Archive for October, 2016

Bernard, Lynch, McDougall

Districts 5, 6 & 8: Bernard, Lynch & McDougall

October 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

District 5 Nadine Bernard Nadine Bernard, a resident of District 6, began by explaining her decision to run in District 5: [I] figured District 5 would be…more my territory for a few reasons. I do anti-poverty work, I sit on the Cape Breton poverty commission here, but I also sitRead More

MacDougall, Coombes, Camus, Sheppard

Districts 9, 11 & 12: MacDougall, Coombes, Camus & Sheppard

October 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

District 9 Lois MacDougall Born in Glace Bay, District 9 candidate Lois MacDougall has lived there her whole life, with the exception of a period, during her childhood, when she lived at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Montreal. I was born with no hip and ultimately, over theRead More

Bernie Sanders (l), Dr. StrangeJob (r).

Dr StrangeJob Is Ready to Negotiate

October 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Don’t confuse passion for anger or polish for competence. I watched the big political debate everyone was talking about. The first candidate came across a bit smug, self-centered and more than a tad arrogant. Reminded me of a brazen Stephen Harper. The alternative candidate was more personable but left meRead More

Special nuclear materials convoy, Aldermaston. (Photo via AWPC)

Roads To Hell: Nuclear Waste on the Move

October 5, 2016 at 1:40 pm

“It was an awesome spectacle,” the Austrian physicist Otto Frisch wrote in 1979, recalling the world’s first atomic explosion, the ‘Trinity’ test at Alamogordo, New Mexico, 44 years earlier. What most struck him was not the lethal radiance of “what has become so well known as the mushroom cloud” butRead More

Rosemary Sullivan

Cabot Trail Writers Festival: Small But Great

October 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm

On a beautiful fall day, one that felt more like early September than early October, we set off to spend the afternoon at the 2016 Cabot Trail Writers Festival, making our way through the early autumn woods to the Gaelic College at St. Ann’s. After a brief exploration of theRead More