Premier Darrell Dexter has announced the province is contributing $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with the humanitarian mission and reconstruction efforts in Pakistan. “The situation in Pakistan is desperate. Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes and families and are in need of shelter, food and clean water. This money will help provide the help they need,” said Premier Dexter. Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan led to massive flooding in late July. The devastation is now compounded by health risks from water-borne diseases, food shortages, collapsed bridges and roads, and the lack of adequate shelter. “I am deeply saddened by the tragedy and loss in Pakistan. Nova Scotia, a province renowned for the generosity and kindness of its people, is part of the international community reaching out to help those struck by such a deadly natural disaster,” said Premier Dexter. The United Nations estimates that 14 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the flooding, with more than six million in need of emergency assistance. Nova Scotians, businesses and unions are also encouraged to do their part in supporting relief organizations helping the stricken country. The federal government will match individual donations by Canadians, dollar for dollar, made between August and Sept. 12 to registered Canadian charities for assistance to the Pakistan relief efforts. For more information on donating to relief efforts, contact the Canadian Red Cross at www.redcross.ca or the Canadian International Development Agency at www.cida.ca .
Some imagined what the letter might say… The official photo of @NicolaSturgeon signing the section 30 request for an independence referendum is absolute patter. 💯👏💯 pic.twitter.com/l1rQhNVNvH— The Cherry Wave (@TheCherryWave) March 30, 2017 Just got sent the section 30 letter pic.twitter.com/xsxD4aML3n— Liam O’Hare (@Liam_O_Hare) March 30, 2017 Theresa May puts the final touches art 50 letter @NicolaSturgeon puts final touches to section 30 letter. #ScotRef #ScotlandinEurope pic.twitter.com/yJLTD1Sz20— Susanne Campbell SNP (@susannecc) March 30, 2017 Well, you know what they say about imitation and flattery…. pic.twitter.com/R7SltrrWjW— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) March 30, 2017 Nicola Sturgeon’s pose as she signed her letter asking for a second independence referendum couldn’t have been more different from Theresa May’s as she signed the Article 50 letter.Curled on the sofa like a satisfied cat, with her feet up and a beverage resting on the table next to her, she smiled as she signed the letter which could cause a huge headache for the UK Government. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Many on social media have imagined what the contents of the letter say, and wondered if she purposefully posed so casually to irritate the Prime Minister.Pleased Scots referred to the letter and pose as “absolute patter”, while others derided her casual approach. “Dear Slim, I wrote but you still ain’t called.” #indyref2 #scotref pic.twitter.com/5uLk3Axx8N— Scott Reid (@scottreid1980) March 30, 2017 Theresa May puts the final touches art 50 letter @NicolaSturgeon puts final touches to section 30 letter. #ScotRef #ScotlandinEurope pic.twitter.com/yJLTD1Sz20— Susanne Campbell SNP (@susannecc) March 30, 2017 Theresa May’s reply to Nicola Sturgeon’s Section 30 letter is pretty blunt pic.twitter.com/cjziFRb2Zv— Charlie (@chralie) March 30, 2017 Here’s the FM writing the section 30 letter to the PM – a more casual look than the A50 letter & no flag. #indyref2 pic.twitter.com/PTmpCrtUFG— Mark Diffley (@markdiffley1) March 30, 2017 And Ruth Davidson made a comparison Nicola Sturgeon may not enjoy And what Mrs May’s response may be