Category Archives: Nova Scotia

Our Zimmerman case

Over two years after she was allegedly raped, and four months after she took her own life, two of Rehtaeh Parsons’s alleged tormentors will appear in court today: Two young men face child pornography charges today in a high-profile court … Continue reading

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“Cyber Safety” in Nova Scotia

This province’s new Cyber Safety Act, drafted after the horrible Rehteah Parsons case came to light, officially took effect yesterday. The law firm of Stewart McKelvey published this brief summary of the new law: Cyberbullying is defined in the Act as: any … Continue reading

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Could you forgive?

Try not to be moved to tears as you read this emotionally shattering piece from CBC’s Phonse Jessome, about a deeply religious Nova Scotia mother who lost her two daughters to an impaired driver – and then forgave him. It … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Maintenance Enforcement Mess

The Dexter government’s inexplicable decision to move the Maintenance Enforcement Program from Halifax to Cape Breton is creating massive headaches for support recipients: More stories of confusion and uncertainty emerged Tuesday over the NDP government moving the offices and staff … Continue reading

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Two related stories

Canada: A Nova Scotia teenager who made international headlines for getting suspended from school after wearing a T-shirt with a Christian message didn’t attend classes on Monday and may be leaving the school for good. William Swinimer, a Grade 12 … Continue reading

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“Life is Wasted Without Jesus”

If you’re a Christian, you probably think that statement is just common sense.  If you aren’t a Christian, you probably rolled your eyes and moved on.  And if you’re an administrator at Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin, you think … Continue reading

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Good news, unmarried women of Nova Scotia!

You’ll soon be able to legally own land and enter into a contract.  Progress! Nearing the turn of the 20th century, travelling by horse was still the way to go, the tallest building in Toronto was just seven storeys high … Continue reading

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