News 1. More weather There’s more weather. 2. More stadium Reporter Francis Campbell has the second in his series looking at the prospects for a CFL team in Halifax, this time focusing on the economics of a stadium. As I wrote yesterday, the goal of stadium promoters seems to be to confuse the public: And […]
Archives for December 2017
News 1. Weather There’s weather today. 2. Sexual history and anonymity Yesterday, the courts published Judge Anne Derrick’s decision on whether testimony on Catherine Campbell’s sexual history would be allowed in the preliminary inquiry of the murder charge against Christopher Garnier. Derrick’s ruling is complicated, but the gist of it is she ruled that Campbell’s sexual history […]
News 1. Yarmouth ferry “The [U.S.] federal border protection agency has offered a reprieve that may allow the Portland-Nova Scotia ferry to return to Maine next year, if the city can find up to $2 million for upgrades to its ferry terminal,” reports Jake Bleiberg for the Bangor Daily News: The Cat ferry’s 2018 season appeared […]
On Wednesday, I went to Las Posadas, a Latin American celebration (traditionally over nine nights) that re-enacts the search for lodgings by Mary and Joseph. A procession goes from house to house, singing a traditional song asking for shelter. The family inside refuses, until finally they let everyone in. Visiting family for me means going to […]
News 1. Garnier guilty “A jury has found Christopher Garnier guilty of punching and strangling Nova Scotia police officer Catherine Campbell, rejecting his claim that the off-duty officer died accidentally during rough sex,” reports Aly Thomson for the Canadian Press: The 12-member Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury delivered its verdicts Thursday after 4.5 hours of […]
1. Stephen McNeil’s future head bump “I have every intention to be seeking a third mandate,” Premier Stephen McNeil tells Keith Doucette, reporting for the Canadian Press: Two months after the Liberals took office in 2013, they forecasted a $481-million deficit, largely after deciding to book $280 million in pension obligations. By last September’s budget, […]
News 1. Transportation data “The numbers have been in for a few weeks, and they are… unimpressive,” reports Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler: Naturally, I mean the 2016 census “journey to work” survey numbers, part of the long form census that 1/4 of us are asked to complete. Here’s how our mode share breaks down: […]
The numbers have been in for a few weeks, and they are… unimpressive. Naturally, I mean the 2016 census “journey to work” survey numbers, part of the long form census that 1/4 of us are asked to complete. Here’s how our mode share breaks down: Transit mode share: 11.8% (down from 12.5% in 2011) Walk...
1. The Pickup-McNeil war I was supposed to interview Auditor General Michael Pickup yesterday for this week’s Examineradio podcast, but Pickup cancelled for personal reasons. Shit happens, so it goes. We’ll get back to him in the new year. But in preparation for the interview, I read Pickup’s audit of Family Doctor Resourcing, and I came […]
Nova Scotia has a doctor problem. Perhaps lack-of-doctor might be more accurate. And “crisis” is certainly a more apt description than the mundane problem. According to the province’s one-year-old “Need A Family Practice” list, 42,198 Nova Scotians — 4.6 per cent of the province’s population — are currently officially listed as looking for a doctor....