Time for change, in many areas

To the Editor: In 2017 all of Nova Scotia was declared to be at risk for Lyme disease. What do you do if, after following all the precautions, you are bitten? Or have symptoms? The first thing to do if you find an attached tick is to have it safely removed. Follow the information for...

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Fair equalization payments needed so municipalities can survive

To the Editor: The federal equalization program as administered does raise some of the following questions for citizens in the economically struggling areas of Nova Scotia: Why is the town of Mulgrave probably the next town to dissolve? Why have five towns already disappeared as a municipal unit? Why is this federal tax money handed...

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Hope for lessons learned and end to domestic violence

To the Editor: We find ourselves in a very discouraging place in 2020. I hope, as a population, we learn some important lessons as a result of the anguish caused by the Dartmouth denturist. Too often we spend time looking for someone, a service provider or sometimes just anybody, to blame. Most recently, there has...

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Tick numbers on the rise

To the Editor: The time spent in self isolation has allowed wildlife to move into new areas and drop ticks. This year has already been viewed as a bad years for ticks. This means we will all have to be extra vigilant to protect ourselves, our children and our pets. I have had contact with...

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Seeking info on piper Walter Beaton

To the Editor: My name is Barry Shears and I am a highland piper originally from Glace Bay, NS, now living in BC. I have already published six books of pipe music and bagpipe history from Nova Scotia but my research is far from complete. More info and a short bio can be found at...

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Joy in small acts of kindness in COVID-19

To the Editor: Despite the restrictions imposed because of the COVID pandemic we, in Abercrombie, have noticed small acts of kindness that have brought joy to many people, especially those on the Abercrombie Loop and Viggo Holm Road. An unknown good Samaritan has placed beautifully painted rocks on doorsteps and alongside mail boxes with short...

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Reader happy PM took time to answer

To the Editor: The Advocate of June 03, 2020 displays a picture of several vehicles lined up for service at the newest legal psychoactive drug outlet in Pictou County. Slow week? A note regarding the 21-sec-ond lag in response by our P.M. to a question about the actions of President B. S.: Is it still...

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No wonder governments are unprepared for health crisis

To the Editor: Isn’t this the way for governments to prepare to be “unprepared” for any health care issue like the Covid-19 pandemic now facing Canadians and the world? Why did the Harper Conservative Government severely cut the federal percentage increase in the 2014 Health Accord funding by 50 per cent from the six per...

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Today’s world is full of problems

Dear World: Although I am just a small voice crying in the wild, I will keep crying out. If you read this, then you must know that there are multiple problems in our world today. And if you think that everything is fine, then you are not human. These problems include the coronavirus pandemic, racism,...

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Wildlife is moving in

To the Editor: Human activity during the past number of months has drastically changed due to the COVID-19 shut down with many staying home. Wildlife is moving in and are somewhat confused by the change in human activity. I recently spoke with a friend who lives in Mississauga and she told me of a wild...

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