NEWFOUNDLAND is talking tough with the oil companies that want to develop the provinceâ€™s offshore oil and gas potential, and that is raising the eyebrows of some in Nova Scotia who are wondering if it is having an impact on how the province is viewed by the energy sector.
My father was in the Navy, and his career bounced us from Ottawa, to Halifax, to Toronto, back and forth, for years, and then later, to Norfolk and London, England. While I spent half my youth living in Dartmouth, I spent the other half being conditioned by my mother to love Nova Scotia and miss home when we lived away.
I am honored to be one of two culture people on tomorrow (edit – THURSDAY, not Friday) CBC’s Information Morning talking about the future of the city post Commonwealth 2014. Us culture folks are going to cap off a morning of talk about Halifax entitled “Winners or Whiners.” (?) My segment is on between 8-8:30 am. To listen online check –more–
Community vs. big-box schools ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE SCHOOL closures, and the building of new schools, is a hot topic in Nova Scotia. Itâ€™s a sore spot for parents whose kids face losing their local school in favour of a larger, consolidated one outside their community. Financial savings are often cited for this worrying trend of closing small, community schools and –more–