Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Everyday Safety: Back to the water

When the weather warms, lots of Nova Scotians head for small recreational boats. If you're among them, here's what you need to know to stay safe.
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Knowledge is power in Tick Awareness Month

To the Editor: March is Tick Awareness Month and this awareness program is in its sixth year. This year’s theme is, “Could ticks be there? Be...

Everyday Safety: Your car survival kit

I’ve been thinking about how to prepare for winter survival. While I was snowblowing my extra-long driveway recently, I remembered the old expression, "there is no bad weather, just...

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...




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