I’m Katie and I’m writing Morning File on Wednesday this week, so Tim can report some news. No GIFS today. But….. A beautiful morning at the #Dingle! #Halifax pic.twitter.com/r3RHXkyJJH — Paula Langille (@paulalangille) April 19, 2017 News 1. Bridgewater revenge-porn case back in court “Revenge porn” is a phrase almost any young woman knows, […]
Archives for April 2017
Court dismisses Henneberry’s appeal On Thursday last week, when the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal dismissed Victoria Henneberry’s appeal of her guilty plea to murder, family members of murder victim Loretta Saunders applauded. Miriam Saunders, Loretta’s mother, told reporters she can now begin to heal and advocate for the larger issues raised by her daughter’s...
Just about a year ago HRM hired Rod McPhail to head up a team of Halifax city staffers from Transportation and Public Works, Halifax Transit, and Planning and Development to write Halifax’s first Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP), a 15-year transportation plan for the region. To those of you who shudder at the thought of yet...
News 1. “Systemic Failure” in Al-Rawi case Elaine Craig, a law prof at Dalhousie, has written a paper titled “Judging Sexual Assault Trials: Systemic Failure in the Case of Regina v Bassam Al-Rawi.” The abstract: The recent decision to acquit a Halifax taxi driver of sexual assault in a case involving a very intoxicated woman, […]
News 1. Stop the presses! Thursday morning, Transcontinental Media announced that it was divesting itself of its Atlantic Canada media holdings: Transcontinental Inc. announced today the sale of its publication portfolio in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick to SaltWire Network Inc., an important independent local media group which publishes […]
So Mark Lever — a twice failed, never succeeded businessman who has already managed to turn the Halifax Herald into the palest imitation of a newspaper by eviscerating its newsroom and alienating its readers while the Internet chows down on what’s left of his lunch — has managed to borrow millions he doesn’t have against...
Murney Inc. Records A couple of weeks ago, Halifax Magazine ran a story by Philip Moscovich about the lack of street art in Halifax. Moscovich wondered why there are so few opportunities for graffiti artists in Halifax, unlike other cities whose art attracts tourists. Well, the answer uncovered in the article is that Halifax put […]
This week we speak with David Wheeler, the former president of Cape Breton University and current NDP candidate in Halifax-Armdale for the upcoming provincial election. In a wide-ranging conversation, he talks about his tenure at CBU, his frustration with the Liberal government’s lack of commitment for education funding, and his stance on fracking and the […]
News 1. Fishermen continue fight against tidal turbines “The Bay of Fundy Fisherman’s Association says it will continue to oppose the development of tidal power in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro,” reports Bruce Wark: Association spokesman, Colin Sproul made the pledge after the fishermen lost their court challenge to the deployment of a tidal turbine in November and […]
News 1. Pre-election spending Jennifer Henderson has begun combing through provincial press releases to build a weekly scorecard of pre-election spending announcements from the McNeil government. We’ll continue to run this until an election is called. (I’ll update it with previous weeks’ announcements as well.) Government Pre-Election Spending Announcements (April 3- April 10) 2. Court Watch This […]