NS officials cite "privacy" as the reason for withholding useful data. There's a barnyard epithet that covers this. It has nothing to do with privacy and everything to do with retaining the power access to critical information brings....

The first public act of the independent panel assigned to review the worst mass shooting in Canadian history was to provide political cover for politicians who refused to call a robust public inquiry with judicial powers....

The review of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history will have no power to subpoena evidence or compel testimony. It is not required to hold hearings. It is explicitly ordered to keep secret “all documents and information" it collects. This adds up to a disgusting abdication of accountability and responsibility....

Boston is the epicenter of American Medicine, with hospital and caregiver resources that dwarf those in Nova Scotia. Fifty physicians from Brookline, a Boston suburb, are so concerned about the virus overwhelming  their system, they wrote this warning letter to their neighbors: As there is so much confusion, misinformation and denial on social media about the coronavirus we hope to explain, in plain language, why the experts see this as such an emergency. Many people are reading the claim online that this virus is a lot like the viruses that cause colds, and that if you get it, it will probably...

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms took a wee hit last week when a Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice told a retired Dartmouth resident that he has no right to put his surname on a vanity licence plate....

During Lorne Grabher's fight to overturn Nova Scotia's ban on his vanity license plate, the Registry of Motor Vehicles grudgingly revealed to the court a list of 3,128 words it has banned from license plates. To foster greater understanding of the work done by Nova Scotia's dedicated civil servants, I reproduce the list here.

The weather warning was baloney from start to finish, warning about a weather event that had already ended, and was nowhere near the calamity EC proclaimed....