When the Chronicle Herald broke a story about non-consensual posting of sexually explicit images on Instagram by students in Howe Hall, Dalhousie, it seemed, was ready. Within a day, it released a statement, detailing its responses – which included the matter having been referred to the police, with no charges laid, and some of the...
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News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Flight 624 I reported yesterday that two backup generators that power the airport terminal building in the event of a power outage failed eight minutes after they came on when Flight 624 hit a antenna array and associated power lines, taking out power […]
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia today published a decision by Justice Arthur W.D. Pickup that rejects an appeal by Halifax resident Najibullah Uzbak. Uzbak argued that he was improperly convicted of endangering a pedestrian in the crosswalk on Nantucket Avenue, just up the hill from the intersection with Wyse Road, near the Bridge Terminal. The incident occurred on May 26, […]
When Flight 624 struck an antenna array and power pole while making its ill-fated landing at the Halifax airport Sunday morning, it interrupted power to the airport. Three backup power generators immediately came on, as designed. But while the backup generator that powers the airfield lights — primarily, the lights along the runways — operated...
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• Relying on corporations for increased funding of universities undermines education, say student leaders • Student input was carefully scripted to arrive at a predetermined political goal When the provincial government released its report on the results of a public consultation on Nova Scotia’s universities, it was speaking to a crowd with high expectations. All the...
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Flight 624 During a heavy snowstorm early Sunday morning, Air Canada Flight 624, with 138 people on board, crashed into the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Incredibly, no one was killed, although 23 people were taken to the hospital. A passenger told the […]
News Views In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Power The Canadian Press reports: NB Power and Nova Scotia Power say they’re teaming up for a pilot project they say could save the utilities up to $20 million in fuel costs and may help reduce rate increases for customers. The Crown-owned New Brunswick utility and Nova […]
This week, Coun. Linda Mosher found not guilty of traffic infraction after hitting cyclist with SUV; Halifax (née Metro) Transit to finally get long-awaited GPS system; Coun. Waye Mason weighs in on what to do with the Khyber Building; and Halifax Fire Chief Doug Trussler defends his reorganization plan after getting an earful from city council. Listen […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. St. Patrick’s roof collapses The roof on the former St. Patrick’s High School collapsed this morning, evidently from the weight of the snow. The building, which was vacant at the time of the collapse, has been scheduled for demolition. Six HRSB schools are […]