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Camping season delayed

Those who love to spend their summer camping in the great outdoors have a little longer to wait until the start of camping season. Nova Scotia Provincial Parks has announced via press release that it is delaying the start of camping season at provincial camping parks until at least June 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions....

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Will it be Farewell to Nova Scotia?

Every so often I’m asked if there’s a difference between writing for a weekly newspaper like The Advocate as opposed to working for a daily like The Chronicle Herald. There sure is. During my last 36 years with the provincial paper, I produced five columns every week. For the last 17 years, I’ve been submitting...

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Thinking of Donnie and Jean Murray

It hasn’t been easy for any of us, day after day after day, listening to Justin Trudeau from Ottawa and Dr. Robert Strang in Halifax. At the beginning, we believed the COVID-19 pandemic might hang around for a few weeks, maybe a couple of months or more. Now we’re halfway into a 14th month, still...

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Local writer gives a voice to generations who had none

First book explores trauma stories of African Nova Scotians told around kitchen tables New Glasgow’s Angela Bowden lives by a mantra that she’s carried with her throughout her entire life: I know I can do it. And she does it. Bowden is a strong, powerful writer and activist who is, right now, riding high. She...

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Google and Facebook are a new threat

… and Canada needs new weapons to fight back By John Hinds News Media Canada In public policy terms, it’s called “generals fighting the last war.” It’s the doomed — if entirely understandable — default tactic of using the same strategies and weapons that won previous battles in an entirely new setting against a new...

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