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LAWPS welcomes summer student

To the Editor: Let Abilities Work is very pleased that Hannah MacDonald will be employed by our group under a Canada Summer Jobs grant for July and August as our summer student recreation assistant. She will be assisting our organization in Pictou County to promote and provide our inclusive social and recreational activities (bowling, archery, fishing, picnic, barbecue, LORDA bus […]

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Internet service: Tax dollars need to be spent on needs of people and not wants

To the Editor: A few thoughts on the recent announcement by the provincial government that our tax dollars would be funneled into private companies. Specifically I refer to the $1.4 million to be given, not loaned, to the companies that are supposed to provide internet service to Nova Scotians. These companies are in the business […]

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Traditional knowledge is science

By Darren Porter In the case of Nova Scotia’s tidal development, scientists/politicians have ignored the fact traditional knowledge is science. This dismissive condescending mind set has created the situation tidal energy finds itself in today. Today’s scientists have a tendency to reject the traditional knowledge of First Nations peoples, commercial fishermen and recreational fishermen as […]

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Voice your opinion on what you want for postal service

To the Editor: Re:  Canada needs postal peace – July 6, 2016 Since its formation in 1965, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has produced a number of significant advances for workers and its members. In 1965, a “wildcat” strike was instrumental in obtaining collective bargaining rights for federal public sector workers. In 1981, […]

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Many people to thank for success of Crohn’s and Colitis group events

To the Editor: Early in June, Pictou County Crohn’s and Colitis had its annual Gutsy Walk in New Glasgow. We had a very successful day with an excellent display of public support. This year we had some teams participate, which added to the day. We are pleased to report that the amount raised, which included […]

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