Army of volunteers paints Truro red – with compassion
Colchester: Music, art, mental health and beautification
Truro project collects art supplies for mental health
Truro Elementary students enjoy a musical treat: Video
Entries being accepted for Bible Hill Canada Day Parade
Bible Hill and Fundy Discovery Site receiving beautification funds
Second World War veteran Herb Peppard has died
Young Central Onslow woman seeks success on modelling runways
Atlantic Vitality Expo to be held in Truro this year
JIM VIBERT: We’ve become dangerously numb to Trump
WENDY ELLIOTT: Health Canada should be protecting us
Exit Planning: Identify and mitigate potential risks
GWYNNE DYER: The mad dog of the Middle East
Put some plant protein on your plate
ANDREW COHEN: Wilson-Raybould and Philpott begin their journey to obscurity
Maple Tree Lane: Nine more weeks
I stood silently, tears streaming down my face. Dr. J. gently wrapped my old calico cat in a knitted cat blanket made by my grandmother years before. As I drove home with her body in my car, I looked back over the nearly 17 years of life with our ...
Exit Planning: Ownership transition: dealing with change
When we discuss “change” in a business context we tend to think of adopting new production processes, introducing new marketing strategies, or perhaps making use of new technologies. These types of changes are important, they keep the ...
MLA report: Health care, climate change among looming issues
The recent sitting of the Legislature is now done, and it’s good to be home with constituents, friends and family. On June 9, I celebrate my 10th anniversary as your MLA. My sincere thanks to everyone who has supported my journey so ...
JIM VIBERT: Parliament Hill bill to save sharks gets second reading
There was shocking news from Parliament Hill this week. A bill to ban imported shark fins passed second reading in the Commons. The shock, for anyone familiar with the barbaric practice of shark finning and its insidious role in ...
BONOKOSKI: Will Health Canada’s newest war on Big Tobacco aid contraband?
The black market surrounding contraband cigarettes, already raking in millions a day without paying even a nickel in taxes, got a licence to print even more money Wednesday from the most unlikely accomplice the anti-smoking lobby could ever ...
RECYCLED LOVE: Pets eat the darndest things
Often, pets will swallow inappropriate items and you should never feel embarrassed. It takes a nanosecond for this to happen and I can tell you that it has happened to my friends and to me many times over the years. Hopefully, when your pet ingests ...
JOHN DeMONT: The strangeness of an empty Quinpool
When I heard Monday that the city had decided to allow limited parking along the closed-off section of Quinpool Road I decided to get my ass in gear. I had to get down there and have a look, because I have been going up and down that stretch for ...
Canada’s food guide
Canadians now have a practical tool that creates an opportunity for balance at every meal. The new Canada’s Food Guide describes not only what Canadians should eat, but how we should eat. Incorporating a variety of healthy foods at each meal ...
JIM VIBERT: Changes leave Nova Scotia welfare recipients poorer
For more than five years, Nova Scotia’s welfare system — sorry, it’s income assistance (IA) program — has been undergoing a transformation which, upon completion, leaves IA recipients poorer than they were before the whole ...
Exit Planning: Growth strategies for small businesses
William S. Burroughs, one of the most influential authors and artists of the 21st century, is credited with the following quote: “When you stop growing you start dying.” His advice was intended for individuals, however, the wisdom applies ...