News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Snow Environment Canada is saying just 12 centimetres fell at the airport, but up to 35 centimetres fell in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. It might’ve just been the way the snow was drifting and collecting between snowbanks, but it sure seemed to me […]
Archives for March 2015
Zita Cobb thinks whoever divided the year into four seasons miscounted. “On Fogo Island we have seven different, distinct seasons.” In addition to the standard four, she said, Islanders divide the year into ice, berry and trap berth seasons, all defined by the rhythms of nature. It’s an example of what Cobb described as an “unmediated entanglement with...
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Health care labour deal Yesterday, the province issued a press release announcing a deal with health care unions: Government and the four unions involved in health care have reached an agreement today, March 13. “Health-care unions have worked with us to reach this […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Privatize The Liberal government is considering privatizing Service Nova Scotia. This is a horrible idea. Protecting good government jobs aside, privatization of government data collections elsewhere has led to nickel-and-diming the citizenry to death, and prevents people from easily accessing the information required for […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Allan Rowe Allan Rowe, the Liberal MLA for Dartmouth South, has a ruptured aneurysm and remains in intensive care, three weeks after collapsing while shovelling snow, reports Jean Laroche: The 59-year-old TV host turned politician has been up front about his health in the past. Rowe’s […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Fire No matter how sound the argument, it is politically impossible to close fire stations, evidently. Yesterday, Halifax council declined to support fire chief Doug Trussler’s suggested redeployment of fire resources. This issue deserves more attention than I can give it in Morning File. […]
Still reeling from the global financial collapse and continuing deep cuts in government funding, Dalhousie University will aim to balance its $363 million dollar budget next year with cuts to programs, increased tuition and an ongoing reliance on meager increases to provincial funding. That’s the recommendation of Dal’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC), which issued a...
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Photographers fired The Irving-owned Brunswick News has fired all the photographers working at the Moncton Times & Transcript and Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, reports the CBC. The expectation is that photographers at the Fredericton Daily Gleaner were also fired, but the union has not yet […]
by Scott Edgar If you’ve looked at Halifax Transit’s proposed redesign, you might have noticed one big change to your commute. Right now, you might only need to take one bus to go from home to work (or school) and back again. But on the redesigned network, you’re going to have to transfer. To a […]
“Out of 100 people, if three people blow up something we study the three to death,” says Amarnath Amarasingam. “Then we don’t ever ask what’s kept the 97 from doing similar things.” For Amarasingam, a a Postdoctoral fellow with Dalhousie’s Resilience Research Centre, solving that equation is a matter of resilience. Having completed his PhD at Wilfred...