Out of the cold … and into the warmth of giving

Choosing to fulfill a need she saw, Amber Guthro, a member of the First United Baptist Church sprung to action. As the season of giving drew closer, she realized there are some adults in the community who may not have access to proper clothing for the season. Following a structure similar to the annual Coats […]

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Town councils should follow Dicks’ lead in youth engagement

To the Editor: I commend New Glasgow’s new mayor, Nancy Dicks for her leadership. She feels it is important that young people in the town have the opportunity to have a better line of communication with the town and following her lead, New Glasgow council is looking at striking a new committee that will focus […]

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Govt’s must provide leadership, support to municipalities

To the Editor: After every municipal election, the provincial Municipal Affairs department organizes a training session for new municipal councillors. New councillors receive basic information on topics such as conflicts of interest, governing legislation and financial management. This year’s session contained a surprise – a hard-sell on amalgamation. Albertan Doug Griffiths, author of 13 Ways […]

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Put politics aside and reform classrooms

To the Editor: Two days with a conciliator in an effort to reach an agreement between the NSTU and Liberal Government ended very quickly. Premier Stephen MacNeil and Educational Minister Karen Casey continue to suggest they want to hear from teachers and help with working conditions, in particular, what actually should be happening in the […]

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