Public interest news and information suppression in Madawaska Valley is a disgrace

EDITORIAL On May 19th last year a Court hearing took place that had important implications for the residents of Madawaska Valley. Superior Court Justice Adriana Doyle had to decide whether it was in the public interest to strike out (i.e. apply a “gag order” to) the legal action commenced by …

Sticking it

OPINION It has been an incredibly hard year and a half. And it looks like we have at least another nine months of this … maybe more. There have been several vaccines – two of which were in the making for thirty years: Pfizer and Moderna – both mRNA vaccines. …

Assisted by a complicit CAO, MV Council flouts its obligations of transparency, accountability and integrity

EDITORIAL Any investigative journalist searching for truth becomes used to stonewalling tactics aimed at hiding the facts. Individuals or companies who have potential negative reputational or financial consequences by sharing information will often decide that discretion is the better part of valour. Such self-interest is perhaps understandable so far as …

Staggered bells and buses

OPINION Bus Consortium to parents: ‘We regret that this will cause disruption to people’s lives.’ Full disclosure: I am a father of two children, 6 and 4 years old respectively, who are enrolled at Killaloe Public School. When I first found out about the newly proposed staggered bus system, an …

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