News of the co-operation between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick power utilities offers a spark of hope in the disastrous energy politics that have dominated the region for the past 50 years.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
It's getting worse. Stephen Harper is now serving notice that he's willing to tear the social fabric of the country apart if that's what it takes to get his party re-elected.
Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources needs to be unhitched from the harvest-at-all-costs policy that has prevented a proper homegrown forest industry from establishing itself.
Stephen Harper, a master propagandist of the first order, is doing it again. This time, the overblown tune is war, terror, security, with civil liberties, prudence and rational thought underfoot.
If doing our bit for saving the Earth from our excesses is not convincing, the fact is that the economics increasingly demand it as well.
Harper's been distracting us with propaganda and manipulation. This federal election, will we finally smarten up and throw him out?
Thanks to the Harper government's expertise in propaganda and manipulation, the rodent-like gnawing at democratic process and our legal structure has been under the radar. Are we going to catch on?
The issue of public sector contracts is more than about contracts. It's about Nova Scotia's long-term struggle to find peace, order and good government after things went awry.
Getting the administration of education straight would untie one of the most twisted knots in our governance and would boost that elusive sense of things-going-right that we're looking for.
Another big report, another display of our witlessly shallow politics, which this time has outdone itself in its haste to pour sulphur on the head of Laurel Broten and her tax and regulatory review.