This week we speak with Montreal-based Taras Grescoe. Grescoe is an award-winning author and public transit advocate. His most recent book, Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile was released by HarperCollins Canada in 2012. Straphanger won the Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction and was listed by the Globe & Mail as one of the […]
Archives for July 2015
News Views Government In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Dildo “Police posing with your dildo during a raid does not a Charter of Rights and Freedoms violation make,” reports the Chronicle Herald’s Jessica Flower: Michael David Hilchey and Jocelyn Leanne Judith Hilchey were arrested Feb. 7, 2014, and their home was raided by law enforcement […]
News Views Government In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Port Hawkesbury Paper The US Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary ruling that the Port Hawkesbury Paper mill is being subsidized, reported the CBC yesterday morning: The investigation sets the way to levy duties on supercalendered paper, glossy paper used for magazines and catalogues. The ruling says the Port Hawkesbury […]
Indian Brook used to have the best water for miles around, said Dorene Bernard. But no one likes to drink it now. The change came in 2012, when the community’s water table was contaminated by digging at the nearby Nova Scotia Sand and Gravel pit. The community was issued a do-not-drink advisory, and the Department...
News Views Government In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Basketball courts Twitterer @HalifaxChris alerted a bunch of us media folk about the ridiculous situation at the St. Joseph’s A. McKay School basketball courts, and the CBC’s Brett Ruskin took the issue and ran with it: Developers of a nearby condominium project have built a plywood wall to protect the […]
News Views Government Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Maritime nice “Joanne Bernard, the minister responsible for Community Services and Nova Scotia’s first openly gay MLA, says the hate speech is still routine, nearly two years after she was elected,” reports CTV: “I have had vile and filthy language spewed at me through the […]
News Views Government In the harbour Footnotes News Mondays in the summer are always slow on the news front, and today is even slower than usual. Media outlets are putting up nonsense and almost meaningless things as local “news.” The Chronicle Herald has a photo of people working out on the waterfront. The CBC looks […]
News A Timeline of Writing Summer News Noonish: Start looking at news. Oh! Here’s something. The water in Hammonds Plains might be turning a senior’s hair yellow. Think about the water in the Black community in Upper Hammonds Plains. In the words of poet iZrEAL in the poem “Dog Walk Park:” The same Doug Sparks who […]
This week, we speak with Dr. Ingrid Waldron, a sociologist and assistant professor at Dalhousie University, about environmental racism and its effects in Nova Scotia. Plus, Jimmy Melvin, Jr. is arrested in connection to the 2009 murder of drug rival Terry Marriott, Jr. Also, the provincial Liberal government mulls privatizing Service Nova Scotia as part of […]
While TD Bank stands as a prominent sponsor of Halifax Pride and 41 other Pride festivals in Canada and the U.S., the corporation has recently contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the electoral campaigns of American politicians who have fought against the legalization of same-sex marriage. Since establishing a Political Action Committee (PAC) in...