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ANNA SHOUB: Nova Scotia focused on fleecing artists, not embracing them

ANNA SHOUB: Nova Scotia focused on fleecing artists, not embracing them

If Maud Lewis were alive today, she would be charged commercial property taxes. Nice paintings, Maud, but that's a business you are running from your house. What's that you say? You only make $10 per painting? So sorry, that's the way our tax legislation is written. Our hands are tied.
COMMENTARY: Artificial intelligence will transform agriculture, from growing to grocery store

COMMENTARY: Artificial intelligence will transform agriculture, from growing to grocery store

Using AI, farmers can improve yield and efficiency. And grocers can understand consumers — and predict their behaviour — better than consumers know themselves.
OPINION: Nova Scotia well positioned to harness bio-economy potential

OPINION: Nova Scotia well positioned to harness bio-economy potential

The market for products such as biofuel and biochemicals derived from renewable resources is projected to expand with upwards of 15 per cent annual growth over the next five years. This brings a significant opportunity for regions like Nova Scotia, where we have access to vast renewable resources from our farming, fishing and forest sectors.
OPINION: Enforce, reinforce workplace safety laws 25 years after Westray

OPINION: Enforce, reinforce workplace safety laws 25 years after Westray

Marking the Day of Mourning for killed and injured workers: 'While not every workplace fatality is caused by employer negligence, health and safety advocates say every fatality must be treated as a potential crime, and we agree,' writes Danny Cavanagh of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour.
ACOA gives Shaw Group $1.5 million for modernization project

ACOA gives Shaw Group $1.5 million for modernization project

The repayable loan will be used at the Nova Scotia Sand and Gravel operation in Hants County.
OPINION: Trump’s milk shake puts Canada’s dairy industry on notice

OPINION: Trump’s milk shake puts Canada’s dairy industry on notice

Canada's dairy farmers are about to pay a heavy price for Ottawa's lack of leadership. Dramatic changes are on the way on someone else's terms. Jobs in rural Canada and future generations of farmers are at stake.
Halifax city hall sending larger-than-usual delegation to national municipalities conference

Halifax city hall sending larger-than-usual delegation to national municipalities conference

Seven Halifax council members and seven municipal staffers will be travelling to Ottawa this spring for the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities convention and trade show. Council has approved a budget of $500,000 for Halifax's hosting duties for next year's conference.
OPINION: Upcoming budget keeps most vulnerable Nova Scotians off balance

OPINION: Upcoming budget keeps most vulnerable Nova Scotians off balance

If the government actually tables a zero-deficit budget, this is only an indication that it has failed to use its fiscal capacity to tackle the most pressing problems facing our province. The Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2017 released this week exposes the extent to which the current government has been too short-sighted.
Chronicle Herald to purchase Transcontinental publications, websites in Atlantic Canada

Chronicle Herald to purchase Transcontinental publications, websites in Atlantic Canada

The Chronicle Herald, operating under the name SaltWire Network Inc., has announced the acquisition of Transcontinental's daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, news websites and printing plants in Atlantic Canada.
OPINION: Successful community newspapers stay true to their roots

OPINION: Successful community newspapers stay true to their roots

'They will survive because nobody else is going to tell the stories they do — about local births and deaths, local heroes and hooligans, the wise and foolish decisions of the local council and prospects for the minor hockey teams.'