The difference between period poverty and universal access for low-income Haligonians

The difference between period poverty and universal access for low-income Haligonians

Acknowledging that menstural products should be treated like toilet paper is good. Eliminating period poverty is better
A s the clock approaches 8pm, your long and tedious work day is coming to a close. You can soon head home to help your children with their homework and tuck them into bed.

Celebrating Oceans Week and the women making waves

Thirty-eight percent of ocean researchers are women
As proud Nova Scotians if I asked you what the slogan of our province's license plate was, without missing a beat I'd expect you to say "Canada's ocean playground."

Community Health Centres

The missing ingredient for effective primary care in Nova Scotia
Improving support for physicians in Nova Scotia is an important component of solving the province's current healthcare woes.

Calling on the federal government to do better for refugee and asylum seekers

Goups troubled by the “tough on immigration” message call out MP Andy Filmore to do more

T he Liberal government is already gearing up for the fall elections by sending a troubling "tough on immigration" message.

Rugby taught me: My body is good. My body is athletic.

What we stand to lose when we make short-sighted decisions about sports for young women.
L ast week, the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation announced it was pulling high school rugby, mid-season, with no warning and I'm assuming, without any idea of the uproar it was setting off.

Time for a second look at Alton Gas

Will our new environment minster reconsider water protection?
L ast week, news came down that we have a new environment minister: Gordon Wilson has replaced Margaret Miller.

Time for Canada’s own green new deal

The pressure is on to avoid climate catastrophe. What can we do about it?
We have just 11 years to cut global emissions in half in order to avoid climate catastrophe.

The weight of intersectionality

What it’s like being a Black, female, immigrant graduate student in STEM
As a university student in Halifax, I walk into a classroom or research lab, looking around eagerly, hoping to see someone who looks like me. I gaze around anxiously, searching to find at least one person who can feel the weight that I'm carrying.

Six years of abortion advancements in Atlantic Canada

Recounting achievements in the wake of Dr. Morgentaler’s death
Access to Choice Celebration

How to fight Islamophobia in the wake of New Zealand terrorist attack

Halifax activist has tips for how to hold those responsible accountable.
To my horror, I learned from social media that there has been another attack at a mosque that left 49 people dead and almost 50 injured in New Zealand.

Cogswell plans leave room for more opportunity

Cogswell plan nears completion, but unanswered opportunities still knock.
I n Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth Century Halifax, author Ted Rutland says that in 1970, the city's view was that construction of the "dystopian" Cogswell Interchange was slum clearance in the name of urban renewal.

Celebrate Portia White’s legacy

Not a luxury
Internationally recognized in her day, now revered as part of Canadian heritage, Portia White's legacy is infused with many meanings.

Trayvone Clayton shares his voice, his opinion

Halifax activist speaks out against racist incident in Ottawa.
My name is Travone Clayton, born and raised in Uniacke Square, Halifax.

White supremacy in Halifax

Maxime Bernier and the People's Party of Canada come to town.
To understand the growing right-wing movements in this province, I subjected myself to the convention for Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada at the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax on Friday, January 18.

The Wet’suwet’en struggle is far from over

The RCMP believed the fallout from their assault on the Wet’suwet’en would be contained and minimal. They have already been proven wrong.
Sixty-five kilometres up a logging road near Houston, British Columbia, just beyond a river from which you can drink directly, lies an unceded territory actively defended by its original people. To enter, you need to go through a free, prior, and informed consent protocol designed to keep people out who do not benefit the land and its people.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Pipeline blockade is a sign of deeper troubles

We must stand with the chiefs and land defenders in their efforts to protect the land, water and air that we all rely on for health, well-being and survival.
Recent controversy over a natural gas pipeline blockade and the differing priorities of hereditary chiefs and elected band councillors illustrates a fundamental problem with our systems of governance and economics.

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Vol 27, No 4
June 20, 2019

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