With this first budget truly its own, the NDP government is finally setting sail in earnest after nearly a year of preparation, delays and mishaps.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
We need to step back from the frenzy for a moment and contemplate the deeper mysteries. Enchanted parsnips just might be the trick!
We've chowed down on the promises of convention centre promoters and ignored a powerful set of facts that paint a bleak picture of the convention business.
It took a spectacular eruption of pent-up exasperation, but it finally struck home. When it did, last Tuesday, MLAs had trimmed off up to a million dollars a year in annual allowances.
Finance Minister Graham Steele is doing the rounds, consulting the public on what to do in the upcoming budget to stave off a brutal rise in deficits and debt.
The more consequential resignation triggered by the expenses scandal is not that of Yarmouth Tory MLA Richard Hurlburt. It’s that of Pamela Harrison, former NDP treasurer and longtime activist.
Nova Scotia 'facing big shortage of workers' was the headline from a forum of business people and politicians in the Valley this week. Can it be?
The auditor general's report has done more than churn up troubling stuff. It has in a sense taken the pulse of our politics after some 20 years of malfunction.
I hate to be grim, but there's this gnawing question in the air: Is democracy in trouble? If so, what does it mean? In both Canada and the U.S., what's transpiring is astonishing.
Big wind farms in financial or deadline trouble are almost daily fare on the business pages these days. Here's stuff we should know while we still have time to reset our options.