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Opinion: Give the Cat Ferry a break

SCOTIA PRINCE, 1987
First a disclosure: Saltscapes magazine, of which I am co-publisher, has enjoyed a business relationship with Bay Ferries since 2002.
 

Opposition parties up in arms about McNeil's pricey new hire

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. 
 

Too obvious to ignore Yarmouth ferry facts?

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.

McNeil accused of favouring Liberal insiders for high-paying jobs

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.

Late Night Stage series designed for audience building at Folk Fest

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.

Aboriginal music theme for 2016 Folk Steps Music Conference

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. 

OPINION: Four-year doctors contracts part of health-care system re-design

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.

Cittaslow comes to Wolfville

First in Nova Scotia, Third in Canada

Truro celebrates pride

NDP LEADER GARY BURRILL, MLA  LENORE ZANN (CONTRIBUTED)
 
The Town of Truro saw its first-ever Pride Parade Saturday, attracting thousands of visitors to watch the colourful event.
 

Youth getting schooled in folk music traditions

FREE WORKSHOPS for youth and all ages
 

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