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COLUMN: MLAs highlight goals for sitting of house

Friends, With the fall sitting of the House of Assembly set to open on Oct. 13, we thought now would be a good time to both look back at the summer and get ready for...
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OPINION: Depression needs to be talked about more

I have depression. It is one word, but so hard to say it without the fear of being stigmatized. I finally broke free of keeping what I was feeling inside after my colleagues recognized something...

Editorial Cartoon

This is something we likely won't have much of here on The Laker News digital website, but we thought we would share an Editorial Cartoon that was a team effort. It was drawn by...

COLUMN: MP Darrell Samson’s New Year Message as 2021 begins

As we say goodbye to 2020 and all the hardship it brought, we can all look forward to the new year with optimism: Vaccines for COVID-19 are being rolled out, and while we must remain...

#AsktheVet Decoding your Cat – with Dr. Juanita

Cats can sometimes seem like aliens from another planet! For those of us who share our homes with these strange creatures, it can seem impossible to understand them. They do however have some common,...
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EDITORIAL: Snow day closures anything but a “crisis”

I can finally agree with Education Minister Karen Casey on something when it comes to education—the closure of our schools when there is inclement wintry weather is not a crisis, as a so-called “expert”...
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COLUMN: Talking out my depression, anxiety

Talking. That’s the key thing for a person with depression. Unfortunately, for many they don’t talk and that allows the dark demons to build up and take over. And by then it’s too late to...

COLUMN: The best interests of the child: Who decides and how?

This column is submitted by Fall River Law. One of the key things that we look out for as parents is the best interests of our children, so it is no surprise that when a...

Minister of L’nu Affairs statement on National Truth and Reconciliation Week

HALIFAX: The following is a statement from Karla MacFarlane, Minister of L'nu Affairs. September 26-30 is Truth and Reconciliation Week in Canada, a time to reflect on the legacy of residential schools and honour residential...
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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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