Population statistics only tell half the story

To the Editor: Statistics show that Nova Scotia’s overall population is growing. That’s the good news part of the story. Unfortunately, in this case, there is another troubling statistic lurking below the surface: Nova Scotia’s growth is almost exclusive to HRM. Good for HRM but for everyone outside of the city, these statistics only emphasize...

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To doctors: Nova Scotians value you

To the Editor: At some point, you’ve probably searched the job ads. Some look interesting, some… not so much. High stress job; management won’t support you or provide the necessary tools; management won’t respect you and will routinely belittle your ideas; and pays less than the same job in other provinces. Sound appealing? Well, believe...

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Medical help required as awareness grows

To the Editor: People’s awareness of ticks and the diseases they carry has increased over the past number of years. The need is there for the medical community to catch up with the scientific community. Knowledge changes and now it is time for acceptance of current research. Change will not happen tomorrow as new information...

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Davis Day observed

Pictou Centre MLA Pat Dunn addresses those gathered at the miner’s memorial in Stellarton to observe and celebrate Davis Day this morning. Students from GR Saunders Elementary School were among those gathered for the occasion. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Education funding cuts affect success of future generations

To the Editor: In Nova Scotia, we have an abundance of natural resources but if I’m to be honest, I believe our greatest natural resource is our future generations. The best way to nurture our future is through a strong education system that puts the needs of students first and one that values those individuals...

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Killing of bear was dangerous to those travelling behind

To the Editor: Sometime on the evening of Thursday, May 23, less than 1 km east of the Elmfield Road on Route 256, a large black bear was struck and killed by a large vehicle travelling west at a high rate of speed. To the person or persons responsible for this act I have two...

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Effective council would have found more ways to reduce costs

To the Editor: Our local radio station reports today (May 22) that the Town of New Glasgow has raised tax rates by 1.1 per cent. According to the radio report, Mayor Dicks has stated that “council has no choice”. With all due respect, Council does (or at least did) have choices. Had council undertaken the...

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Nelson, Ruth Emily Cecelia (Osmond)

Nelson (Osmond) Ruth Emily Cecelia – 84, from Pictou, passed peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on May 6, 2019 in the ICU of the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Corner Brook Newfoundland she immigrated to Canada in 1944 to become an active member of the community. Ruth served her country in the Canadian Air Force...

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Broadcasters should be doing more to make television accessible for blind Canadians

To the Editor: This television program will resume “at a later date” As one of 1.5 million Canadians living with sight loss, I was overjoyed that described video would be available for all shows during prime-time hours starting in September 2019, as mandated by the Canadian Radio- Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). But now three...

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Ticks explosion — be aware

To the Editor: The weather is slowly improving and more people are active and moving outdoors. I had a call from someone the other week who was bitten while doing yard work and found the tick the next day but unfortunately did not save the tick. I also had contact with someone who had taken...

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