A collective will can help transform long-term care

To the Editor: Long-term care is under the microscope and in the spotlight, and the exactly where we in the sector want it and need it to be. The nursing homes, unions, and our provincial association have been unified yet unheard voices pleading for more investment and changes for many years. During this global pandemic,...

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Candidate a man “of integrity”

To the Editor: As I reflect on the last 18 months, I have come to the conclusion that Darren Stroud will make an excellent mayor of Stellarton. I have seen him in action. A gentleman of integrity, Darren will lead the town in a conscientious manner while applying his extensive experience as a chartered accountant....

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Countering the economic need for a replacement or modernizing pulp mill

To the Editor: Robin Wilbur of Elmsdale Lumber — a sawmill operation that also made pulp chips from otherwise dimensional log portions, continues to beat his drum telling the public to ignore the air and water pollution from a Kraft paper mill. Nothing we’ve read so far indicates a “renewed” pulp mill would have reduced...

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Town of Pictou voters: Be aware

To the Editor As I read the latest edition of The Advocate, I see that several Town of Pictou councillors are re-offering. In their notice of re-offering the say “they are committed to work as hard as they can on your behalf.” Where is that commitment whey they change town policy without consultation or input...

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‘If it ain’t broke …’

To the Editor: I am a very proud resident of Stellarton. Since the present council was elected in 2016, I have attended 95 per cent of the meetings until COVID-19 hit. I have observed firsthand how well they work together. Accomplishments: 1) No tax increase in the town for the last four years. Their thought...

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Counter – Counter Point: Context needed concerning Northern Pulp letter

I feel compelled to respond to Jill Graham-Scanlan’s criticism of my letter of September 1 where I argue for making a modernized Northern Pulp, without using Boat Harbour, a positive part of Premier MacNeil’s legacy. I understand Ms. Graham-Scanlan doesn’t like Northern Pulp and doesn’t seem to want it to operate again. I can even...

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Gov’t inaction at James Beach could set precedent

To the Editor: This is regarding a situation at James Beach (also known as Black Point Beach) in Black Point, Pictou County. My concern surrounds the actions of a local beachside landowner who has filled in the public beach area below the high water mark (HWM) with a large breakwater type structure of many tons...

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Letter not personal attack, but critical of decisions

To the Editor: Response to Mayor’s “The Rest of the Story” First, let me say he is incorrect in stating that I said that they received a six percent raise each year. As he himself stated that they received 2 percent in 2017, 2 percent in 2018, but does not include the 2.9 percent they...

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Long-term care solutions abound

To the Editor: COVID-19 has swept the world and has inflicted profound change on many aspects of society. Long-term care is one example of that change. It is also an example of a segment of society whose problems the coronavirus magnified. Something renowned urban planner Jane Jacobs once said is a guidepost for the journey...

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Counterpoint: Setting the record straight about Northern Pulp woes

Sawmill owner Robin Wilber got a number of essential points backward in his recent opinion piece calling for a revival of Northern Pulp. In hopes of setting the record straight, I would like to address five key errors. 1. The “Government Changed the Goalposts” argument: Let’s be clear, it was Northern Pulp that moved the...

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