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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 23, 2020
GUEST OPINION: EI and CERB have left too many women out
RYAN MacRAE: Not only is basic income necessary, it's also sustainable, achievable
LETTER: Sept. 25 is a Global Day of Climate Action
GUEST OPINION: Trails can stimulate the economy in Atlantic Canada
GUEST OPINION: Inaccuracies about Mi'kmaq culture
JIM VIBERT: Bold plans of federal Liberals grounded by resurgent COVID-19
KODY BLOIS: Revamp agriculture so Canada can better feed itself and the world
KODY BLOIS On Sept. 23, the throne speech will lay out the broad policy objectives of the government of Canada as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Positioning Canada’s agriculture sector as a global superpower should be ...
GUEST OPINION: Trump's Latin American folly
Not surprisingly, the Trump Administration has replicated many of America’s worst policy instincts when it comes to dealing with its neighbours in Latin America and the Caribbean. Like previous U.S. governments, President Donald Trump has ...
JOHN DeMONT: Dartmouth family, living in fear of neighbour, pleads for help
For seven years he was just the quiet man who lived next-door to Frank Orlando, his partner and their daughter: the guy who asked the occasional awkward question of his neighbours, but otherwise passed silently by in the narrow halls of the downtown ...
EDITORIAL: Rein in unruly college partiers
Young people are more likely to be risk-takers. That’s well-known. It’s also well-known that many young adults love to socialize. Nothing new about that. So, when you combine risk-taking and love of partying with the return of ...
OP-ED: Why should we wear a mask? Cape Breton doctor explains
Given that we are nearing the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case (Nov. 17), there are some who continue to ask if face masks help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. The answer is an unequivocal YES; ...
JOSH LAUGHREN: No green recovery without blue economy, and no blue economy without fish
JOSH LAUGHREN As the federal government prepares the throne speech for Sept. 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rightly emphasized the importance of planning for a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The $32-billion “blue ...
LETTER: A veteran's response
The image the legion is attempting to create is misleading (Ottawa must help Royal Canadian Legion, Sept. 5). It is designed to give the impression the legion is the heart of the community. It suggests the locals flock to the branches on Friday and ...
JIM VIBERT: Prospect of Laurie Graham’s entry adds interest to Nova Scotia Liberal leadership race
If nothing else, word that Premier Stephen McNeil's chief of staff, former journalist Laurie Graham, is seriously considering a run for her boss's soon-to-be-vacated job has ignited more interest in the Nova Scotia Liberal leadership race ...
EDITORIAL: Higgs’ gamble leads to majority in New Brunswick
New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs — whose party won a second mandate, this time with a clear majority, in Monday’s provincial election — is not known as a risk-taker. In fact, Higgs has suggested he might be considered ...
TOM URBANIAK: Is your local candidate awake in Nova Scotia?
Most municipal governments in Nova Scotia are “maintenance regimes.” And that’s not good enough. Post-graduate students who concentrate on local government often dig into what is called “regime theory.” A key author ...