National Newswatch

Play an epic game of “I spy” with your smartphone

Aug 4 2023 — Staff — The Big Backyard BioBlitz offers critical data for nature conservation. Over the August long weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging people to get closer to nature and contribute to protect the species they love! NCC’s fourth annual Big Backyard BioBlitz runs for five days, from August 3 to 7, from coast to […]

Could electoral reform cause a rift in the Liberal-NDP alliance?

Jun 8 2022 — Staff — You might have missed it but the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave an emphatic ‘no’ to the question of whether he’d fulfill a promise to replace our first past the post electoral system with proportional representation. So what does he want instead? Pollster Nik Nanos and’s Michael Stittle discuss.

Nova Scotia Liberals propose COVID-19 vaccine passport if elected Aug. 17

Aug 9 2021 — Staff — HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Liberal leader says his party will implement a COVID-19 vaccination passport system if elected Aug. 17. Iain Rankin told reporters today that although the so-called “ScotiaPass” would not be mandatory, it would provide businesses such as restaurants with a tool to help keep their patrons safe. Rankin says the proposal is […]

A special presentation by the Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation: Love – by Kathleen Edwards

May 6 2021 — Staff — On Thursday May 6th, 2021 at 12:30PM, the Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation is honoured and humbled to present the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and local entrepreneur, Kathleen Edwards as our newest Champion of Hope and Ambassador of Dignity. Kathleen has recorded a new version of John Lennon’s “Love” and will present a new video […]

Book Excerpt: Billion Dollar Startup

Feb 2 2021 — Staff — Quickly settling on the basement as a headquarters — it was also two blocks from Adam’s favourite watering hole, Pubwells — they started making lists and figuring out the critical path.  Problem was, where do you actually start a pot company?  The enormity of what they were about to do hit them for a moment.  Neither had a green thumb or any agricultural experience, but they knew one thing: they would figure it out.

Democratic National Convention kicks off with speakers including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders

Aug 17 2020 — Staff — Democrats will open their mostly virtual convention in Milwaukee Monday under the theme of unity, with speakers who represent the party’s progressive and traditional platforms. “As we have learned throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything, including the monumental challenges we face today,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a […]

CBC / CTV TV journalist Larry Stout passes

Jun 28 2020 — Staff — Lawrence (“Larry”) Stout – September 11, 1939 – June 27, 2020. After a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Larry Stout has signed off and taken what he always referred to as the “eternal high jump”. Larry had a wonderful sense of humour; he was a terrific pal to his friends and one of Canada’s best […]

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