News 1. Cellufuel Cellufuel has stopped operating its Brooklyn biofuel plant, the Halifax Examiner reported Friday. The start-up biofuel company has received at least $4.5 million in public money; the shut-down is temporary and just part how “innovation” works, insists president Chris Hooper. Click here to read “Cellufuel ‘pauses’ operations at its Brooklyn demonstration plant.” […]
Archives for July 2017
“The evidence has therefore made it clear to us that it can be unfair to expect that a brass knuckle possession, or breach of recognizance, or theft-under file for a repeat offender currently in custody being dealt with on a legal aid certificate will have the same level of file management and documentation as the...
This week, we’re joined by Halifax Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler, who digs into the province’s recent announcement of more than $65m in funding to twin portions of Highway 103, as well as the inaccessibility of Africville Park. Plus, 2,000 images from famed photographer Annie Liebovitz remain shuttered (see what I did there?) in a warehouse somewhere in […]
Cellufuel has stopped operating its Brooklyn biofuel plant, confirms company president Chris Hooper. “We’re pausing our operations,” Hooper said in a phone interview this morning. The plant will not operate “for the rest of the year,” he said. As Linda Pannozzo reported in May: In 2012, when the Dexter government announced the defunct [Bowater Mill...
News 1. Budget surplus and health care Yesterday, the province released the accounting for the 2016/17 fiscal year, which ended March 31. The publication of the public accounts came with this media release: The audited financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017, show a surplus of 149.6 million, $22.2 million higher than the […]
News 1. Tax scam rejected for fourth time “A federal tribunal has — for the fourth time — rejected the bulk of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s enormous Annie Leibovitz collection, raising questions about whether the prints by the famous American photographer will ever be displayed in Halifax,” reports Richard Cuthbertson for the CBC: The […]
News 1. Twinning the 103 Yesterday, the federal government announced funding for the twinning of Highway 103: Work involves twinning approximately 10.8 kilometres of road between Upper Tantallon and Ingramport, with the construction of new bridge structures over Mill Lake, Little Indian Lake, the Ingram River, and over Highway 103 at Mill Lake. A further […]
When my kid’s school announced its annual picnic at Africville Park in June, I was pretty excited. I would finally get to see the site of Africville, a predominantly Black community founded in the mid-1800s on the shores of the Bedford Basin, which suffered under decades of racist planning decisions culminating in the infamous demolition […]
News 1. Stop the Johannesburgization of Halifax’s north end Yesterday, I should’ve been working on two large research projects, or finishing up a crime story that seems to have been missed by the rest of the media, but instead I walked around the north end taking photos and sitting in Julien’s writing. The result is a […]
I’ve never been to South Africa, but during the Oscar Pistorius trial I became more aware of Johannesburg. It is, I learned, one of the most dangerous cities on Earth, and has become a city armed against itself. Here’s how one blogger describes it: Crime is for real and is definitely no joke. Every single person […]