Three years ago, then-Liberal Director of Communications Kyley Harris pleaded guilty to domestic assault and was dismissed from his role. Not for the assault itself, but for not mentioning the charges to his boss, Premier Stephen McNeil. As the 2017 election approached, communiqués from the Liberal Party once again featured Harris’s name in his old […]
Archives for June 2017
News 1. Mi’kmaq seat “A Nova Scotia senator says the time may be right to re-examine the establishment of a Mi’kmaq seat in the provincial legislature — and the premier says his government is open to it too,” reports Keith Doucette for the Canadian Press: Dan Christmas, a Mi’kmaq who was appointed to Ottawa’s upper chamber as […]
News 1. NSBI There are two CBC stories from yesterday involving Nova Scotia Business Inc. The first is from Paul Withers: The Nova Scotia Crown corporation responsible for economic development in the province says it needs to be more ‘inclusive’ when it refers potential clients to commercial real-estate brokers. Nova Scotia Business Inc. called in […]
Last week Halifax’s active transportation team presented their vision for the future of cycling in Halifax to a packed room at the Central Library. There was not much new in the presentation, more a summation of the latest in bike planning soon to be released as part of the Integrated Mobility Plan, which goes to...
News 1. Canada Games Centre roof Just six years old, the roof of the Canada Games Centre needs major repairs. Peter Smith of Eagle Project Management Inc. was hired to investigate leaks over the main pool area, the walking track, and the solarium in the fitness centre. What he found wasn’t pretty. “The roof drains […]
News 1. Downtown, the waterfront, and Armageddon Canada Day is of course a very big deal this year, so I was wondering what is going on. Unfortunately, the city’s Canada Day website is confusing: on the Events page, it lists the Tattoo as the one and only community event on Canada Day: Thinking that can’t be […]
“Maybe we need to look at an all-black school or other alternatives.” It was April 2006 and Wade Smith, then the vice principal of St. Patrick’s High School in Halifax, was musing to former-student-become-CBC-journalist Maggie Rahr about a recently released report on the province’s progress — or lack thereof — in implementing the recommendations of...
News 1. Outpatient centre Someone — I think the CBC — had put in a freedom of information request for the ranking list(s) provided by the Department of Transportation regarding the site selection for a new outpatient health clinic, and those records became publicly available this morning. There are likely many other documents related to the […]
1. Entrepreneurship Men, are you tired of being discriminated against by ladies? Do you worry that men just can’t get a job anymore now that men only make up 190 out of 200 airport drivers? Are you sick of being made to look bad by women talking about being raped by men? Why is no-one […]
Already a borderline epidemic on the west coast, Fentanyl, perhaps more than other opioids, is posed to become a public-health crisis in Nova Scotia, believes Vice News’s Hilary Beaumont. Plus, there are three recounts underway in the wake of the Nova Scotia provincial election: Chester-St. Margaret’s, Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank, and Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie. Finally, North Dartmouth comes to grips with another […]