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Let's put a few questions to @IainTRankin on Twitter!
What would you say to the growing number of Nova Scotians who are losing faith in their institutions as the slow drip of revelations about the RCMP over the course of months has in recent days turned into a firehose...
...taking into account what the leaked 911 calls revealed about what the RCMP knew before 10:30pm on April 18, and the questions raised about the SIRT investigation into the takedown of Gabriel Wortman at the Big Stop on April 19?
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So now that we know online learning will continue for duration of the year, what's the plan for students with complex needs? #nspoli…
“Every student has different needs. Being truly inclusive is about understanding what those needs are then working to support each student to be successful."…
From the Inclusive Education Policy: " Every student, including those with special needs, should receive full-day instruction every day, with flexibility based on the student’s individual strengths and challenges"…
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It’a time to take notice of what’s happening in Nova Scotia.

“[Anti-maskers are] nothing more than an alt-right group that wants to protest things like science.”

@IainTRankin, Premier of NS.

Why are other leaders hesitant to say this?


On May 14th, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court granted an injunction to "prevent Freedom Nova Scotia and similar groups from staging illegal gatherings in defiance of Nova Scotia's public health orders."

I'm so envious. 😭

#nspoli #cdnpoli #COVIDIOTS…
Yesterday NS was arresting people FOR ATTENDING an anti-mask rally.

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Okay #nsed, let’s address this op-ed by @HomeMattersCB (long thread ahead) #nspoli
It states that “no teacher is losing their job” and that “there will be at least 70 new teachers hired.” Great! But based on current staffing numbers, is appears that there will be teachers on fixed-term contracts ending in July who may not receive a subsequent contract. /2
These teachers are currently at the senior high schools, so are licensed to teach at the secondary level (7-12). While there may be a net increase of 70 teachers to the system, the bulk of the new positions that have been created are at the lower elementary level. /3
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So, yes, today was bad. Objectively it was bad as every death at this point was preventable, and 400+ cases (in and not yet in the system), so this is a lot to sit with. But I am hopeful! The only way out is through. We can do this!

Here is why (a thread):
The province-wide lockdown came into effect 10 days ago, and there is a 14 day incubation period. Between the backlog of data entry and the fact that we still have 4 days to go, it's ok to not see a trend down yet.…
Right now, around 310k people in NS have gotten 1 or more shots in the arm. The province is getting around 79K doses a week from the Feds. This *should* ramp up in 2 weeks, but even if it doesn't 60% 1 shot in arms 16+ may 27ish, 70% June 4ish, 80% June 12ish.
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1) Meet the new boss, ⁦@IainTRankin⁩, same as the old boss, ⁦@StephenMcNeil⁩.

@MichaelTGorman⁩ Stephen Tobin started working in the premier's office as director of strategic initiatives. Previously, he had been employed #nspoli #nslp…
2) by the @LiberalPartyNS
caucus office as director of strategic communications during the tenure of former premier Stephen McNeil.

(Kudos to Margaret Miller for having the courage to call her boss and her party out!)

This is not the first time, that McNeil and the party
3) have been exposed for their misogyny.

In June of 2017, @RealMaggieRahr broke the story of former party staffer Michelle Coffin, who experienced assaults followed by an attempted cover up at the highest levels of the party. #KylieHarris #LabiKousoulis…
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@RcuthbertsonCBC Five of the six apartment buildings are run by Toronto-headquartered @MetCapLivingMgt, a property management firm that operates thousands of multi-family units in five provinces. #Halifax #AffordableHousing #Metcap #Telus #REIT #nspoli…
@Tim_Bousquet has been reporting on the diabolical nature of REITs, Real Estate Investment Trusts, for some time now.

Here's a bit of a THREAD from Dec. 2019. #RentControl
CUTHBERTSON: An analysis of records compiled for @CBCNS by Nova Scotia Courts shows that between 2015 & 2019, more than 550 residential tenancy orders were filed in court against renters living in 1,200 apt. units run by Metcap, 3/4's of them currently owned by Telus.

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“As Nova Scotia reports *38* new cases of #COVID19–the largest single-day case increase in nearly one year—NS's premier announced tighter restrictions in the #Halifax area...”

**cries in Alberta**

#nspoli #cdnpoli #onpoli…
For the record, “Alberta reported 1,699 new cases of COVID-19 [yesterday]” more than 10x the per capita infection rate of NS.

#ableg #nspoli…
Yesterday, as cases rose again, the Premier tweeted about how great this summer will be.

Over 2,000 Albertans have died from #COVID19AB with just 10 people being allowed at their funerals. #ableg #FiretheUCP

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@nsgov announced new rebates for electric vehicles yesterday. Mining makes #greentech like electric cars possible because they are mostly made of minerals and metals.
#nspoli @KeithIrvingNS @IainTRankin @NS_Energy_Mines @ns_environment @ChenderMLA @AllanMacMaster @MLAChuckPorter Image
For example, an e-car has 183 pounds of copper wiring in it because copper is used in every major component from the motor to the inverter and the electrical wiring. There is about four times more copper in an e-car than in a car with an internal combustion engine.
There are about 400 electric cars on Nova Scotia roads - a total of over 73,000 pounds of copper!
An electric car uses 25-50 grams of silver, so Nova Scotia’s 400 e-cars contain about 15,000 grams of it.
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Ok @MichaelTGorman, I know you're smarter than this. It is entirely disingenuous to make any connection between this $5 million to a venture capital firm & the impact #COVID19 has had on women in Nova Scotia. #nspoli
Women who lost their jobs were mostly in sectors with low pay. To say gov is addressing that through a venture capital fund is to put all your money on thoroughly debunked trickle-down economics. #nspoli
The women I am talking to have had to give up shifts to take care of children, have taken unpaid leave or left the labour market to try to deal with the demands of parenting through a pandemic. This announcement doesn't help them. #nspoli
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#ProudBoys was started by Gavin McInnes.

McInnes was a contributor to Rebel Media.

Andrew Scheer's campaign manager, Hamish Marshall, co-founded Rebel with Ezra Levant.

#ErinOToole's manager, Jeff Ballingall of #CanadaProud, worked for Levant at Sun News TV.

Rebel Media sure was Proud when they hired this boy.

#cdnpoli #HamishMarshall #JeffBallingall #ErinOToole
Former Rebel contributor, Faith Goldy, was marching with the nazis in Charlottesville and caught the terrorist attack that killed Heather Heyer live on camera while streaming for Rebel.
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1/4 I understand the #FakeNews print edition of #EpochTimes was delivered to mailboxes across Canada

It's important to know what to be concerned about, who's behind it & why they'd target #CDNpoli

See thread

#ONpoli #BCpoli #ABleg #SKpoli #MBpoli #polQC #NBpoli #NSpoli #NLpoli
2/4 See military history

1992 Li invents #FalunGong/Taoism…

2000 Tang invents #EpochTimes/Mercer-Bannon $$…

⚠️Li ruled Tang Dynasty/history repeats/#Uighurs⚠️

Li & Tang today
3/4 If you read those links in their entirety, you'll see it's no small propaganda op. We're talking about a nearly identical repeat of history, by decedents of the original Chinese Tang Dynasty via parallel political/military conditions that cover everything from Iran to Uighurs
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A thread about tonight’s Liberal leadership debate... 1/17 #nspoli
Do party leadership debates matter? Especially when less than 100 ppl are watching, including partisans of other parties, non-members and media? ... 2/17 #nspoli
Membership sales and organization to connect with new and existing members and get them to vote ultimately wins leadership races, not debates… 3/17 #nspoli
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Back by sort-of-popular demand....
A quick cross-country round-up of 🇨🇦#COVID19 data for Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020.
Thread. 1/
B.C. announces 656 new #coronavirus cases, 16 additional #Covid19 deaths on Tuesday; 336 pandemic patient in hospital, with 76 in intensive care… via @cbcnews #cdnhealth #bcpoli 2/
Alberta reported 1,307 #coronavirus cases and 10 #Covid19 deaths Tuesday; 479 patients hospitalized, 97 in ICU. The number of active cases in the provinces hits 16,628.… via @cbcnews #cdnhealth #abpoli /3
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@marcilync1 @infomorning Change was certainly on the minds of Richmond County voters who rejected re-election bids of four incumbents.

First-time candidate Melanie Sampson emerged victorious against incumbent and warden Brian Marchand. #nspoli…
@marcilync1 @infomorning Marchand was the same clown who came up with this gem back in February:

Warden Brian Marchand said councillors did not oppose the idea at Monday's meeting, but they didn't support it, either. #Karma

Story @tomayers2262.…
@marcilync1 @infomorning @tomayers2262 Lots of change blowing through the corridors of power, following 2020 municipal elections in NS.

Amanda McDougall, who toppled career politician @CecilPClarke, is new mayor of @CBRMGov. She was actually criticized by some for 'running while pregnant'.…
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.@richardstarr_ns via @Tim_Bousquet 'Liberal leadership race: a weak field carrying heavy baggage'

#nspoli #NSLP @nsliberal_ldr Image
2) In alphabetical order we have @RandyDelorey, the @nshealth minister whose tenure has coincided with what has been described as a health care crisis, topped off by 57 deaths in nursing homes overseen by his department. #Northwood Image
3) Then there is @LabiKousoulis, lately the @NSLAE minister in a notoriously anti-labour government, and the post-secondary education boss who did nothing as university tuition fees in Nova Scotia became the highest in the country. Image
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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...
...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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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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The Sullivan Creek #coal mine, before and after!
It's one of several mines reclaimed around #AlderPoint #CapeBreton in the late 1900s/early 2000s - examples of how mining makes temporary use of land and then land can be used other ways.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @JaimeBattiste ImageImage
The first mine in the area was the Scotia Mine, or #NovaScotia Steel & Coal Company No. 4 Colliery, on Toronto Road, which operated on the Sydney Main (Harbour) Seam from 1915 to 1921.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @JaimeBattiste ImageImage
Coal quality and structural issues (including water inflow) plague the Harbour Seam west of Florence so upon closure of the colliery, production on the Harbour Seam was limited to the Company’s No. 3 Colliery in Florence, which had opened in 1902...
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia ImageImage
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked if we know what these intriguing circles are in #Walton, #HantsCounty.

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @MLAChuckPorter @EastHantsNS #easthants ImageImage
The person who asked isn’t the only one who has noticed the circles. With satellite images so easy to access on the Internet, others have also noticed them, including the excellent staff @NS_Energy_Mines.
#nspoli #cbpoli @MLAChuckPorter @EastHantsNS Image
They investigated them in the early 2000s, thinking they could be sand/mud volcanoes.
A sand volcano is a cone-shaped landform created by liquefied sand being expelled from underground onto the surface.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @MLAChuckPorter @EastHantsNS Image
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked about the historical #Londonderry #iron mines. Here's the story...

#nspoli #novascotia #cbpoli @ZannLenore @MunColchester #colchester #nshistory ImageImageImage
Iron mining and smelting began in #NovaScotia in 1825 when iron mines opened at Nictaux Falls, #AnnapolisCounty, and the Annapolis Iron Mining Company built a blast furnace at Clementsport between #AnnapolisRoyal and #Digby.
#nspoli #cbpoli #colchester Image
Iron has also been mined in numerous other locations in #NovaScotia, including East River, Bridgeville and Stellarton (#PictouCounty), Brookfield and Economy Mountain (#ColchesterCounty), Erinville and other places in #GuysboroughCounty...
#nspoli #cbpoli #colchester Image
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked about mining in Victoria Mines, #CapeBreton.
We are going to discuss #VictoriaMines + #NewVictoria since their mining histories are closely linked.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @KCoombesMLA @JaimeBattiste ImageImage
The first land grants in #VictoriaMines were given to Irish settlers in 1794 and in New Victoria in 1808.
#Coal mining in the area began in 1865 with what we now call the Old Victoria Mine, which was likely the 1st mine in North America planned to be completely...
#nspoli #cbpoli Image
...under the sea floor. It was based on the shore just north of the intersection of the New Waterford Highway (#28) and Lake Road (circled in red on the map below). The #coal from this mine was conveyed by a railway 5.5 kms long to the Victoria Pier at South Bar for shipment. Image
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