Nova Scotia

Former Tory MP Getting Back Into Federal Politics...With The Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Politics

DEBERT, N.S. - Former Conservative MP Bill Casey is getting back into federal politics -- this time with the Liberals.The Liberals say Casey won the n...

EVEN MORE SNOW AND COLD

CBC | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada

The national weather service has issued a special statement ahead of the latest system heading for the Maritimes. According to Environment Canada,...

A Dark Day For Environmental Justice in Canada

Ecojustice | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada
Ecojustice

The Supreme Court of Canada's disappointing decision to reject a class action, launched by Nova Scotians who say their health has been compromised by the notorious Sydney tar ponds, has shed more unflattering light on the state of environmental justice in Canada.

Impact Investing: Buy Shares That Help Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Paul Cranidge lives in an urban "food desert" in the north of Halifax. Programs like Nova Scotia's loan guarantees and CEDIFs are examples of a growing trend known as "impact investing" that treats an initiative for social good as an investment opportunity.

CBC's Blind Spot in The Book of Negroes

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Adapted for the small screen, The Book of Negroes' Canadian debut occurs one month ahead of the U.S.A. premiere, appositely scheduled for Black History Month. As with any historical film depicting the bowels of inhumanity towards people of colour, it is an uneasy subject matter for the mostly lily-white CBC personalities.

Canada's Government Needs To Stop Providing Subsidies for Fur

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

Keeping wild animals trapped in cages and killing them by gassing or anal electrocution is inherently inhumane, and the toxic runoff from fur farms and the chemicals used to treat fur are extraordinarily harmful to the environment. This is why Humane Society International/Canada and thousands of Canadians are calling for a federal ban on fur farming.

Ron James Takes On Canada And The World

Vacay.ca | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada
Vacay.ca

Ron James may not be a towering figure in height but when it comes to comedic talent and astute observations on people and society very few can touch ...

A Christmas Gift Ties Halifax And Boston

Vacay.ca | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada
Vacay.ca

A frantic call came in that a ship was aflame in Halifax Harbour. Firefighter Billy Wells didn't hesitate. He suited up and jumped into the driver's s...

These Provinces Can Expect More Unemployment, Less Investment and Lower Income

Mark Milke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

By placing bans and moratoria on fracking, governments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have essentially stopped pursuing socially and environmentally responsible onshore natural resource development, even though jobs and extra tax revenues are sorely needed in the region.

New Brunswick Ignores Neighbour's Energy Success

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. News reports suggest he'll implement that moratorium before Christmas. Quite a lump of coal for the people of his province in need of additional jobs and higher incomes.

Nova Scotia Introduces Guidelines For Transgender Students

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Impact

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is releasing new guidelines to help school boards protect transgender students from discrimination.The guidelines recommend usin...

When It Comes To B.C. Local Elections, Standing Out Isn't A Good Thing

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For the last six weeks, deep in the B.C. legislature, eight MLAs have been toiling away at trying to set spending limits for municipal parties and their candidates in 2018, as well as third parties. It's been an oddly quiet discussion, given that their recommendations might restore a modicum of faith in local democracy. Might.

Nova Scotia Should Not Ban Fracking

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

No reasonable person would dismiss the risks of hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil out of hand. The processes certainly have the potential to cause a variety of environmental ills if done improperly. However, no rational person would fail to understand that Canada's economic wellbeing is tied to the production of fossil fuels, particularly clean-burning natural gas.

Nova Scotia Opts for High Taxes Rather Than Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

From the fur trade to fisheries and forests, Canada was built on the toil and sweat of those who wanted to prosper. But these days, it's harder to create opportunity. And sometimes, government is to blame. The latest example comes from Nova Scotia.

Fracking Ban Could Hurt Nova Scotia Economically, Oliver Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Nova Scotia could be missing out on an economic opportunity by banning high-volume hydraulic fracturing, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver...

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

Why I Drove My 16-Year-Old Daughter Halfway Across Canada

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

She would get a quality education in any of these places, to be sure. And she would learn about navigating life independent of her parents, whether she is in residence in Hamilton or Kingston or Fredericton. But would she experience a new culture in Kitchener-Waterloo? Would life be so much different in Eastern Ontario than it is here in Niagara?

Nova Scotia Park Bans Kids.. But Dogs Welcome

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living

Children under the age of 12 are now banned from Marshland Drive Off Leash Dog Park in Truro, N.S. But it’s for their own good, according to the ...

Could This Tiny Town Be Canada's Best Kept Secret?

Brian Trinh | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Trinh

There are certain parts of the year where there is no life for Don Rice outside of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To live in a village in an outlying area with 800 people might seem like a prison sentence for some, but for Rice, one of 50 artisans living in the community, the area is a gift for artists looking to nurture their own gifts.

Let's Move Towards a Revitalization of Rural Canada, Starting With This Special Place

Kate Beaton | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada
Kate Beaton

You grow up around Inverness and you know it's probably in the cards for you to leave it, eventually. Every year, more of us do, making the villages even smaller, and making the cities a little bigger. That's true of all the rural Maritimes. You can be anything you want, but probably not here.

Arrests Made After Homeless Man's Death In Burning Bus Shelter

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - The RCMP say they have made two arrests in the death of a homeless man last year whose body was found in a burning bus shelter in rural Nova...

Another Fireball Seen In The East

CBC | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada

For the second day in a row, a large fireball has been seen in the sky over Nova Scotia. CBC News reporter Phonse Jessome saw the colourful fireball...

Teen Says He Was Blindfolded, Chained To Bed

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - A teenager testified Tuesday that he was blindfolded and his hands and feet were chained to a bed when a man sexually assaulted hi...

SLAMMED

CP | Michael Tutton and Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - A blizzard swept across parts of Atlantic Canada on Wednesday, closing schools and government offices as well as disrupting travel throughou...

Maritimers Digging Out

CBC | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Maritimers are digging out today from a blizzard that slammed much of the region Friday. The hardest hit areas appear to be the southwestern edges ...