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In my late 40's, seeing nothing in #NovaScotia for #ActuallyAustistic women, I started a group which has become a program.

The program expanded to the creation of a teen group as well.

Yesterday our teen group did a scavenger hunt in the Camp Hill Cemetery.

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activity. I provided a history, etiquette for while we were there, and the questions of what we were looking for.

One of the graves that I wanted them to find was Viola Desmond.

We did and talked about her activism and reflected on the changes she made.

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interesting headstones. Ones made of iron! Ones from the 1800's, Norwegian Merchant Marines, etc.

We had an amazing time!

I made them all giggle when I found this stone and covered the L 🤭
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Happy #RefugeeRightsDay, Canada!!! 🍁🇨🇦❤️ Image
Today, on Canada's #RefugeeRightsDay, we broaden our #WelcomeToCanada campaign calling on provincial authorities to terminate their contracts with @CanBorder & stop CBSA from locking up immigration detainees in provincial jails. #NovaScotia is up next! hrw.org/news/2022/04/0…
🚨 In #NovaScotia, immigration detainees are held in provincial jails by default because there is NO dedicated immigration holding center in the province 🚨

#WelcomeToCanada #RefugeeRightsDay
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Alright, folks, where did I take these photographs? #NaturePhotography #Spring #Lake #Brook A brook flowing between mossy bouldersAn 8 inch birch tree felled by a beaver. Toren's hand for coA slow-moving brook flowing through a conifer forest.A lake and a small pond, both surrounded by coniferous fores
I'm sure lots of you would have had all kinds of guesses, but I am also sure none of you would have had "an island off the Eastern Shore" as your answer.
Here's the zoomed out version of the image I showed previously.
All the photos were taken on Wolfe's Island. #NovaScotia A lake and a pond surrounded by conifer forest, with ocean a
A few more photos from Wolfe's Island, including the cabin where I spent the day, and what the rest of the island looks like. A red cabin on a rock by the ocean, with a blue motorboat inAerial photograph of a barren landscape, with two lakes and A large forested cliff rising straight from the ocean.Top-down view of a rocky, seaweed-covered shoreline with sil
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This is a long but important thread about my experience as an #AfricanNovaScotian woman who was #raciallyprofiled this afternoon at #TheSource store in #Elmsdale, #EastHants #NovaScotia.
An open letter to #TheSource, Elmsdale location, please tell your staff that consumer racial profiling based on a person’s colour is a violation of the #NovaScotiaHumanRightsAct.
After searching various stores online this afternoon, I went to the Source to purchase a new Canon printer because I always purchase ink here and have always received great customer service.
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#NovaScotia COVID weekly report - From March 2 to March 8, 2022:

2,459 new PCR positive lab results; of those, 1,077 were reported in news releases on March 2, March 3 and March 4
there were 50 new hospital admissions due to COVID-19 and 18 discharges, of which 17 and six /1
respectively, were reported in news releases on March 2, March 3 and March 4
there are 50 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19, with a median age of 70
of the current hospitalizations, 30 per cent are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated
16 COVID-19 deaths reported /2
in Panorama during this period, 11 of which were previously reported in news releases on March 2, March 3 and March 4
the median age of COVID-19 reported deaths since the start of the Omicron wave (December 8, 2021) was 79, and 23.8 per cent were partially vaccinated or /3
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1/ In light of the @cbcfifth documentary promoting coercive & involuntary interventions for young people who use drugs, it's important to bring attention to our recent opposition to such measures in #NovaScotia 🧵

#CareNotCoercion #SupportNotStigma #nspoli
2/ Bill 9 (‘Protection of Children from Abusing Drugs Act’) is a private member’s Bill introduced in late 2021

It grants parents & caregivers the power to obtain a Court order to forcibly remove youth who “abuse” drugs from the community & involuntarily detain & detox them.
3/ Many individuals and orgs, led by @CAPUDofficial & @touesy, came together to oppose & condemn the Bill.
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Today is #PinkShirtDay. What many people don't know is the origins of this day. It started right here in #NovaScotia in 2007. #antibullying

Here is the story:
David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink /1 ImageImage
in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. ‘I learned that /2
two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’ So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They /3
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A few companies involved with the #novascotia #halifaxconvoy yesterday, you may or may-not want to do business with them in the future. #halifax #FluTrucksClan #omicronvoy #nspoli #cdnpoli
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So the #NovaScotia #TruckersForFreedom2022 convoy is planning to depart from 1055 Marginal Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia - historic @Pier21.

You know, I happen to have some passing familiarity with that area, including the history related to public health. Let's explore...
19C #CdnImm practice developed in response to popular insistence on effective public health control measures at the borders. In #Halifax that push pre-dated the opening the South End Ocean Terminals, taking place during the operation of Pier 2.

(Pier 2: pier21.ca/research/immig…)
Leading up to the introduction of the rail link to Montreal and the consequent emergence of Halifax as a significant #CdnImm port, cholera outbreaks affected the city twice (1866 and 1871). (We're not counting cases successfully isolated, etc., here.)
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Thread: I see some in other provinces talking about #NovaScotia rapid test kits coming home for elementary kids. There’s been comparisons about other places and why Gov’s did or did not do this. A few points about this whole thing we shouldn’t forget 1/ novascotia.ca/news/release/?…
The effort has been spearheaded by some excellent folks who are outside of gov. It started with local university during our 2nd wave that was hitting restaurant/bar crowd in Halifax. They were testing to see if rapid testing could help stop spread. 2/
dal.ca/news/2020/11/2…
The success and the leadership of @LisaBarrettID et all. meant that our public health officials could do their thing. But they also stayed out of the way and let community lead the pop ups as they grew. This meant no additional strain on pub resources. /3

nationalpost.com/news/politics/…
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I spoke to @btaplatt about future of @CPC_HQ , including @erinotoole’s leadership, in this weekend’s @nationalpost

FWIW every media conversation I’ve had on this topic has included me going on the record. I wish others would follow suit
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#cdnpoli

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I’ve also been asked about my views on O’Toole. Do I expect him to survive? Do I want him to?

My views haven’t changed from what I wrote in 2019

Smart move is usually to stick with your leader.
But there’s an asterisk*

*You have to show you can learn, grow and change
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My biggest moment of disappointment in Scheer’s leadership didn’t come on election night, but instead in his comments following the first post-election caucus meeting, when he showed no willingness to learn & grow with with regard to LGBTQ Canadians
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macleans.ca/opinion/the-qu…
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▶️.1% “Active Cases” (5,458) in BC pop of 5+ mill @bccdc, Sept.20th
▶️96% Recovered
▶️5% cases hospitalized; 324 currently
▶️.04% of BC pop have died with CV19.
▶️84%⬆️in “cases” (152,589) after masks were mandated, Nov/20
▶️76%⬆️in cases in #BC since vaccines started
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▶️Dec. 15th, 2020 @BCCDC @BCGovNews reported 668 #COVID19 deaths in #BC
▶️On Sept.22nd 1,910 COVID19 deaths were reported by the #BCgovernment
▶️65% ⬆️in #COVID19 (1,242) deaths since #COVID19vaccines started in BC
Source: bccdc.ca/health-info/di…
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"#COVID19 is a viral illness. Deaths due to diagnosed COVID-19 do not meet reporting requirements of the Coroners Act... @BCCoroners Service will not be notified when these deaths occur"
➡️Refusals of autopsies on those who received #COVID19vaccines
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/li…
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Had the privilege of reading #WeCanDoBetter by Dr. David Goldbloom (son of Dr. Richard Goldbloom). The last chapter on #mentahealth and #homelessness should be mandatory reading @MikeSavageHFX and @nspc @TimHoustonNS. Here’s the synopsis is (thread):
200,000 people in Canada are estimated to be homeless. More than the entire population of St. John’s NFLD.

Cost per person living with mental illness (excluding medications) who are homeless: $56,000.

Homelessness is an expensive issue.
Shelters and food banks, while important, do not deal with the upstream and downstream causes of homelessness. For a country that prides itself on social welfare and universal health, we are doing in inadequate job of taking care of our most vulnerable people.
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As of 31 March 2021, B.C. has zero active long-term drinking water advisories affecting their public water system. Since November 2015, First Nation communities have lifted 20 long-term drinking water advisories from public systems on B.C. reserves. esemag.com/water/b-c-ends…
The 2nd-last advisory applied to Wet’suwet’en First Nation. In place since March 13, 2012, the advisory was lifted on March 18, 2021. fnha.ca/what-we-do/env…
32 Indigenous Communities Nearing End To Boiled Water Advisory thedailyscrum.ca/2021/08/04/32-…
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Thread - Nova Scotians ages 63 and 64 will be the first group eligible to access the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine starting Saturday, March 20. #NovaScotia

The vaccine will be available at 25 locations across the province on a first come, first served basis.

novascotia.ca/news/release/?…
The following pharmacies will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine:

Shoppers Drug Mart, 766 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville
Kyte’s Pharmacy, 920 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth
Lawton’s Drug Store, 8003 #7 Hwy., Musquodoboit Harbour
Sobeys Pharmacy, 110 Warwick St., Digby /2
Guardian - Hutchins Pharmacy, 310 St. George St., Annapolis Royal
Walmart Pharmacy, 1065 Central Ave., Greenwood
Stones Drug Store, 491 Chebucto St., Baddeck
Freeman’s Pharmacy, 15786 Central Ave., Inverness/3
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Renewable energy projects, protected areas and recycling: #NovaScotia

Wind Energy

To ensure a more diverse energy mix, Nova Scotia Power and the municipal electric utilities must have 25% renewables in their mix by 2015 and 40% by 2020.
We are well on the path to /1
meeting those requirements, and wind will play a major role as projects already approved will reach the technical limit of 500 megawatts around 2015.
Federal regulations establish a requirement for coal-fired units to meet specific emissions standards or /2
shut down at the end of their useful life.

Tidal Energy

To develop the Bay of Fundy’s resource, the Province of Nova Scotia has taken a number of strategic actions: • Supporting the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) /3
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For each #Province and #Territory in #Canada, here is the help that was offered to those living with #disabilities. This will include the #Federal help offered as well as any hoops #PWDs may have needed to jump through to get it and whether CERB was clawed back or not.
This is based on my own research, and if anyone sees anything I missed or may have gotten wrong please let me know.
Let's start with #Yukon
According to several articles, eligible families on #disability supports we're to get up to $400 to help with costs until August. Unknown what eligibility was.
#CERB was exempt from clawbacks.
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1/ Ok I am back. It has been a rough few days. We have decided to try to sell our house in this market. We can’t stay here when our neighbours have a personal cop that they can call anytime they want to complain about us. Do any of you have a personal cop? Matt’s father is a...
2/ carpenter in Ontario and we’re trying to get him to come out to @StrathcoCounty to help us prepare our house to sell. We’re hostages in our own home in @Canada and have to flee somewhere away from @StrathcoCounty RCMP. But I’m going to stop complaining for a minute and call...
3/ out some people and groups. @CBCEdmonton and @ctvedmonton you both took press releases from the RCMP and ran with them. SHAME ON YOU! Without you, the @rcmpgrcpolice could not do to us what they have done. @YEGlifer you have 12K followers. Before you say you are shocked why...
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So, one of the things about chronic illness is that it cuts into your ability to have fun. Unsafe if alone. But if with others, can make you "unreliable." I've never been one to ask for help. To be in a position of dependency, asking a favor is opposite of being carefree, free.
That said, last year I risked it:flew up to #NovaScotia. Rented a car. Drive around for 4-6 hour drives, alone, in blissful, glorious solitude surrounded by natural beauty, staying close to the main loop so as to be not too far from help (or cell phone signal). Soul-replenishing ImageImageImageImage
The other thing I have realized is that I'm safer by myself than in a group when I am unwell. 1- I tend to be so focused on others that I forget to check in with myself 2- I tend to be likely to follow the momentum/flow/energy.
Had a very bad episode on Block Island in July once
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❗❗UPDATE on #COVID19 in #Canada for September 29.❗❗

(1/42) What it means and what you can do. Mega-thread below.🧵 🚨 Image
(2/42) We are now well into the second wave of COVID-19 in Canada. 🌊

Geographically, recent cases have been concentrated in Canada’s four largest provinces, particularly in and around #Montreal and the #GTA. But cases have been growing at an alarming rate across the country. ImageImage
(3/42) % change in 7-day rolling average of cases compared to one week ago:
MB: +95.6% 📈 (22.7/day ➡️ 44.4/day)
QC: +57.8% 📈 (409.4/day ➡️ 646.1/day)
ON: +37.2% 📈 (357.6/day ➡️ 490.7/day)
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The Morris Street Engine House has been declared a municipal heritage property!
#Halifax’s Fire Station #2, as it is also called, was built 1907-08 of reinforced concrete.
Here's the story!
#nspoli @HFXFireHistory @HRMFireNews @hfxfire @HFXFirefighters @hfxgov @MikeSavageHFX
Concrete is a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and portland cement. (The terms cement and concrete are often used interchangeably, but cement is actually an ingredient of concrete...
#nspoli
...Cement is the glue that holds concrete together.)
Reinforced concrete means the concrete is poured over a frame, usually steel bars, that give the structure greater strength.
#nspoli
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked about sinkholes and whether they are a risk when walking in the woods.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton @oxfordsinkhole ImageImage
The short answer is yes, sinkholes are real but no, they are not a major risk and should not prevent you from enjoying outdoor activities.
Most natural sinkholes are caused by groundwater naturally eroding rocks like gypsum, salt and limestone which are water-soluble.
#nspoli Image
The water erodes the rock, leaving an underground cavern. Eventually, the weight of the rock and earth above the cavern causes the sinkhole to form. Sinkholes can form either gradually (i.e. a small depression appears and perhaps grows larger over time) or by sudden collapse. Image
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked about the historic #NewCampbellton coal mine in #VictoriaCounty.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #nshistory
@JaimeBattiste ImageImage
The New Campbellton coal mine was opened in 1862 by Charles J. Campbell, a former Member of Parliament, Member of the Legislative Assembly and executive council member. The community had been named Kelly’s Cove but was changed to New Campbellton in 1862 in honour of Mr. Campbell. Image
A sample of New Campbellton’s coal was sent to the 1865 Dublin Exhibition and “was very favorably noticed by the Judges,” according to a report.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #nshistory Image
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Mining built #NovaScotia!
#Halifax was founded in 1749 and its first court house is reported to have been built by 1754 on the northeastern corner of Buckingham + Argyle streets. After the building burned in 1789, the courts were temporarily housed in various buildings.
#nspoli ImageImage
In April 1851 a bill to provide Halifax with a county court house was passed. Mr. H.G. Hill, a prominent #Halifax architect, prepared a plan for a wooden building.
However, since the records of the county, wills, deeds and other papers of public office were...
#nspoli #novascotia Image
...to be stored in the court house, it was important that the building be fire-proof. Also, a number of serious fires in #Halifax in 1857 led to the passage of a bylaw that required large buildings be made of stone or brick, so Hill's plans for a wooden building were abandoned. Image
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