This week we speak with author Ian Gill. An ex-pat Australian, Gill cut his teeth as a journalist with the Vancouver Sun in the 1980s before moving on to produce documentaries for the CBC. In his 2016 book, No News is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse – and What Comes Next, Gill explores the […]
Archives for December 2016
News 1. Fish kills “A dead whale has washed up in the same area of western Nova Scotia that has seen scores of dead herring, starfish, clams and lobster litter the shoreline — but fisheries officials say it’s too early to say whether the deaths are related,” report Aly Thomson and Alison Auld for the Canadian Press: […]
Hayes Marketing Halifax Nature of business: “Marketing affiliate for Amazon — selling online.” President: David C. Hayes Robin’s Healing Halifax Nature of business: “Alternative natural healing.” President: Robin Jardine The China Business Bureau of Nova Scotia Smiths Cove Nature of business: “Promotion and coordination of cultural and business exchanges between Nova Scotia and China.” Partner: Peter...
News 1. Ombudsman “The Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman hasn’t necessarily launched an investigation into council activities in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, an official said Wednesday,” reports Tom Ayers for Local Xpress: Christine Brennan, executive director of the ombudsman’s office, told Local Xpress on Wednesday an email from her office to a citizen last […]
Another phase of Halifax Transit’s new tech rollout is hitting the streets, in the form of a female robotic voice letting you know what bus has just arrived at your stop, and what stop is next for the bus you’re on. In addition to the voice, there’s an on board display screen with the same...
News 1. Fish, climate change, debt, and future generations What began as localized reports of dead herring has ballooned into gigantic fish kills along the coast of St. Mary’s Bay, south of Digby. Michael Gorman, reporting for the CBC, notes that the dead fish zone includes not just herring but “also dead starfish, lobsters, bar […]
1. Stephen McNeil caves on healthcare transfers In a press release issued at 5:50pm on the Friday before the Christmas holiday, the federal government announced that it had reached an agreement with the Nova Scotian government on healthcare transfers. Richard Starr gives context: This came only days after the Premier [Stephen McNeil] said the province would stick […]
A Tale of Two Families 1. Punishment It’s been almost a decade since Ashley Smith’s death in prison. Every year, her sister tells me, she hangs a special ornament for Ashley in the centre of the Christmas tree “as we try to get through the holidays.” Many of us know Ashley’s story, and it may […]
The concept of a Living Wage Ordinance has been picking up steam across North America, with more than 140 cities in the United States having adopted such a measure. Currently, New Westminister, BC, is the only Canadian city to have passed such legislation, but the movement is gaining support across the country. In Halifax, organizations like the […]
Petite Patrie Chocolate Canning President: Gabrielle Breault I don’t know who Breault is, but she posted a cool video on YouTube of bald eagles in Canning: Stark Readings Digby Nature of business: Psychic Partner: Megan Stark Brookfield Business Partners Limited Hamilton, Bermuda Directors: John Lacy, Patricia Zuccotti, Jeffrey Blinder, Stephen Kirsky, David Hamill, Don MacKenzie, Denis Turcotte,...