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EDITORIAL: Fighting back against hate

I was shocked when news of the massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand broke. But I was also not shocked. Why is it that I had that feeling? Why is it that...
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MPs News & Views with MP Darrell Samson

Dear friends, I would first like to thank all of you for submitting your feedback to us for the Pre-Budget Consultations. Your feedback has been sent to Minister Morneau for his consideration, and I am...

MPS News & Views with MP Darrell Samson

Dear friends, January was a busy but exciting month for our riding. It was the first time in our history that a sitting Prime Minister has visited Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook. Not only was I proud to host...
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The subjectivity of being “politically correct”

Everyone is offended by everything these days and I think it’s about time we all start to suck it up, because guess what … frankly, there are very few people who give a hoot...
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Opinion: Teacher pleads with Premier to do the right thing

Editor's note: This is a letter that was sent to Premier Stephen McNeil. Dear Premier McNeil, I am a 20-year veteran teacher in Nova Scotia. I implore you to listen to what I am and my...
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COLUMN: Bill’s Blog by Bill Horne, MLA

November 11th – Remembrance Day I wish to express my gratitude to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces on this Remembrance Day and honour the memory of those members of the Canadian...
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Rollercoasters aren’t always fun

I’ve never been a fan of rollercoasters—and I can see why after recent ups and downs as I deal with depression. Just like the real rollercoaster, the ones I have had happen lately have you...
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LETTER: A Toxic Soup of Painkillers – Thoughts on the Opioid Epidemic

To the Editor: The opioid epidemic that is gripping North America is an emerging issue for Nova Scotians and for our health-care system. Misuse of opioids, such as hydromorphone, oxycodone and morphine, has been a...
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New doctor coming to Beaver Bank

BEAVER BANK: A new family doctor will soon be serving residents of Beaver Bank, the local MLA said. In his speech to those at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre’s volunteer board’s annual general meeting...
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EDITORIAL: Decisions not made easily

There has been a lot of negative comments left on Social Media following the decision to postpone the Christmas on the Canal Parade of Lights and FRABA Tree Lighting. The decision to do so was...