The CIBC is positioning itself as a responsible corporate citizen. Why, just ask them. Monday, it embarked on a Twitter campaign to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The company initiated the campaign with this tweet: By the end of the day, the corporate twitter account announced success: Money for charity. What could possibly […]
Archives for September 2014
News 1. War against unions The very first bill of the new legislature is aimed at unions, as unions rally in opposition. The government wants to restrict the number of bargaining units to four unions representing nurses, saying that the large number of bargaining units (over 50) is cumbersome and leads to each one-upping the previous […]
Just months after a 15 percent increase in subscription rates, the Chronicle Herald is again increasing rates, this time by charging extra for its magazine. The company explained the rate increase in a message it emailed to subscribers (including the Examiner) today: Starting with the October 25, 2014 edition of Herald Magazine, The Chronicle Herald will […]
News 1. Jail Four guards and two inmates at the Burnside jail had a “physical altercation” Saturday, say Halifax Police. “Three of the staffers were injured, but none needed to be admitted to the hospital,” reports the Chronicle Herald. The jail has been in lockdown for a week, which will make the atmosphere all that more […]
News 1. Balcony collapse New school year party Drink and flirt in cool night air World comes crashing down 2. Burnside jail Incarcerated The cruel crime of punishment Spiteful warden smirks 3. Northern Pulp Mill Verdant forest land People happily employed Filthy air to breathe 4. Elderly Visit New Scotland Enjoy the land and people Stay […]
News 1. Throne speech “This is not at all going to war with organized labour,” premier Stephen McNeil told reporters, just moments after the throne speech outlined a war with organized labour. The speech spelled out the particulars: the government, not workers, will decide who represents workers, and public service work will be out-sourced to avoid having […]
In the rush to produce other content for this site, I’ve put off posting the comment policy for the site. Here it is, in all its glory: Commenting policy 1. Only subscribers to the Halifax Examiner may comment on articles. 2. All commenters must use their first and last name. 3. Exceptions to policy #2 […]
News 1. Ship of Theseus David Darrow, the deputy minister overseeing the Bluenose restoration, testified before the legislature’s Public Accounts committee yesterday. Darrow said the project should’ve been placed under the control of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and not under the Department of Culture and Heritage. I watched most of the hearing, and […]
Yesterday’s meeting of Halifax council involved a lot of wide-ranging conversation and debate, which often raises the ire of people who think that the less discussion the better. But I think we all benefit from longer discussion of issues. But unfortunately it’s late in the day, so I’ll make this a quick and short recap...
The FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup games in Moncton played before disappointing crowds. Was it worth $4.3 million in taxpayer money? by Karen Rawlines Although no CFL games rolled into town this year, Moncton still found a way to continue its pose as the region’s sports entertainment destination. It took the job by default, it seems,...