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COMMENTARY: The Undo Crew — why haphazard charity work won’t suffice

COMMENTARY: The Undo Crew — why haphazard charity work won’t suffice

It appears that we don’t need a generous flow of used clothing overwhelming homeless shelters — certainly not as urgently as we need comprehensive solutions. ... More broadly, homeless people and others living in poverty need a type of change that will not come from charity or volunteerism. Even if we improve these ways of helping, they will never address the root causes of homelessness. 
CBRM councillors blame legislation in struggle over changes to expense compensation policy

CBRM councillors blame legislation in struggle over changes to expense compensation policy

Despite what Cape Breton Regional Municipality staff and councillors say, the Municipal Affairs Department says municipalities have all the authority they need to create a mileage policy.
Timberlea man denied bail on child pornography, sexual assault charges

Timberlea man denied bail on child pornography, sexual assault charges

The name of the 34-year-old man is banned from publication to protect the identity of the alleged victim. Judge Gregory Lenehan presided over a bail hearing this week in Halifax provincial court and gave his decision Friday.
Halifax man awaits September trial on fentanyl charges

Halifax man awaits September trial on fentanyl charges

Richard Dale States, 56, was arrested in 2015 after border agents in Vancouver seized a parcel containing 500 grams of fentanyl powder. States is charged with illegal importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Cheticamp man killed in alleged hit and run was being treated for PTSD: family

Cheticamp man killed in alleged hit and run was being treated for PTSD: family

Jackie Deveau's funeral is scheduled for Saturday.
Westphal boy faces weapons, drug charges

Westphal boy faces weapons, drug charges

The 16-year-old was arrested after reports of somebody carrying a baseball bat and checking parked vehicles in Cole Harbour.
Grand Pre festival celebrates Acadian-Mi’kmaq ties

Grand Pre festival celebrates Acadian-Mi’kmaq ties

The centuries-old friendship between the Mi'kmaq people and Acadians will be marked with music, events at national historic site.
‘Hard times’: On strike 13 months, a daughter follows in her dad’s footsteps

‘Hard times’: On strike 13 months, a daughter follows in her dad’s footsteps

It was 1957 when 400 union members, my dad among them, walked off the job at the gypsum quarry just outside Windsor. Six decades later, I've learned what it was like to be in his shoes as I walk the picket line at the Chronicle Herald. Thirteen-month-long strikes seem to run in my family.
Atlantic fishermen’s groups want more time to adapt to new vessel safety rules

Atlantic fishermen’s groups want more time to adapt to new vessel safety rules

Under the regulations, vessels will be required to have written safety procedures and safety equipment such as life-rafts, survival suits and a location signalling device. The rules also call for vessel stability testing.
‘Mistrust’ is a two-way street, Blais says during heated street-check debate

‘Mistrust’ is a two-way street, Blais says during heated street-check debate

Marcus James said he's been arrested three times while locking up the library where he works in Halifax's historically black north end — twice by police officers he had trained about diversity. His was one of several concerns fielded by Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais and two other panellists Thursday evening during a heated, and at times, confrontational discussion about so-called street checks.