Oxford mayor looking forward to year ahead
Light the Way ends successfully
Make Way program gaining steam at NSCC Cumberland
Snowshoe program proving popular in Amherst
Cumberland United Way won’t make its 2017 campaign goal
The good part of the good old days
Public engagement key to community health plans
School board foul
A visit to Ottawa to see Sid the Kid
Cape Breton Post
Russell Wangersky: Pre-budget placation
VIBERT: Private prosecutions have a place, just not in Nova Scotia
VIBERT: Haruspicy isn’t revealing the fate of health care
Russell Wangersky: The luggage you grab might be your last
Russell Wangersky: Gambling with families
VIBERT: Province needs to do more than bury the garbage
DUI deterrence no more
It is said if you want someone to do something, first tell them they can't do it. It appears the Government of Alberta is hoping the reverse is also true. In an attempt to reduce incidents of driving under the influence, Alberta is moving ...
VIBERT: If AI is the answer, what’s the question?
As always, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is, we seem incapable of solving our more pressing or persistent problems. The good news is, we’re getting closer to building a machine that might do it for us. If ...
Jim Vibert: Resolved - Change the program at Nova Scotia Health Authority
New Year’s resolutions are a mug's game. There’s no reason why a promise made by you to you on Dec. 31 should hold a greater likelihood of fulfillment than one made on, say April 1. Nevertheless, they are made, and generally in the ...
Russell Wangersky: Poisoning the planet with plastic
As you sow, so shall you eat. OK, that’s not really the saying, but you’ll see what I mean in a moment. It always amazes me that, no matter how far away from the beaten track you get, you can always find plastic ...
Russell Wangersky: Endings and beginnings
I thought, there but for the grace of God, go I. Go we all. Or words to that effect. I thought it while reading a lengthy collection of information that police had submitted to obtain a search warrant in a recent St. ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: The whiff of weed
There’s a dirty little secret about legalized marijuana, one that could become an issue in neighbourhoods across the country. Well, maybe it would be better to describe it as a stinky little secret, but one that’s likely to become very ...
Russell Wangersky: Not all polls are created equal
They’re great for entertainment purposes, but then again, so are fortune tellers and horoscopes. If you’re looking at public opinion polls to predict things, well, there are wins and there are losses. And lately, more ...
Russell Wangersky: Online activism isn’t all about the reach
Years ago, it was "The Anarchist Cookbook". In the dark ages before absolutely everything was available on the internet, it was an oft-photocopied volume of home-built explosives and other tools. It was a counter-culture product of ...
VIBERT: The soft language of addiction obscures the reality
You can’t say that, you’ll kill somebody. The excoriation wasn’t quite that dramatic, but the sentiment left no doubt as to the perceived dangers inherent in the language of a recent column. The offending words – ...
Raucous times in the House of Commons
When Halifax MP Geoff Regan became Speaker of the House of Commons in late 2015, he put all members of parliament on notice, telling them in his acceptance speech that he would not tolerate a lack of decorum in the House of Commons. His ...