Author Archives: onenotsoboredhousewife

The Case of the Missing School Bus, Missing Children and Missing Accountability

School started in Nova Scotia this week. There are all kinds of thoughts and ideas about the school year, depending on who you are. Parents worrying about the adjustment to having no School Board, and wondering how the teachers are … Continue reading

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Dear Stephen McNeil, (again)

It has been 16 days since I wrote to you, regarding my health care experience. A lot has happened since then. And I wanted to get back to you about some of what has transpired. I also wonder if your … Continue reading

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Dear Stephen McNeil,

Today, I am sitting here, trying to be calm and trying harder not to cry. I have cried far too much over the past year. First due to constant pain, and then due to horrible consequences I have faced, caused … Continue reading

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A letter to my girls

To my girls. It is Mother’s Day. And I am overwhelmed with emotions this year, in volumes I have not felt before. I have always been a bit of an emotional mess on this one day every year, due to … Continue reading

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Closures of all sorts opening people’s eyes

Dear Lisa, What do you do when you live in Cape Breton, you have a doctor shortage, two hospitals are slated to close, ERs are almost always closed, there is a chronic shortage of ambulances and the Minister of Health … Continue reading

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The Environment Needs its Own Local and Independent Journalism

“I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.” ― Christopher Hitchens Living in the Maritimes, it is easy to go decades without a complete understanding of a troubling, and perhaps even corrupted system … Continue reading

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What are we waiting for?

If you have been listening to the discussion around clear cutting and glyphosate spraying in the province, you will know that Prof. Lahey presented a Forestry Review, three months ago, months after its anticipated completion. You will also know that … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones will break our bones, but name calling should never get you elected

Growing up, we were told not to call people names. It was a rule in life we learned right along with, don’t hit or steal, or lie or bully. Share. Be kind. Don’t stare. Simple little rules to live by … Continue reading

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Trying to pull one over on me, regarding private healthcare and not-for-profit

I have been trying to free myself up a bit to come back to the Unified Health story since the day I wrote the last blog…. Much has happened or exposed itself, quickly in the days after my blog was … Continue reading

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Trying to pull one over on health care and make a profit in the meantime

Unified Health opened their doors in Nova Scotia a few weeks ago. They will have Nurse Practitioners on staff who for a $35/15 minute or $70/30 minute fee, triage patients and direct them to appropriate medical and other doctors for … Continue reading

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