Community control offers internet solutions

To the Editor: Much needed investment in rural internet was announced earlier this year. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a $120 million giveaway to the big telecom companies, rather than money to seed responsive community solutions to a very complex issue. Nova Scotia desperately needs a rural internet strategy, but this plan simply […]

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Send a message to the vocal few

To the Editor: I find the current rhetoric about Northern Pulp sobering. Recently, the Nova Scotia government announced a firm date of Jan. 31, 2020 to end the mill’s discharge into Northumberland Strait at Boat Harbour. The mill plans to change the discharge location slightly with a pipe extending east of the current site about […]

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Lyme awareness must continue

To the Editor: March was Tick Awareness Month for the veterinarians and May was Lyme Disease Awareness Month for the humans; it is time for year-round awareness as the problem is not going to go away. In 2016, more than 88 per cent of the cases of Lyme reported were from Nova Scotia, Quebec and […]

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June is Scleroderma Awareness Month

To the Editor: June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease that means “hard skin,” can cause thickening and tightening of the skin, as well as serious damage to internal organs. Approximately one in 2,500 Canadians live with the disease; approximately 200 in Nova Scotia. The Scleroderma Society of Nova Scotia is committed […]

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