April 2, 2020: Municipal elections could be delayed:
March 25, 2020: Municipal councils grapple with ways to be transparent during COVID-19:
March 25, 2020: Deferred tax bill payments, other measures on the table:
March 23, 2020: City wants province to step in on tax relief:
February 27, 2020: Richmond County's all male council says no to funding women:
February 26, 2020: Provincial budget leaves out Nova Scotia municipalities:
February 16, 2020: Women still under-represented in Nova Scotia politics:
February 13, 2020 - Advocates, industry await plan to make N.S. restaurant washrooms accessible:
February 10, 2020 - Municipal affairs minister welcomes more councils discussing governance models:
February 6, 2020: No one is happy with the property tax:
February 4, 2020 - Maureen MacDonald Op-Ed on phasing out the CAP:
February 3, 2020: Committee's work on assessment CAP stalls:
February 3, 2020: More information needed before scrapping capped assessment system says committee:
February 2, 2020: Assessment CAP debate: Flawed program or giving homeowners a break?
January 31, 2020: Committee of Nova Scotia MLAs mulls capped assessment inequalities:
January 30, 2020: Fifteen years in, Nova Scotia might just fix tax assessment inequalities:
January 30, 2020: All-party committee to review CAP:
January 30, 2020: All-party committee cautiously steps into property assessment CAP debate:
January 20, 2020: Public to get more time to file formal complaints against police:
January 20, 2020 - Nova Scotia making progress in the war on red tape:
https://www.cumberlandnewsnow.com/opinion/regional-perspectives/jordi-morgan-nova-scotia-finally-making-real-progress-in-war-on-red-tape-398984/ Also appeared in Truro Daily News, Digby Courier, The Chronicle Herald, Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, Shelburne Coast Guard, New Glasgow Newspaper.
January 17, 2020: CBRM official wants tax cap program to include duplexes:
January 9, 2020 - Nova Scotia is behind on EPR:
January 9, 2020 - Talk of municipal merger in Southwest NS stirs interest:
January 7, 2020 - Colchester without Code of Conduct as it tackles harrassment allegation:
December 4, 2019 - Opinion: A better solution to property-tax problems by Juanita Spencer:
December 3, 2019: Public Bodies in NS get one year to develop accessibility plans:
https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/public-bodies-in-nova-scotia-get-one-year-to-develop-accessibility-plans-1897681 Also appeared on CTV News, Global TV, and in Kings College 's The Signal.
November 25, 2019: Opinion: We need a fairer property tax system by Francis Gillis:
November 19, 2019 - Annapolis Royal council taking up arms against threat of rising sea levels:
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/provincial/declaring-climate-war-annapolis-royal-council-taking-up-arms-against-threat-of-rising-sea-levels-378077/ Also appeared in Cumberland News Now, Yarmouth Vanguard, Shelburne Coast Guard, Digby County Courier, Truro Daily News, New Glasgow Newspaper.
November 16, 2019 - Municipalities will soon hold corporations responsible:
November 8, 2019 - Mayor Pam Mood elected President of NSFM:
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/yarmouth-mayor-pam-mood-elected-president-of-nova-scotia-federation-of-municipalities-373435/ Also appeared in The Canadian Press, CJLS Radio Yarmouth Y95.5, Yarmouth Vanguard, Annapolis County Spectator, Digby County Courier, Truro Daily News, New Glasgow News, allNovaScotia.com, Kings County Register/Advertiser, Hants Journal, Cumberland News Now, Cape Breton Post, Nova News Now, Shelburne County Coast Guard.
November 8, 2019 - Municipalities want new recycling program within nine months:
November 7, 2019 - More female leaders, collaboration, pushed at NS municipalities meeting:
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/more-female-leaders-collaboration-pushed-at-nova-scotia-municipalities-meeting-373758/ Also appeared in Nova News Now, Annapolis County Spectator, Shelburne County Coast Guard, Digby County Courier, Truro Daily News, Hants Journal, Kings County Register/Advertiser, Cumberland News Now, Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, New Glasgow News, Halifax Today.
November 7, 2019 - Nova Scotia’s coastal communities want help now with rising seas:
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/nova-scotias-coastal-communities-want-help-now-with-rising-seas-373163/ Also appeared in The Western Star (Newfoundland), The Telegram (Newfoundland), The Guardian (PEI), Journal Pioneer (PEI), Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, Kings County Register/Advertiser, Annapolis County Spectator, Shelburne County Coast Guard, Digby County Courier, New Glasgow News, Cumberland News Now, Truro Daily News, Nova News Now.
November 6, 2019 - Property Tax CAP favours Nova Scotia’s wealthy:
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/local-business/property-tax-cap-favours-nova-scotias-wealthy-372974/ Also appeared in The Western Star (Newfoundland), The Telegram (Newfoundland), The Guardian (PEI), Journal Pioneer (PEI), The Halifax Examiner, Municipal Information Network (national), Hants Journal, Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, Kings County Register/Advertiser.
October 21, 2019 - Nova Scotia can't runner-up to New Brunswick on implementing EPR:
October 16, 2019 - Municipal infrastructure like bridges, broadband should be on election radar:
October 11, 2019 - NSFM President Waye Mason responds to new rules on the way for Nova Scotia politicians:
allNovaScotia: MLAs must quit to run for Parliament: https://allnovascotia.com/news?story_id=109509&lineup=1 (by subscription)
October 10, 2019 - Advice for federal election candidates from CEO Juanita Spencer: Go Local:
October 10, 2019 - Opinion: Candidates should Go Local: https://allnovascotia.com/news?lineup=1# (By subscription)
October 9, 2019 - Nova Scotia restructuring offers new model for consolidating: https://coxandpalmerlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Sept-2019-Municipal_World-Kevin-Latimer.pdf
September 26, 2019 - NSFM responds to provincial ban on plastic bags:
September 5, 2019 - NSFM president Waye Mason says it's not just CBRM that should be getting more: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-24-information-morning-cape-breton/clip/15734598-nsfm-says-its-not-just-cbrm-that-should-be-getting-more
September 3, 2019 - Counterpoint: Tax and spend: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/counterpoint-tax-and-spend-347876/
August 28, 2019 - $148 million is enough for CBRM to be financially viable:
August 26, 2019 - Health care tops candidate concerns in Cape Breton byelection:
August 14, 2019 - Why Nova Scotia's second-largest municipality is facing a potential shutdown:
August 14, 2019 - CBRM officials disappointed study on future viability doesn't focus on financial assistance:
August 13, 2019 - Changes needed for Cape Breton Regional Municipality's survival:
August 13, 2019 - Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities rebrand wins international award:
July 15, 2019 - President Waye Mason's Op Ed on team approach needed to move province forward:
June 28, 2019 - President Waye Mason's Op Ed on the Inverness airport proposal:
June 12, 2019 - Inverness receives Rick Hansen difference maker award:
April 28, 2019 - Rick Hansen highlights his keynote at NSFM Truro spring conference (at the 21 minute mark):
April 10, 2019 - Two Atlantic provinces are banning plastic bags: https://globalnews.ca/news/5152821/atlantic-region-plastic-bag-ban/
March 20, 2019 - Municipalities getting unexpected windfall in the budget: Click here to view the video
March 19, 2019 - NDP Bill would provide more climate change support to municipalities. Vice President Pam Mood comments: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/climate-change-municipalities-legislation-ndp-chuck-porter-1.5061560
February 21, 2019 - NS municipalities still seeking share of legal pot taxes: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-municipalities-seeking-share-cannabis-taxes-1.5026824