VIBERT: Animosity congealing in PC leadership race
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Being truthful to constituents should be the law
VIBERT: Maritime men among the least healthy
Russell Wangersky: When you can’t trust your partner
Russell Wangersky: Trying to read the signs
Russell Wangersky: Truth is stranger than fiction
Russell Wangersky: Let’s hope this bill passes amicably
For the first time in 20 years, Canada’s divorce legislation is getting an overhaul. Good. Let’s just hope it’s the right kind of overhaul. C-78, the recently introduced bill that makes the changes, ...
JIM VIBERT: Seniors face ageism, battle isolation
Ageism is pervasive in Nova Scotia, as it is everywhere in North America, but Nova Scotians are older so should know better. In fact, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and – surprise – Florida have the oldest populations among all states, ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: It is (over) written
Russell Wangersky Words — I love them. Except, of course, when they are in the hands of governments. Oh, communications professionals, why, oh why, can’t you use your powers for good? I’ve collected a few of my ...
Russell Wangersky: Trudeau’s government on the wrong track with this one
Years ago, when I was first working in journalism, one of my editors impressed on me the need for always asking the “what if?” questions. What if you’re misreading the paper trail? What if the interview subject that ...
Russell Wangersky: Consider the source
What do you do when your best source of information is also part of the story? I’ll explain. Realtors are where the rubber hits the road in the housing market. When the federal government brought in a stress test for ...
STEVE BARTLETT: Get your kids to power down their devices and turn The Corner
I miss The Corner at the intersection of Carmen and Notre Dame. My parents had a white fence there, along the western side of our yard. At times, the top rung of the fence would buckle with the weight of 30 kids. At times, the laughter from ...
VIBERT: The 40 per cent solution works for McNeil
A stubborn 40 per cent of Americans seem to stick by Donald Trump through ick and thin, and a similar-sized slice of Nova Scotians has attached itself semi-permanently to Premier Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government. When four-out-of-10 ...
VIBERT: Does arc still bend toward justice?
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring words were adapted from a sermon by Theodore Parker, a 19th Century American Unitarian minister and abolitionist who wrote: “I ...
Russell Wangersky: The politics of marketing
Friday was a historic day for the English language. Or for the brown king crab — no, sorry, for the golden king crab. (I’ll explain.) On Friday, May 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally, grudgingly, ...
VIBERT: Premier supports marine protection, elsewhere
Nova Scotia is all for marine protected zones unless they interfere with our chances of making a buck. That’s not quite how Premier Stephen McNeil put it Friday in Moncton where he appeared before a national advisory panel that’s ...