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McNeil Liberals clearly not listening to teachers

McNeil Liberals clearly not listening to teachers

'Premier Stephen McNeil would like everyone to believe that everything is great and the support reaches the front lines. It is absolutely impossible that he speaks to parents and teachers and still believes this,' writes Progressive Conservative education critic Pat Dunn.
We shoot ourselves in the foot by putting a silencer on municipal politics

We shoot ourselves in the foot by putting a silencer on municipal politics

'It's interesting scrolling through Facebook and watching my friends and neighbours freely talk about the upcoming U.S. election. But here we are, with a few days to go before our municipal elections, and not a word,' writes Anna Shoub.
Nova Scotia must get out of caboose on climate change

Nova Scotia must get out of caboose on climate change

As a proud Nova Scotian, I was humiliated to see Nova Scotia lumped in with the likes of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and on the side of “climate change wafflers.”
Spinoffs substantial from Fundy turbine research

Spinoffs substantial from Fundy turbine research

A group of 175 fishermen went to court last month to stop deployment of the turbines. At the present time Force spent 15 million on 110 studies in the Minas passage. The only true test is when the turbine is in the water and working.
Needed: A minister of fisheries, not fishermen

Needed: A minister of fisheries, not fishermen

I hope the new minister of fisheries and oceans, Dominic LeBlanc, has a different understanding of the responsibility he must discharge than his illustrious father.
Herbicide spray program creates vicious cycle

Herbicide spray program creates vicious cycle

Just ask any forest ecologist: Monoculture forestry may make for more efficient harvesting, but it is also much more vulnerable to catastrophic disease and pest outbreaks.

South Shore bus service sorely lacking

What has the southwestern portion of Nova Scotia done to upset the rest of the province? Why is there no bus service from Halifax through to Yarmouth and environs?