News 1. The Story of You Guys Indigenous people: “We should tell history accurately. For example, Cornwallis put a bounty on the heads of Mi’kmaq women and children. Celebrating him as a hero tells a false and biased history that ignores and erases Indigenous people.” White people in Nova Scotia: “OMG, get over it. That […]
Archives for March 2017
News 1. No 2017 patio season for Argyle Street Wednesday morning, I saw that the city had posted a tender for the “streetscaping” of Argyle and Grafton Streets, but they wanted 150 bucks to view the thing, and I decided to instead spend the money on beer. Thankfully, the CBC has deep pockets and followed through […]
Eli Diamond was seven years old when he bought his first Prince and the Revolution album. It was Purple Rain. “And then I bought every single subsequent Prince album on the day it came out. So I’m a bit of a Prince geek,” Diamond, an associate professor of ancient philosophy in Dalhousie University’s Classics Department,...
News 1. Our disappearing forests “Despite what the Nova Scotia government has said in response to concerns raised over clearcutting, the most recent figures released from the National Forestry Database (NFD) indicate that in 2015, both the overall harvest and the proportion of trees removed by clearcutting continued to increase,” reports Jennifer Henderson: And ironically, […]
Despite what the Nova Scotia government has said in response to concerns raised over clearcutting, the most recent figures released from the National Forestry Database (NFD) indicate that in 2015, both the overall harvest and the proportion of trees removed by clearcutting continued to increase. And ironically, the national body used data supplied by the […]
On a clear, crisp Sunday morning in March, Tim Bousquet and I drove about 30 minutes inland from Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia to Twin Lakes, an area slated to be clearcut by Northern Pulp. As I reported in Part 1 of “Testing the Limits,” at the end of February the Abercrombie pulp giant posted several […]
News 1. I Like Trains Really, I do! But that thing they’re talking about running around downtown ain’t no train. The Disneyfication of downtown continues apace. I don’t have the heart to write about it… read Jacob Boon in The Coast. 2. 40 kph speed limits “Halifax city council may be asking the province to lower speed […]
In Court Repeat sex offender gets shut down by Judge Lenehan Judge Gregory Lenehan won’t be back in the public’s good books for some time, after his comments on sexual assault and consent and the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi. But I think readers will still enjoy Steve Bruce’s account of Judge Lenehan absolutely shutting down...
Halifax city council may be asking the province to lower speed limits on residential streets. Last week, council’s transportation committee approved a recommendation that would see Halifax request a change in the provincial Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) to reduce “prima facie” speed limits in residential areas down to 40 kph from the current 50 kph....
I’m Katie, the rabid shitposter and memelord standing in for Tim from Toronto. I just heard that Tegan and Sara are coming to Halifax in July! OMG. News 1. It is bad out there Everyone is talking about the weather… It’s a bit of a slip & slide out there this a.m., after snow/ice pellets […]