NDP Leader Gary Burrill and PC leader Jamies Baillie are calling on premier Stephen McNeil to provide evidence that appropriate policies were followed in the recent hiring of former journalist Marilla Stephenson as managing director of corporate and external affairs.
Halifax Metro columnist Stephen Kimber says that Transportation minister Geoff MacLellan could learn a thing or two about openess and transparency from the City of Portland as that city has released passenger counts from The Cat Ferry to and from Portland, while MacLellan has repeatedly refused that info to reporters.
Saying that lowest paid workers left behind as premier McNeil provides his inner circle with generous salaries and appointments, NDP Leader Gary Burrill has raised concerns about high level staff appointments given that Stephen McNeil is unwilling to discuss increasing the province’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society has realized that it is in everybody's best interest to expand the the audience for the ever-popular Folk Harbour Festival and they have set about to focus on a new goal this year to start reaching younger audiences. The strategy is two-fold; to attract younger supporters coming to their events and to prolong the lifespan of the festival.
The Folk Steps 2016 Music Conference featuring international aboriginal music has been planned for the opening day of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Thursday, August 4. The Conference is produced by the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society and is designed to stimulate interest in traditional folk music.
We have long heard calls for redesigning Nova Scotia's health-care system, and that's exactly what we have been working toward for the past three years. We know there are improvements to be made in access to and quality of care.
The types of changes needed, if done well, will take time.