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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… The rest of the story

Re: A baffled Francis MacMillan (former Trenton councillor ) To the Editor: Thank you for your interest in the current Council in Trenton. Elections often bring out the best and the worst in people. It is my belief that if you have to put someone down to make yourself look better, it says something more...

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Fall ticks are on the move

To the Editor: Fall is in the air and it is peak season for ticks as they are still out there questing for a blood meal. The nymph ticks are not as plentiful as most have had their blood meal and molted to an adult tick. The adult ticks are looking for a meal and...

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Summer, ticks and lyme

To the Editor: Summer is flying by and the male cicadas can be heard singing out in the search for a mate. I always think hearing the singing cicadas and enjoying garden tomatoes and cucumbers tells us summer is on the downhill. We have been experiencing extended periods of unusually hot and dry weather as...

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This is progress?

To the Editor: It was becoming so boring and tedious with only Tim’s cups the main garbage littering the road on Caribou Island. Now with McDonald’s we get new coffee cup litter and even a full meal deal window toss when we are really lucky. We must embrace change they say — it’s the “new...

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Pick up the phone, it’s your conscience ringing

By Angela Bowden Special to The Advocate Angela Bowden is a talented writer, poet and activist born and raised in New Glasgow. She is a freelance writer for the Nova Scotia Advocate. Angela delivered a TedxTalk in December 2019 where she bares her soul and encourages black women to begin the process of healing their...

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