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Dec
The NSTU grinch who stole school sports

The NSTU grinch who stole school sports

School athletic directors in Nova Scotia are shaking in their high tops at the prospect of making one wrong move during this work-to-rule business, potentially inviting sanctions from the governing body.

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12
Dec
O, Holiday, er, Christmas Tree...

O, Holiday, er, Christmas Tree...

I think it was Ebenezer Scrooge who said that if he could have his way, every fool who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips would be boiled in his own oil and buried with a stick of holly through his heart.

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12
Dec
VBall meet spiked

VBall meet spiked

It was a rather rowdy Sunday over at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro and sports complex on December 4, and we’re not talking about the action on the ice. Behind the unassuming glass doors of a meeting room, off to the side of the rink, gathered the members and supporters of Volleyball Nova Scotia for the annual AGM and airing of grievances.

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28
Nov
Chignecto-Central School Board teachers prepare for the breadline

Chignecto-Central School Board teachers prepare for the breadline

Again we pull back the curtain on the omnipotent Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union, Liette Doucet, prop., and their pitched battle to get a “fair wage” settlement from Stephen McNeil’s Liberal Government.
Again we showcase the starvation wages of the deeply exploited members of the NSTU.

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28
Nov
Mounties say a sad farewell

Mounties say a sad farewell

It didn’t make any local headlines, but I hear the funeral for RCMP Inspector Tony Perry in Antigonish on October 29 was a particularly somber event.
As columns of Mounties, active and retired, marched through the town to honour the 28-year veteran, a quiet air of discontent about the way the force deals with member stress and suicide followed along with them.

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