Home sweet home, Canada

My name is Alain Mpenzi. I was born in Congo in 1999. My family fled their home country in search for peace and reached Malawi. Life was hard then but fortunately my mum had her first-born twins my sister Aline and myself. Even though this was good news it was difficult because of the war....

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Still hope for a solution (Part 2)

Further to my article printed in The Advocate January 1, 2020 edition, the economic situation in Nova Scotia has deteriorated significantly since the December 20, 2019 announcement that NP would receive no extension to use the Boat Harbour for its effluent after January 31, 2020. Thousands of mill and forestry workers, as well as many,...

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Shareholders’ names missing from greeting

To the Editor: Did anyone notice the full page Christmas Season greeting in the Halifax Herald? The entire background was composed of a list of the thousands of Nova Scotians who will be negatively affected if Northern Pulp shuts down. But, did anyone notice that the names of the biggest losers of all — the...

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Effluent is still effluent

To the Editor: I am writing to alert readers to two important errors in an article titled “Northern Pulp considering hot idle option,” published in the NG News on January 4 . The errors appear to come from statements made by Robin Wilber of Elmsdale Lumber. The article stated, “To keep the mill in hot...

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Bullying a big problem in schools today

To the Editor: Thinking of how things have changed or not changed: 50 some years ago I can recall how my youngest sister in Grade 1 regularly came home on the bus with black tape over her mouth for talking out in class. This would never happen today! When I was in Grade 8 our...

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Sharing ownership for Pictou County

To the Editor: The recent news about the closure of Northern Pulp has had a profound impact on our region. It is a turning point for our community and we are at an important crossroads on a journey towards a new way of being. It is a path that many are supportive of, relieved and...

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Still time to avert disaster and create a win-win-win solution

Ever since the Boat Harbour Act was proclaimed in 2014, the PLFN has exercised great patience and respect for the processes undertaken as part of the Act. On December 20, 2019, the PLFN was rewarded with the confirmed closing of Boat Harbour on January 31, 2020. Their actions over the last number of years has...

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Lyme – When will there be change?

To the Editor: There are many doctors here in Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada who will say Lyme is a controversial topic and do not want to talk about it. There are other doctors who say they do not believe in Lyme. Many doctors believe Lyme is very rare and easily treated with...

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‘Merry Christmas’ gets my business

To the Editor: Why has Happy Holidays taken over from Merry Christmas? It is so bland nowadays so as not to offend — well, it offends me and any business that say it wishes Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas on its premises won’t get my family’s custom. If we all took this stand maybe...

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Lyme – When will there be change?

To the Editor: There are many doctors here in Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada who will say Lyme is a controversial topic and do not want to talk about it. There are other doctors who say they do not believe in Lyme. Many doctors believe Lyme is very rare and easily treated with...

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