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Letter to the Editor: Economic Pandemic

Letter to the Editor: Economic Pandemic

June 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm

In a circumstance where the whole world economy is based on debt, has the COVID pandemic given us any cause to consider the eventual economic one? Anybody who has been paying attention should know that from the smallest consumer to the largest sovereign economies (US/China) and every government in between,Read More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 22 May 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 22 May 2020

May 22, 2020 at 5:06 pm

Daily briefing Dr. Robert Strang announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, both of which are associated with Halifax’s Northwood long-term-care facility (one resident and one staff member). Both Strang and the premier acknowledged the death, on Thursday, of another Northwood resident, bringing total COVID-19-related deaths in theRead More

Students reading in class, Leflore County Schools. (Carl Albert Research and Studies Center, Congressional Collection / CC BY-SA (

Educated for Life?

March 8, 2020 at 12:35 pm

As of this writing, elementary and high school teachers in Ontario are embroiled in an escalating dispute with Premier Doug Ford’s government. Teachers have held a number of one-day strikes and, I understand, have many more planned. While the government has been putting forward a narrative that consists of theRead More

Miners at Dominion #6 Colliery, Cape Breton, 1920. (Source: Beaton Institute

Letter to the Editor: ‘Getting Out the Coal’

August 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Editor’s Note: The following letter was received in response to Part One and Part Two of Susan Dodd’s “A Short History of Blame” series. There is no doubt mining was a dangerous occupation, particularly where gas was close to the operating surfaces and loose stone led to cave-ins. A goodRead More