: I hope I’d be brave (or angry) enough to step up
I pictured myself jumping between them, my voice cold with outrage. I’d demand the guy doing the shouting explain just who he bloody well thought he was. I expect the word would have been less polite than "bloody," but I’ve ...
THINKING OUT LOUD WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: Kevin Deveaux on State of Emergency Powers
The Emergency Management and Health Protection Acts are the laws that gives government power to declare a state of emergency in a pandemic. And while we've been under that declaration for more than a year, Ontario has only enacted three States of ...
LETTER: Life-saving treatment for child earns thanks from Cape Breton couple
No family wants to be put in the situation where their infant son needs to be rushed into the emergency room in the middle of the night, but that is exactly the situation we were faced with last week. A heart-felt thank you to Irene Campbell, RN, ...
MY TAKE WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: The state of states of emergency
Nova Scotia has done a much more successful job at controlling the spread of COVID-19 than some other provinces. What is the proper balance of democratic process and the powers under the state of emergency when it comes to housing ...
LETTER: Minor hockey in Cape Breton endures thanks to plenty of support
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of participants associated with the Northside District Minor Hockey Association (NSDMHA) during this unique 2020-2021 season. Emera Centre Northside's Cory Keeping and Sydney ...
THINKING OUT LOUD WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: A review of joint policing in the HRM
An independent report on the integrated policing model in Halifax Regional Municipality is now in the works after a motion from Councillor Tony Mancini. The District 6 representative says it's been 25 years since the model was implemented because ...
GUEST OPINION: Turn out the lights, the (Conservative) party is over
Mark Freeman Guest opinion The votes are in, and it's official: the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) is obsolete and politically irrelevant. During the 2021 CPC convention, delegates voted against recognizing that "climate change ...
LETTER: Low-flow toilets won't make up for french fry processing water loss
Efficiency P.E.I., a government program, is doing great work helping Islanders in numerous ways to reduce their carbon footprint and build a better tomorrow. An example of their work is encouraging us to find ways to reduce our water consumption. In ...
MY TAKE WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: Democracy is messy
It will take months, if not years, before council gets a report on an independent review of the integrated policing model in Halifax Regional Municipality. Let's give them credit for keeping this conversation going. Sheldon MacLeod ...
LETTER: Cape Breton needs to remove ‘colonial shackles’
The path to self-governance for Cape Breton Island will not be easy. One of the challenges we face is that whereas the law ought to protect individual liberties and also collectively our right to self‐determination, ...