Kate Sircom

Akre Camp for Syrian refugees from Rojava in Akre (Aqre) town, Dohuk Governorate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq Levi Clancy, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Helping Refugees

March 16, 2022 at 11:51 am

On March 3, Canada announced new emergency measures to support Ukrainian refugees. We have opened a special pathway for Ukrainians which waives all fees and normal visa requirements, we have established a special family reunification and sponsorship pathway for extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, we areRead More

Back to the One-Room Schoolhouse?

Back to the One-Room Schoolhouse?

August 5, 2020 at 2:47 pm

As predicted, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s long-awaited plan for getting students back to school in September has been met with push-back and “yeah-buts” from both opposition parties, the NSTU and CUPE Nova Scotia, who feel it is short on details about how, exactly, it’sRead More

Enfant faisant ses devoirs / Child Doing Homework, circa 1930, Joseph Kutter (1894-1941), CC0 https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/

Home School

April 15, 2020 at 11:06 am

Being a pathological optimist, it didn’t occur to me to wonder, when Nova Scotia Education Minister Zach Churchill canceled international school trips on March 4, if there would be any disruptions to my own classroom. Nor did I think we wouldn’t be back after March Break. Or that we wouldn’tRead More

By Dori (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Property Taxes: A Reader Explains Area Rates

May 3, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Note: In the Spectator’s ongoing series on property taxes, we have yet to touch on the subject of area rates, which are usually levied to provide services (like regional transportation or fire hydrants) to residents within a specific geographic area. Luckily, a reader has done the job for us, writing to explain the latest developments inRead More