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COLUMN: Clearing up the misinformation about MAID and mental disorders 

The following Opinion/Column piece was submitted to us by Helen Long, CEO, Dying With Dignity Canada. (The opinions expressed in this piece do not reflect the views of the Laker News.) On March 17, 2024,...

EDITORIAL: Sign wars – a nice distraction from the gloom

It all started in East Hants with a sign at McNeill’s Shell that said “Who wants to go tow to tow. Big Dog Sign Wars.” The last line refers to the Truro radio station, Big...
Laker-editorial

LETTER: A Smile Day for Pat scheduled for May 26

To the Editor: Pat Healey, our local Laker and Weekly Press reporter for many years has always been much more than that.  Pat has been a tremendous community supporter, a friend to all, a volunteer...

OP-ED: Restrictions frustrating, challenging

HALIFAX: The following is an excerpt of the speech given by Dr. Robert Strang, Chief medical officer of health for N.S., during the COVID19 briefing. “If this pattern continues, we may be able to lift...

A SMILE-filled thank you!

Who would have thought a simple conversation about me needing dental surgery would have blossomed into what Pat’s Smile Day turned out to be. In December 2017, I mentioned to Barry Dalrymple, who I have...
Laker-editorial

COLUMN: Suffering through the perils of mental illnesses

Since I have informed people that I have been diagnosed with and am struggling with depression, the reaction has been much different than I expected. I had expected a different reaction, one that contained the...
Laker-editorial

LETTER: Questions about development unanswered

To the Editor: In response to Brian Hayes’ piece in The Chronicle Herald of September 3, 2018: “Fall River senior living proposal gets support." To establish the proposed 360-unit, five-building seniors complex at the Baker/Carr...

COLUMN: Federal Carbon tax unacceptable: Premier Houston

The following is a column sent out by Premier Tim Houston to media. On July 1, Nova Scotians will wake up to increases in the cost of gasoline, diesel and other everyday goods.  The Government...

HEALEY: NSians are better than plate-shaming stories

The number of stories about people being plate shamed for being outside the Atlantic Bubble and driving throughout N.S., N.B., PEI or NL have been outstanding. Specifically in N.S., I know of five families who...

Wellness Within: Hiking safely this summer

This column is done by Journey to Wellness with Deborah Peddle-Hann. It comes as no surprise that outdoor activities have picked up significantly in the last year and many of us have been out exploring...
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