Stephen McNeil demands NSGEU hold planned contract vote

The McNeil government issued an ultimatum Wednesday to Nova Scotia's largest public sector union, demanding it hold a scheduled ratification vote on a tentative agreement...

Stephen McNeil won't rule out legislation after teachers reject deal

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil hopes negotiations with the province's teachers will resume after they rejected a tentative agreement Tuesday, but he doesn't rule out...

Consultation process questioned on multiple government bills

“We just want them to get these right, famillies, children, the people that look after them, these are the issues that they've messed up,” Progressive...

Baker returns to winning ways against Catholic (PHOTOS)

“It's always good to play at home,” Baker Coach Jamie Kerrell said. “You are familiar with things. I think the girls have a sense of...

Woodworth induction leads off Ipswich Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony

The main dining room at Ipswich's Hellenic Center was packed, with tables practically up against every wall. It was the Ipswich Athletic Hall of Fame's...

Halifax non-profit housing tenants handed 15-day eviction notice

“It's complete baloney,” said Nova Scotia NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald. “This Minister of Community Services has a housing strategy that's all about affordable housing.” Meanwhile,...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE | NOV. 30, 2015

Recently, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie jumped ship from the One Nova Scotia Coalition he co-chaired and issued his own report on getting the provincial...

HOWE ROOM: Unease over teacher contract vote

At one point, he responded to a question from Jamie Baillie by suggesting the Tory leader was trying to make traction “by working on the...

Beyond institutional bilingualism in Canada | Montreal Gazette

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil bends his knees to stand at the same height as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and...

Erie County Real Estate Transactions

1603 Hubbard Road, Andrew F. MacDonald; Mary Kate E. MacDonald; Mary Kate Wilson to Nicholas A. Bond; Maria C. Bond, $257,500. • 744 Warren Drive,...

Oak Ridge Students Plan Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Fourth-grade students Maureen O'Neill, Chloe Drew, Alanna Schreibeis, Sydney Hanlon, Cailin Keys, and Sofia Palaza display the posters they made asking for donations of clean...

Growing concern over cost of shipbuilding project

Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says election campaign promises are not enough. “This is too important,” says Baillie. “I actually want a written...

OUR TOWN: Our Town is blessed! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and Our Town has much for which to be thankful. Hundreds of volunteers make a difference every day...

NS premier faces more questions over chief of staff's resignation

(blog) (blog)Provincial PC Leader Jamie Baillie said a “cloud of scandal” hangs over the premier's office. “Two matters in particular still require honesty and...

OUR TOWN: Our Town is blessed! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and Our Town has much for which to be thankful. Hundreds of volunteers make a difference every day...

Kirby McVicar resigns amid Andrew Younger privacy controversy

Interim New Democratic Party Leader Maureen MacDonald was just as blunt in her assessment. "There's only one word I can use. It's reprehensible that this...

Far from defeated

Parents and supporters for a new school have a lot of key people in all the right places behind the move – their local MLA,...

Springhill residents clamour for new school

The MLA for the Springhill area is Tory Leader Jamie Baillie. If children are being used as pawns in a political chess game, that doesn't...

McVicar: Job offer to Younger's wife meant to relieve stress

Acting NDP leader Maureen MacDonald said she's glad there is more audio, but her position remains the same as it was last week: the premier...

Stephen McNeil to discuss climate change, security with Justin Trudeau

Premier Stephen McNeil says he hopes the federal government takes into account the steps Nova Scotia has taken to combat climate change as he prepares...

Morris County Home Sales

Mendham: 6 Cedar Ln from John Macdonald to Michael Hopkins and Sharalynn Hopins. $1.3 million. Montville: 48 Upper Mountain Ave from Dewey ... 16-5A from...

How the PM's residence became a nightmare at 24 Sussex

Maureen McTeer, Joe Clark's wife, spoke of electrical circuits overloading. Paul Martin's wife, Sheila, reported severe drafts in winter. That complaint, and word of similar...

Dennis Oland's murder trial nears end of prosecution's case

David MacDonald said he folded up the jacket to make it fit into a paper exhibit bag that measured about 30 centimetres by 30 centimetres,...

Stephen McNeil braces for meeting with PM

Premier Stephen McNeil says he wants to know what the federal government's plans to fight climate change could mean for Nova Scotia. McNeil and the...

RCMP asked to investigate Andrew Younger's secret recording

“Well Mr. Younger has to tell everything he knows,” says the province's opposition leader Jamie Baillie. “But you know what, so does the premier's office.”...

Tis the season for Nove Voce

We are performing nine pieces by B.C. composers including the stunning piece Winter Sun by Don MacDonald and I Saw Three Ships arranged by Edward...

Real estate sales on the South Shore, Nov. 20

24 Beaver Dam Road, Francis C. and Maureen M. Otto to Alex G. Jacobson, $337,900, Oct. 29. 15 Woodhaven St. .... 879 Nantasket Ave., Steven...

Calls for Andrew Younger to release full tape

CBC.ca“Well Mr. Younger has to tell everything he knows,” says the province's opposition leader Jamie Baillie. “But you know what, so does the premier's office.”...

Nova Scotia's auditor general says university fund failed to deliver savings

Opposition critic Tim Houston of the Progressive Conservatives and interim NDP leader Maureen MacDonald both accused the government of throwing the problem of university sustainability...

Lack of plan to keep universities sustainable worries AG

Acting NDP leader Maureen MacDonald said the university system is too important to Nova Scotia for the province to risk it becoming unsustainable. Pickup's report...

Fairfax County home sales

Water Pond Ct., 13963-Ann C. MacDonald to Julian Tanushi, $343,000. Willoughby Newton Dr., 5629, No. 23-Martha S. Whittaker to ... Maureen Lane, 4021-Richard L. McCormick...

$3.37m in unreleased health merger costs angers opposition

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie accused the government of deliberately under-reporting the true cost of the merger. “To make (the difference) up, they're cutting a...

HOWE ROOM: Younger flap a sideshow compared to labour deals

Along with video messages from the likes of the Trailer Park Boys and a presentation from Mark Critch of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, even...

Real estate transactions Nov. 16, 2015

$294,900 Pedersen Robert D, Pedersen Mary A to Platt Ralph Terry, Platt Maureen Ann, Lot 4065 Mill Creek, O.R. Book 02593 Page 6649, Nov. 3.

Stephen McNeil triumphs in labour negotiations, says Graham Steele

Stephen McNeil has triumphed in public-sector labour negotiations. He has succeeded where his four predecessors failed, leaving the unions cowed and powerless. This is the...

Election season gets under way in North

Park Commissioner Maureen McDeed Renzi, health board member John J. Donohue and library Trustee Gayle S. Gilbert all took out papers to hold onto their...

Recording of fired minister's secret conversation dominates Province House

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie devoted all of his party's questions to the topic. In his first three questions he asked McNeil if he told...

Civil servants with NSGEU reach tentative deal with NS government

The province and the union representing roughly 7,600 civil servants have hammered out a tentative new collective agreement. But it's not a deal the union...

Andrew Younger's secret recording dominates question period

Interim NDP leader Maureen MacDonald had similar concerns and also wanted to know if the chief of staff was operating on direct orders. "It's unclear...

Real estate sales on the South Shore, Nov. 13

7 Shore Drive, Thomas J. and Rachel R. MacDonald to Roberts Family Trust, and Michael P. Roberts, $870,000, Oct. 23 single family. 115 Revere St.,...

Better mental health services focus of emergency legislature debate

The province's mental health system is in crisis-mode and needs to be revamped, according to Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative Party. The state of available mental...

Andrew Younger issue erupts as House opens

... to not testifying in an assault case in which he was the alleged victim, listened from the back row of the opposition side of...

Billboard Cover: Paul McCartney Reveals the Stories Behind The Beatles' No. 1 Hits

We finished it quite quickly; we went downstairs and sang it to John's wife at the time, Cynthia, and a journalist he was friendly with...

'There is a crisis.' Conservatives call for public inquiry into mental health ...

HALIFAX – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie is calling for the Liberal government to take action to make changes to the mental health system in the...

Premier Stephen McNeil waited far too long to fire Andrew Younger

. Privilege was never intended to protect a minister from personal embarrassment. Andrew Younger invoked it anyway. Share on Facebook ...EASTERN PASSAGES: Slithering through the loopholeNova...

Advocate remembers sacrifices during annual ceremony

... The Last Post, a minute of silence, The Reveille, the Pledge of Remembrance, and a number of wreaths laid by community members. Also speaking...

Newark High School honor lists

... Philip Hall, Maria Hayes, Heather Hottinger, Brandon Hunt, Jacob Kennedy, Lydia King, Nathaniel Kroah, Daniel Lasure, Kassidy Lucas, Jillian Mayabb, Ariel Mccullough, Maureen Mugavin,...

Maritime Premiers reducing red tape for business

Meeting in Charlottetown, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil welcomed P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan to join their joint project called...

Environment Minister Andrew Younger fired from Nova Scotia Liberal cabinet, caucus

Environment Minister Andrew Younger has been fired from Liberal cabinet and caucus after failing to testify at a trial of a woman accused of assaulting...

Andrew Younger, Nova Scotia MLA, Removed From Liberal Caucus

Maureen MacDonald, the NDP leader, said she was concerned that fresh information had to come from the media before McNeil acted. "This case that happened...