Shakespeare by the Sea building In June, a miscreant set fire to the Shakespeare by the Sea building in Point Pleasant Park, making it unusable. The building was constructed as a park canteen in 1969, sat empty for many years, and then was occupied by SBTS in 1994 for office, storage, and for theatre space...
Archives for October 2014
A deck collapse last month in Halifax’s south end at 921 Brussels Street sent six people to the hospital. In the aftermath of the horrific incident, Paul Pettipas, the CEO of the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association, told the Chronicle Herald that “in my opinion there was no maintenance done on this deck and the landlord’s responsible.” That comment...
News 1. Harrietsfield water There’s a long and complicated history to a water contamination issue in Harrietsfield, which reporter Brett Brundale relays here. This is a good example of why the ownership of companies should be public record. I can’t think of any reason why someone should be able to operate a business that is […]
News 1. Bill 1 To no one’s surprise, the Liberals’ bill merging health authorities and reducing the number of nurses’ union bargaining units to four has passed, on a vote of 42-5. The PCs supported it, and the NDP opposed it. I walked by Province House yesterday as the bill was being voted on, only to find […]
News 1. Cyber sexual assault Reporter Hilary Beaumont wrote a piece published yesterday in The Coast that examines the case of two women who have been pursued online by one of the women’s former boyfriend. The harassment is sexual assault: posting nude pictures of the women, trying to trick other men into fulfilling a fictional […]
News 1. Profiting from injustice When I was in high school and college I participated in a few bong circles, where inevitably some stoner dude would start philosophizing. “Man, the only reason pot is illegal is they haven’t figured out a way to make a profit out of it,” stoner dude would say, then take another hit. He’d […]
Monday, the Chronicle Herald sent notice to subscribers that it would soon start charging for its eight-times-monthly magazine, which has previously been a bonus for regular subscribers. But the charge for the magazine was going to be added to subscribers’ bills without their positive assent. To avoid the extra charge, subscribers would have to opt-out via an […]
News 1. Arrest at union demonstration Jason MacLean, vice-president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, was arrested outside Province House yesterday during heated demonstrations against Bill 1. A police release says: Shortly after 9 a.m., officers assigned to monitor a protest on Hollis Street were providing assistance to a vehicle that was attempting to […]