I'm back from Australia, where my wife and I spent a month visiting family. By the time we left, the catastrophic floods of Queensland were occurring to a degree unprecedented in recorded history.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
At last. We have the best plan ever on health care with the recent report by Dr. John Ross. And the government has accepted all his recommendations. But what now?
The NDP government in Nova Scotia is suddenly a hive of activity. At 18 months, with its many studies and policy processes maturing, it's making the stands that will mark its mandate.
To even think about the remote chance of peace worldwide, and a world order that encourages it, is also to reflect on how relentlessly militarized our entire reality is becoming.
Antique infrastructure and worsening conditions. The province has policies about to come out on this -- on transportation infrastructure, forestry and natural resources, and coastal protection.
One thing about our health care system in Nova Scotia: It produces good reports on what to do. It's doing it that's the problem.
How can we shift from complaining about rising power rates to demanding and using the alternatives that will allow us to keep energy affordable even if rates do rise?
I'm anxious to stop bleeding electronic ink on the subject, but it looks as though the convention centre saga is far from over and will be keeping the opinion mills running for some time.
It is proper that the premier and his divided cabinet ignore the hollering and take the time to make a decision they can reasonably defend -- whatever it is.
The devastation is astounding in a place where the once-cold waters of the North Atlantic used to break up hurricanes into post-tropical depressions by the time they made landfall.