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Re: “Halifax is doing a terrible job cutting grass this summer

Although I was very sad to see a strip of wildflower meadow virtually annihilated by keen grass cutters. It screened the trail along Dartmouth Cove from the chain link fence between the trail and the railway track and was like a wildflower garden.

Posted by Anhaga1 on 08/16/2015 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Fifteen years of medical training and unable to work

My father was a (Polish-born) medical doctor who immigrated to NS in 1953. His background - finished his training at the Polish School of Medicine at Edinburgh University after WW2 broke out. Worked as a medic with the British army, then after the war was in Africa as a doctor working in rural communities in countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi (or whatever they were called then). He went back to the UK, then to Canada. I do not think he had any difficulties, certainly nothing like years of retraining and examinations, because by the time I joined him in early 1954 he had been established in a country practice for several months already, with, as far as I know, full hospital privileges at the hospital in Windsor. So why today do these fully qualified doctors have to jump through so many bureaucratic hoops when we know there is a shortage already, which is only going to get worse as all the boomer doctors retire!

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Posted by Anhaga1 on 06/20/2015 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Letters to the editor, April 16, 2015

Right on, Ton Vinci. I consider myself to be fortunate - I have my health, I live near downtown Dartmouth and the ferry. However this winter I found myself virtually housebound for several weeks. For a few days it was difficult even to navigate the car out of our street. Forget walking. Because I could not walk anywhere for several weeks I missed a few days at my volunteer location in Halifax. Also I missed so many sessions of a course I was taking that I ended up dropping out - no parking, and walking, usually a viable alternative, was impossible. Having suffered an ice related fracture last winter I was in no mood to repeat the experience this year. What it must have been like for those who have to rely solely on walking and public transit I shudder to think.

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Posted by Anhaga1 on 04/17/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Healing garden is being constructed in memory of Raymond Taavel

Nice idea to have a healing garden. I would also like to see more public sculptures in metro. A statue of Kate Carmichael in downtown Halifax, perhaps one of Raymond Taavel in the Gottingen area, and no doubt there are a few other worthy folk on both sides of the harbour. When travelling I have always particularly like coming across an unexpected life sized statue of some local hero and reading a plaque telling me why they were noteworthy.

Posted by Anhaga1 on 08/15/2014 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Cut the crap about “young professionals,” and start getting real about opportunity

Comments demonstrate a lot of bitterness. One of the worst things that has happened over the last few decades is the horrible student loan debt. Education is an investment, not an expense, and should be treated as such. If young graduates were not burdened by student loan debt for the first ten to twenty years of their (often low income) careers all of us would be much better off. And the real "crap" is telling people how poverty and other hardship is good for them. Of course no one is entitled to fantastic jobs and so on without working towards that goal. But this is one of the wealthiest countries on the planet and our young people sbould be entitled to have hope.

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Posted by Anhaga1 on 03/03/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Should the city keep buying houses along Bayers Road in preparation of the Bayers/102 expansion project?

Should the city keep buying houses along Bayers Road in preparation of the Bayers/102 expansion project?

Posted by Jean Chard on 08/06/2013 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Let’s start growing food to eat on our public lands

For the past few summers a vegetable garden has been planted at Alderney Gate beside the garage wall, near the steps leading down to the ferry terminal. I am constantly amazed how much is produced, from tomatoes, to corn, to squash, etc., in a tiny space.

Posted by Jean Chard on 03/01/2013 at 7:45 PM

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