Tuesday, March 2, 2021

GUEST COLUMN: Everyday safety

My field of industrial health and safety is complex. There are many sub-specialties, with people who focus on things such as biomechanics, hearing safety, nuclear safety and more.

This old house – let’s knock it down

To the Editor; There was a house in Avonport, Nova Scotia. It was old. Very old. Over 200 years they said. The 1760s. Before the American...

A place of time and space: Proposed Ingram River Wilderness Area seeks ascension

There were five of them growing in close company, dominating a gentle slope of explosive greens and soft moss, tall and wide and straight as arrows, each tipped slightly apart as though...

On hands and knees: A ways south to the Keji petroglyphs

When someone carves something of themselves into rock, something at once insignificant and profound, we call it graffiti, but when we are separated from the artist by centuries, and the thing they...
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Standing in solidarity regarding state of long-term care homes

To the Editor; The Council of Canadians has joined in solidarity with many others who are troubled by the state of long-term care homes in Nova Scotia and throughout...

The blessed backcountry: Pollett’s Cove, a strange sort of freedom for adventurous souls

I’m something of a campsite aficionado, or, if you like, a snob. Upon arrival, my judgy eyes scan the facilities, the placement of playgrounds, the space between sites, the design of...
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Shooting victims’ families deserve inquiry

An independent review isn’t what the people affected by the Nova Scotia mass shooting want or deserve. But it’s exactly what the federal and provincial governments have announced in regards to...

Three years and 20 minutes: My search for wild things in wild places

It wasn’t her size that impressed me so much as her silence. Female moose can weigh just shy of 800 pounds, but to watch that mass of mammalian muscle tear through...
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Concerns about opening borders to beyond Atlantic Provinces

To the Editor; We were astonished and deeply concerned by the openness expressed by Premier Stephen McNeil to opening Nova Scotia in mid- to late-July to residents of provinces beyond New...
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Defunding police?

To the Editor; A police officer in Minneapolis used excessive force and killed George Floyd. But the offending officer was fired and charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Would...




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