Category Archives: Politics

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 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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A bike lane and a bus route walk into a bar….

It is a rough start to the morning, when you wake up and look out your window, and see traffic already at a stand still in front of your house. But what can easily make it just that much worse, … Continue reading

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Modern Day Agent Orange?

Glyphosate. It’s a really dirty word in many circles. We know that there are many conflicting reports on this herbicide, and some studies have been proven blatantly false, both for and against the product. But recently, during the first of … Continue reading

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Porter’s Privateers: Politics and Power Plants

Every so often we have a day that will stay in our minds and hearts for a long time, perhaps forever. Last Saturday was such a day for me. I met the Minas Passage in Nova Scotia for the first … Continue reading

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Fact or Fishin’ – Part Two – Every lobster for themselves

You can read the original Fact or fishin’ article here. Living in Nova Scotia can be downright bloody depressing at times. We have a beautiful province and loads of potential. People here are hard workers and entrepreneurs. Dreamers and doers. … Continue reading

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There will be #nopipe

On July 6, 2018, there will be a sight never seen before in Nova Scotia. There is promise that Pictou will be the centre of the broadest and most unique protest, spanning the land and the sea, bringing two factions … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Liberal MLAs are having a block party, and some of us are not invited

Over the last year, a noticeable trend is occurring in certain ridings with regard to MLAs and their relationship with the public they represent. It stands out in a couple of ridings, more so than elsewhere. And it is not … Continue reading

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How much wood does a clear cutter cut, when a clear cutter cuts the wood?

A clear cutter cuts ALL the wood, when a clear cutter cuts the wood. Most Nova Scotians do not support this form of forestry at all. And we are slowly finding out how much it costs us. Recently, we learned … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink – Pipe Nightmares in Nova Scotia

I read the Rime of the Ancient Mariner many years ago in school, and we delved lightly into the innuendo and underlying message. I always remembered the albatross and the death ship, but only in these last years, did the … Continue reading

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