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The true price of giving in to Trump’s ultimatum in dairy

To the Editor: Canadian dairy farmers woke up Monday to realize that their worst nightmare had become a crushing reality. Despite multiple assurance to the contrary, the Trudeau government sacrificed them once again at the altar of flawed trade negotiations. Faced with an American administration that prefers to dump their problem on our doorstep rather than fix...

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LAWPS welcomes summer student

To the Editor: Let Abilities Work is very pleased that Hannah MacDonald will be employed by our group under a Canada Summer Jobs grant for July and August as our summer student recreation assistant. She will be assisting our organization in Pictou County to promote and provide our inclusive social and recreational activities (bowling, archery, fishing, picnic, barbecue, LORDA bus...

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Internet service: Tax dollars need to be spent on needs of people and not wants

To the Editor: A few thoughts on the recent announcement by the provincial government that our tax dollars would be funneled into private companies. Specifically I refer to the $1.4 million to be given, not loaned, to the companies that are supposed to provide internet service to Nova Scotians. These companies are in the business...

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Traditional knowledge is science

By Darren Porter In the case of Nova Scotia’s tidal development, scientists/politicians have ignored the fact traditional knowledge is science. This dismissive condescending mind set has created the situation tidal energy finds itself in today. Today’s scientists have a tendency to reject the traditional knowledge of First Nations peoples, commercial fishermen and recreational fishermen as...

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Pride events broadcasts, rural areas ignored

To the Editor: Rural Nova Scotia has traditionally been somewhat ignored when it concerns special events. I am referring to the coverage that CTV News and others view as insignificant regarding Pride Week celebrations. I approached this station to have a report on the Pride flag raising ceremony that took place Monday, June 4 in...

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Voice your opinion on what you want for postal service

To the Editor: Re:  Canada needs postal peace – July 6, 2016 Since its formation in 1965, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has produced a number of significant advances for workers and its members. In 1965, a “wildcat” strike was instrumental in obtaining collective bargaining rights for federal public sector workers. In 1981,...

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Other suggestions to twinning highway

To the Editor: In reference to Chief Joe MacDonald’s recent article (on the need to twin the TransCanda Highway 104 near Barney’s River)… “Speed” has been identified as the main cause of the horrific accidents, so doesn’t twinning only encourage the idiot drivers to go even faster? Since speed is the cause, why not do...

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Many people to thank for success of Crohn’s and Colitis group events

To the Editor: Early in June, Pictou County Crohn’s and Colitis had its annual Gutsy Walk in New Glasgow. We had a very successful day with an excellent display of public support. This year we had some teams participate, which added to the day. We are pleased to report that the amount raised, which included...

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Reliable Internet needed

To the Editor: I frequently hear from constituents regarding their frustration with lack of or unreliable Internet service. This is a very real problem for many in Pictou West and throughout rural Nova Scotia. Tasks that were once done in person, such as shopping, communicating, education and banking are now done online.  Where does that...

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Restore golf club to former grandeur

To the Editor: Having just had any idea of amalgamation quashed, we now need to focus on how to survive on our own. As we are trying to tout our town and county as a tourist destination, we need to look for places and things we have to attract people to our area. Pictou, at...

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