COLUMN: 100 Dads – Be free and plenty with hugs

Chris is a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and husband to Jen, (Mom #47) another veteran of our Forces. This big, broad biker has had two tours in Afghanistan and takes great pride in having served and protected his country. These days Chris enjoys a peaceful life in a beautiful world surrounded by...

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COLUMN: The Local Climate – Solving plastic

I find it exhausting when we declare problems unsolvable, as though dedicated dollars and engineering haven’t already granted us the gifts of flight, cell phones and space travel. By comparison the things we have yet to figure out, like ridding plastic from our oceans, should be seen as a matter of time and talent, not...

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COLUMN: The Local Climate – Vote Earth

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com I’ve never enjoyed talking politics, always searching of the genuine behind blatant facades, but at times like this it’s critical we pay attention. This coming election is the most important in my lifetime. I say that about every election and it’s always true, because each takes us closer to the climatic...

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COLUMN: 100 Dads – don’t be afraid to be afraid

By Doreen Coady Jeff is the proud Dad to two sweet babies who are moving full speed through the early years. He and Georgina, (Mom #21), are enjoying their new world and all the love it brings. Jeff holds many aspirations for his children; however, it’s most important to him that they live their lives...

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COLUMN: The Local Climate – 13 per cent

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com Let’s go back to 2013, when our provincial government, in partnership with numerous stakeholders, created the Parks and Protected Areas Plan. It was an inspired document, identifying huge tracts of land which were ripe for formal protection either as wilderness areas, nature reserves or provincial parks, most of which were mapped,...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know Central Nova Green Party’s Barry Randle

Name: Barry Randle Community:Pictou Family: The Green family Profession:Small business owner Why are you running? I have finally decided to run, after being involved peripherally for many years, because of the urgency of the impending climate disaster. I felt it was time not just to talk the talk but walk the walk. What do you...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know Betsy MacDonald, running in Central Nova

Betsy MacDonald is running for the NDP in Central Nova Name: Betsy MacDonald Community: Antigonish Family:Mother of 7-year-old daughter (Alison) Profession:Community organizer, political activist and musician Why are you running? I decided to run out of concern for the future of my seven-year-old daughter. She and her peers are facing an insecure future due to...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know NDP’s Matt Stickland

Stickland running for NDP in Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Name:Matt Stickland Community: Live in Lawrencetown, running in Sackville Preston Chezzetcook Family: I have been married for four years; my wife and I have a son, who’s just starting to master walking. Profession: I was in the Navy for 10 and a half years serving on Frigates and then...

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EDITORIAL: Bernier giving Canadians more reason to ignore PPC

Maxime Bernier wants to be Prime Minister of Canada. But what would-be PM attacks a 16-year-old girl by calling her “mentally unstable” because she advocates about climate change. Well, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) has done just that in a fiery tweet-storm towards Greta Thuneberg, the Swedish teen that just completed...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know Matt Southall

Southall running for People’s Party of Canada in Kings Hants Name: Matthew Southall Community: Kentville Family: Mike and Cyndi Southall (Parents), Thomas and Daniel Southall (Brothers). Girlfriend Michelle MacRae. Profession: Telecommunications Technician, Union Representative Why are you running? I do stand-up comedy as a side hobby and take an active role in the discussion online...

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