Two drivers, one passenger arrested in Truro
Colchester: Lifesaving, theatre, wasted space and a shy little cat
Excitement builds as rehearsals for Guys & Dolls take place in Truro: ...
Project Lifesaver brings peace of mind to Colchester County families
Fire strikes Brookfield pizza and food market
Mounties spending big on empty space: Nova Scotia MP
St. Andrews is calling
2-minute reads Part 3: Who are the people in our neighbourhood?
Greenfield artist Robb Scott feels he's made his way to the "big ...
Educationally speaking: Ideas
This is ag: First Indigenous grad from Dal AC’s civil engineering program has big plans
Maple Tree Lane: Nine more weeks
Exit Planning: Ownership transition: dealing with change
MLA report: Health care, climate change among looming issues
JIM VIBERT: Parliament Hill bill to save sharks gets second reading
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 ...
JIM VIBERT: Education Minister Zach Churchill can’t act like a schoolyard bully
The allegations that Zach Churchill accosted former or current members of the legislature climbed to three this week, but the premier remained steadfast in defending his “passionate” education minister and MLA from Yarmouth. Speaking ...
JIM VIBERT: Nova Scotia Health Authority directed to fix ER backlogs
Get the ambulances back on the road. Figure out how to move patients through emergency departments more efficiently. Whack-a-mole. That last order wasn’t part of Nova Scotia Health Minister Randy Delorey’s directive to the Nova Scotia ...
VIBERT: Progress slow and steady in budget
If you take your progress slow and steady, Tuesday the Nova Scotia government produced another budget that should be to your liking. On the other hand, Nova Scotians hoping for bold action to relieve overcrowded hospital emergency rooms or to help ...
VIBERT: The messy side of realpolitik
When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, the old song goes, something’s gotta give. The irresistible force in this analogy is the new Liberal brand Justin Trudeau successfully sold Canadians in 2015. It was irresistible to Jody ...
WENDY ELLIOTT: Acadia’s Queer Mummer art exhibit offers glimpse of ‘pure fun’
My sadly departed newspapering colleague Brent Fox once told me, "Mummers, mimes and clowns scare the bejesus out of me, always have. I can't stand them! At least lefties and environmentalists and criminals can be rehabilitated, after a ...
VIBERT: Adapting to climate change on the coast
The provincial government’s coastal protection bill, introduced this week, is all about adapting to climate change. Most of the attention to date, here and elsewhere, has been on mitigating, or limiting, climate change, which for rational ...
Animal House: The ugly truth about fur
Earlier this winter a young coyote in Ontario chewed off his hind feet to escape a trap. Last winter, a German shepherd in British Columbia chewed off a foot to get out of a trap. Just outside of Truro, a thin cat with a snare digging into his ...