MADD candlelight vigil held in memory of victims of impaired drivers
Seniors academy underway in Amherst
Red lights on school buses mean stop
No punches pulled at climate talks in Pugwash
CJSMA seeking someone to process its recyclables
Coats for Cumberland returns
Rediscovering the bells that delight Amherst’s downtown
Amherst native near Las Vegas shooting scene
Creating close-knit communities on Amherst-based website
Cape Breton Post
The Stepford Wives – of Amherst
A hundred million Canadians by 2100?
Don’t abandon what’s tried and true with tourism industry
Russell Wangersky: No excuses
Russell Wangersky: Workers’ comp — he who pays the piper doesn’t always call the tune
EDITORIAL PANEL: Lots of positives to celebrate in Amherst
CHRISTIE: It's that time
That can range from a roomy apartment in a seniors’ building, whether a city high rise or on a single floor as are being built in Amherst, to a shared room in a care facility. Gone are the attics and basements and spare rooms and closets for storage: ...
FRANKLY SPEAKING: Absence of reason
The policy is aimed at reducing an increasingly troubling climb in the number of high school students missing extensive periods of class time. According to Minister Zack Churchill, almost a quarter of all high school students are missing more than ...
BLANCH: Amherst is an inclusive community
This year we hosted our first Pride Parade, which was very well attended. The success of National Aboriginal Day events, especially the pow wow, has been a fantastic opportunity for cultural sharing. Recently Amherst has had great success sponsoring ...
COMMENTARY: Student attendance policy will prepare young people for the work world
There were consequences for your actions. The term in those days was truancy. Over time, the education system has taken a slippery slope in how it has been addressing the issue of absenteeism from the classroom. As professor of education Paul ...
Russell Wangersky: All I want is for my kids to be safe from men with no understanding of suffering
Russell WangerskyThe last time I thought I might be at risk from nuclear fallout, I was in grade school and the air raid sirens in Halifax were wailing in the middle of the school day, either by accident or technical error, and we were looking out ...
Ivany apathy and demographics
Have you also noticed that it is not uncommon for homes to sell significantly below their current Property Valuation Services Corporation Market Value Assessment? Declining population and economic opportunities are bad enough, but when you add in a ...
Will God save the King?
Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, age 96, is no longer carrying out public engagements after 64 years of public service. The reign of his 91-year old wife, Queen Elizabeth II, will likely end soon, preferably by her stepping down, to be replaced ...
Renewing acquaintances at town crier competition
So I was indeed quite excited some time ago when my good friend Lloyd Smith, town crier of Windsor, called and asked if I would be a judge at an international town criers competition being hosted in the Annapolis Valley by three criers from that ...
DEGANNES: Action is needed on poverty, not more talk
Lawrence McKay of the United Steelworkers of America contends that too many Nova Scotians are living in poverty because they simply can’t make ends meet on the current minimum wage. He’s suggesting the town could set an example for other communities ...
Russell Wangersky: Subsidized sports getting a deal at taxpayers' expense
Russell WangerskyOne benefit of the battle? That the sort of deal that’s on the table has become public fodder, so we can get an idea of just how much public involvement private business sports operations seem to feel they deserve. And the offers ...