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Comment Archives: stories: News + Opinion: Reality Bites

Re: “Florida man comes all the way to Nova Scotia to yell at Emera

Solar and battery is what's needed in the sunshine state.

FPL figured it out, which is why they are building the world's largest battery just 20 miles south of the coal plant these people are fighting

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Posted by Greg Valentine on 05/17/2019 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Florida man comes all the way to Nova Scotia to yell at Emera

Maybe they would be happier with a coal fired power generating system in Florida. Or a hydro dam somewhere in the Everglades?

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Posted by Robert Mutter on 05/17/2019 at 5:30 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Rugby gets kicked in the crotch by NS sports federation

For the past 37 consecutive years I have done something every spring; it consumes me. I spend countless hours volunteering my time to kids... more than 100 hours per year. I have also invested my money to help those who can't afford it. I would not change a minute of it; and now this... with a stroke of the pen (or the enter button) its all gone.

Rugby has been played in Nova Scotia Schools since 1871. It is one of the oldest organized school sports in Nova Scotia. The rules of ice hockey came from kids who learned to play rugby in OUR schools and hockey rules were basically rugby on ice... no passing forward! this rule was in effect in the NHL until the 1920s.

It is one of the most popular sports in Nova Scotia Schools. There are more participants playing varsity rugby than any other sport where I work and coach. Every year, more schools join the league and it continues to grow.

At noon today the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) announced the sport is finished -immediately. This decision has upset many people - especially the youth of today. Please join me in writing letters to my school principal; Rugby Nova Scotia; NSSAF; Sport Nova Scotia; Zack Churchill - Minister of Education; and the media. Join the petition below.

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Posted by Steven Lenihan on 05/03/2019 at 12:59 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Rugby gets kicked in the crotch by NS sports federation

Rugby is an incredible team sport, and while yes there is an inherent risk of injury, it teaches many skills, including team work. There aren't many sports that are risk free. This is a knee-jerk reaction that comes down to money. It's not really about injuries perse it's more about the insurance company doesn't want to provide coverage. Shame on the insurance company! They collect those premiums but they sure don't like to have to pay out. Insurance is the biggest ponzi scheme out there. Let the kids play!

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Posted by Norma Jean Insko DeViller on 05/03/2019 at 12:20 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Rugby gets kicked in the crotch by NS sports federation

The issue with rugby in NS is that theyre bringing this to schools at a far too advanced age with lack of adequate basic training. Like hockey, in the UK it starts at a much younger age when the basics are taught regarding correct tackling technique. Poor tackling technique is the cause of the majority of the incidences of concussion

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Posted by Brad Miller on 05/02/2019 at 9:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Rugby gets kicked in the crotch by NS sports federation

The rugby teams at high schools are a point of pride for a lot of kids. The sport provides an opportunity for lots of students who dont otherwise participate in athletics to embrace competition and work with others in the face of adversity to achieve a common goal. Of particular note, its a sport with relatively large rosters and participation is pretty evenly split between genders. By signing this petition, you are challenging NSSAF to explain the rationale behind a decision that not only affects many students, but affects them mid-season.

Where many, including the NSSAF, see sport as a fantastic outlet to promote perseverance and dedication, a 2 paragraph press release declaring that the governing body quit on them is the height of irony, if not hypocrisy.

The kids and coaches who put the time and energy into the season deserve better.

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Posted by bishopvillered on 05/02/2019 at 7:06 PM

Re: “No clear answers on stadium finances

with health care has bad has it is.the last thing we need is a Art center and a football stadium. for one thing .we don't have the people who would pay to go to the game.CTV took 2 polls and the majority of people said we can not afford it. with HEALTH CARE in the shape it is .you tell me.

Posted by teabarry on 05/01/2019 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Ferry service betweem Sir Sandford Fleming park and Jubilee Road to launch

Very cool! I was a lifeguard at the pool at the Halifax Police club when it used to be there and got to know Jimmy Gowen as we'd sit and have a nice chat every morning. He was quite a character and it gave me goosebumps reading this will be named in his honour.

Posted by Dirk Vanderwal on 04/28/2019 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Ferry service betweem Sir Sandford Fleming park and Jubilee Road to launch

Its Sir Sandford* Fleming (not Sanford).

Posted by Roger Roome on 04/28/2019 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Introducing The Coast Cannabis Sessions

Where exactly in downtown Halifax? What time? How much? Put on by whom?


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Posted by Barb Blakey on 03/26/2019 at 2:46 PM

Re: “NDP executives resign in protest over party leader Gary Burrill

Personally at this point I don't think it matters who gets in,because your only as good as your promise.I think N.S is sick and tired. of all the b.s we are fed.We go out we vote we believe the partty of our choose will stand up for the underdog .They all have money to send in aid to other countries,or millions for a damn fairy.But have no money to invest in our 3rd world Healthcare,or money to get the homeless of our streets.Right here in Hailfax you have 2 parent families working their butts off trying to support their family and some of them are standing in line at food Banks.Their is really something wrong.

Posted by Elaine Day on 03/22/2019 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Demolition begins on Doyle Street block

Three years later, the new building's still not quite done.

Posted by Iain McLeod on 03/19/2019 at 8:56 PM

Re: “NSCAD faculty and librarians on strike

That's an ignorant comment to make. I recall their administration accepting pay raises sometime in the course of the past seven years.

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Posted by Benjamin Wooten on 03/04/2019 at 12:38 PM

Re: “NSCAD faculty and librarians on strike

Now that there's money back in the bank, the vultures begin to gather.

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Posted by Agra Phol on 03/03/2019 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Halifax activists get face-to-face apology from Trudeau

I'm not sure that these personal apologies from politicians do much of any good. If Justin was to come to me and apologize for the enduring injustice I experienced for being gay when I was young, it wouldn't take away the fact that I was beaten, robbed, threatened, lost my job, etc. Save your breath. Put the money it cost to come to me to apologize towards something practical that will create social change.

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Posted by Agra Phol on 02/28/2019 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Common Roots Urban Farm awaits approval of their new home

Were there not enough carbon emissions in the first space?

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Posted by Agra Phol on 02/28/2019 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Taxi changes aim to fix gender disparity and safety issues

I look forward to having UBER type services. I select the person and car that moves me. Not the dispatcher. Perhaps the taxis that don't make money will move towards this new model of the industry with no central dispatch companies controlling them. If not, bye bye.

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Posted by canadiantom on 02/18/2019 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Taxi changes aim to fix gender disparity and safety issues

What we need is Uber.

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Posted by Agra Phol on 02/14/2019 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

We cannot promote tolerance at our Universities by excusing racism and hateful practices. Blackface is racism, and even in a case where it is due to ignorance, must not be excused.
Sexism, like the appalling example at Dal Dentistry, was not made worse by social media. The situation escalated after years of complaints were ignored.
Dalhousie constantly disappoints in its diversity at its higher levels, perhaps addressing that could be a first step toward reconciliation with the communities at large.

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Posted by Schuyler Smith on 01/26/2019 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

Sakura, I read the article. I understood it. I acknowledge there is conflict between the 20 students and University. Having a difference of opinion than that of the 20 students, does not make me wrong.

Your last comment makes no sense. Could you please clarify how their decision was troll-like and obnoxious? Or are you calling me a troll and obnoxious? Is stating an opinion troll like and obnoxious?

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Posted by Agra Phol on 01/25/2019 at 8:48 AM

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