Northern Pulp’s actions speak louder than words

To the Editor: Northern Pulp’s efforts to turn the company’s failure to move ahead with cleanup of sludge from the Boat Harbour effluent treatment basins into a good news story is pathetic. (Press release, March 23, PA, online) Northern Pulp says they are pleased to work with NS Lands. I guess they would be, if...

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Support for Bill 4

To the Editor: There is a lot of division and fear mongering going on right now around the Liberal government’s Biodiversity Act being promoted by Forest NS through a made up group called the Concerned Private Landowner Coalition. A full page ad in the Chronicle Herald on Saturday, March 13 says this new legislation will...

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April showers bring May nymph ticks

To the Editor: We are all anticipating better weather with the coming April showers and, as the rhyme goes, they bring May flowers — but also hungry nymph ticks. It is useful to have some knowledge of the tick life cycle. The black legged tick Ixodes scapularisis a three-host tick with each mobile stage feeding...

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LGBTQ+ activist says Catholic church is discriminating

To the Editor: Despite flowery language from Pope Francis during the past few years, in an attempt to lure LGBTQ+ members into their fold, the reality is quite different, but not really surprising as the Vatican decreed on Monday that same-sex marriages cannot be blessed because, “God does not bless sin.” The Roman Catholic Church...

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Justice delayed is justice denied

To the Editor: Do Black Lives Matter in Nova Scotia? What will it take for Black Lives to Matter in Nova Scotia? The African Nova Scotian Decade for People of African Descent Coalition, representing African Nova Scotian organizations across the province, joins the many concerned citizens who are calling for the sentencing of Shawn Wade...

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Knowledge is power when it comes to identifying Lyme disease

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that knowledge regarding Lyme and co-infections is controversial at this time. There are still health care professionals who say ‘no Lyme here’ or will tell you they do not believe in it. There is little knowledge of Lyme and the co-infections ticks can carry. The ones who suffer are...

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Looking for family info, and places to see

To the Editor: I am researching my friend Emma’s family tree. When she did a DNA test, she discovered that she has a lot of matches in Nova Scotia. Her mother was adopted. Using that DNA and her matches, we have traced her grandfather. He was Edward Carson Morrison, b. 1922. His parents were George...

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Council’s proposed wind bylaw requires some changes

To the Editor: To the council of the Municipality of Pictou County regarding the proposed wind bylaw: The power production of the existing wind turbines in Pictou County is more than sufficient to provide all the electricity of its inhabitants. The problem is the intermittency of the wind and the storage of the produced electricity....

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Knowledge is power in Tick Awareness Month

To the Editor: March is Tick Awareness Month and this awareness program is in its sixth year. This year’s theme is, “Could ticks be there? Be tick aware!” The focus is on the growing geographical distribution of ticks in North America, building on last year’s focus that tick season can be every season. Veterinarians have...

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Community support enables Summer Street to facilitate opportunities for clients

To the Editor: Summer Street is a person-centered organization and it is reflected in everything we do. Our spectrum of services takes into account personal interests and varying degrees of ability and independence. Although programs range from personal care and health to social skills and employment, there is considerable interconnection. On any given day, a...

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