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Liberals need to make doctor recruitment, retention a priority

To the Editor: I wish to thank everyone who attended the public rally that took place at Summer Street Industries to discuss problems with access to health care and doctor shortages in Pictou County. In particular, I wish to thank those who were courageous enough to share their personal stories about the health issues they […]

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Province hiring nurses is better late than never

To the Editor: It’s good news that the province has decided to hire 13 more nurse practitioners and nine family practice nurses across the province.  They are an important part of the healthcare system. While this announcement doesn’t replace the need for a plan for more doctors, it is certainly something that many voices have […]

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Questions for the municipal candidates

To the Editor: Given the recent rejection of the proposed amalgamation of four municipal units in Pictou County to the great expense of its citizenry, voters should ask their candidates who seek to represent  them the following questions when they come knocking on their doors: 1. Regardless of your position concerning the recent failed amalgamation […]

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Decision to not re-offer was a good one

To the Editor: I salute Mayor Barrie MacMillan, Mayor Joe Hawes and councillor James Turple who, following the May 28 no vote did not re-offer in the upcoming elections. Considering the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer’s dollars lost by the MOU adventure, which was not part of their last council’s election mandate, their decision to […]

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Pulse extends thanks for community support of Pints & Politics

To the Editor: Pulse Pictou County would like to thank the community for the interest in our Pints and Politics Municipal Election series. We were pleased to host these sessions to give candidates and residents an opportunity to have conversations about the future of the place we call home. We thank the many candidates who […]

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