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Pro-choice demonstration, Chicago 15 July 2019, (Photo by Charles Edward Miller, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Reflections on Roe v Wade

June 29, 2022 at 11:19 am

My initial reaction to the recent US Supreme Court decision rendering Roe v Wade unconstitutional and giving individual states the right to regulate abortion was, as it was for millions, anger at the fact that men had once again prevailed in depriving women of their right to decide whether or…Read...

Cruise News: Courts & COVID

Cruise News: Courts & COVID

May 4, 2022 at 1:06 pm

My snapshot of the current cruise industry (see part one here) would be sadly wanting if I failed to note that Princess Cruise Lines, fined a record $40 million in 2017 for what the US Department of Justice called “environmental crimes,” has failed to mend its wicked ways. The 2017Read More

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

May 4, 2022 at 1:02 pm

I love Dominion Beach. It’s not one of the world’s greatest beaches with endless, white (or even red) sand but it’s mine. I have often walked or jogged along the shore or the boardwalk, which has been built and rebuilt over the years after the waves have washed it away,Read More

CBRM Council: Sports

CBRM Council: Sports

April 27, 2022 at 1:53 pm

Tomorrow’s Legends, a not-for-profit corporation registered federally in 2021 by Bill Kachafanas (brother to the CBRM’s regional solicitor), wants to take over the Centennial Arena and turn it into a multi-court sports facility. According to its listings in the federal corporate registry and the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint StockRead More

Photo by Don Clarke

Finding Your Footing

April 27, 2022 at 1:49 pm

Pathways to Employment community organization based in Sydney, is probably best known for its wood shop, laundry services and other programs that attempt to reintegrate disenfranchised people with addictions or restrictions due to mental health issues into the community. Certainly, that’s the aspect of Pathways I was most familiar with;Read More

Teacher training, Shiva Tattva Yoga School, India. (Photo by Shivatattvayoga, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Yoga To Be Kidding!

April 6, 2022 at 10:49 am

I don’t know about you, maybe you jog 3km a day, and regularly bench your weight, but I personally have not exercised enough during the pandemic. Oh sure, it started out well enough with the intention to “work out, eat right and read more” but it fizzled over time. LifeRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

April 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Bridging burning There’s a big update this week on Bridging Finance, the private debt lender that extended Membertou a $6.8 million loan in January 2020 to invest in Novaporte, promoter Albert Barbusci’s proposed Sydney harbor container terminal project (and that took what Barbusci termed a small equity stake of itsRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

March 25, 2022 at 10:51 am

Pennsylvania Pain I decided to write about the first thing that popped into my head this morning (that wasn’t war in Ukraine) and it was the TV series I just watched, Maire of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet. (Warning: there will be spoilers. If you haven’t watched it and plan to,Read More

Constructive Dismissal at Ocean Nutrition

Constructive Dismissal at Ocean Nutrition

March 23, 2022 at 2:21 pm

I get email notifications of “recent decisions” by Nova Scotia courts that I don’t always open but yesterday I did and got sucked into reading the March 18 decision in the case of Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited, which led me to the original decision in the case, handedRead More

Sidebar: Billionaires, Dutch Coal & Snake Farms

Sidebar: Billionaires, Dutch Coal & Snake Farms

March 23, 2022 at 2:19 pm

As you will see in a moment, I’ve indulged myself this week not just by focusing on a court case that was decided in 2020 (and which arguably has no real Cape Breton connection unless your Cape Breton includes Mulgrave) but by following up all sorts of weird odds andRead More