"The same day a Membertou elder successfully lobbied to have Cornwallis street signs in Sydney (Cape Breton) removed, an elder in Halifax received a hate-filled email," The Cape Breton Post's Nikki Sullivan writes.
“He agreed we had to make this public, to show people how Mi’kmaw people in Nova Scotia are subjected to this (type of racist beliefs)... My 80-year-old uncle (Danny N. Paul) didn’t deserve this,” Chief Terry Paul of Membertou told Sullivan.
Danny N. Paul and his friend, Membertou elder Danny J. Paul, have been asking for the removal of Cornwallis's name for decades and both say they think their recent success in Sydney triggered the racist correspondence.
The reopening dilemma
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to be lifted in Newfoundland and Labrador, the legal rights of consumers, workers and business owners are a concern.
As the Telegram's David Maher reports, businesses that fail to adhere to public safety guidelines could be opening themselves up to lawsuits, while recourse is more complicated for workers who may get sick on the job.
Meanwhile, businesses may have a challenge in having insurance companies cover the interruption in business as a result of the pandemic.
Protecting feathered friends
Birders in the Maritimes should be on the lookout for sick finches, SaltWire's Alison Jenkins reports, after the season's first case of trichomonosis was reported in Nova Scotia last week.
Purple finch, goldfinch and pine siskin are the most commonly impacted species, Dr. Laura Bourque told Jenkins.
The disease is caused by a parasite birds can pick up at backyard feeders and baths during the summer months, so bird lovers should take precautions.
Creative during COVID
He doesn't have kids, but Charlottetown's Mikey Wasnidge -- pen name Mike Woz -- "decided on a whim to write a book that addressed the challenge many youngsters have faced during the ongoing pandemic — being stuck inside," The Guardian's Dave Stewart reports.
Illustrated by Halifax's Sara Panchaud, the self-published children's book, When the World Stays Inside, has proven popular with Amazon shoppers.
“I do think a lot about how the future of the community is really impacted by the health of the youth today," Wasnidge told Stewart.
"During this pandemic, I found myself often thinking about the families that were locked inside, how stressful that can be and how the long-term of that kind of stress could play out in our community."
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