Upgrading the Sydney to Truro rail line to the point where it can handle double-stacked containers won’t come cheap, according to a study just completed for the Port of Sydney Development Corporation, but the fix is needed if Sydney’s dreams of becoming a major container terminal are ever to be realized. Port CEO Marlene Usher told...
Archives for January 2018
News 1. Cornwallis statue to come down Halifax council voted 12-4 yesterday to take down the Cornwallis statue. The no votes were councillors Matt Whitman, David Hendsbee, Steve Adams, and Russell Walker. Councillor Lindell Smith was out of the country, but likely would have voted yes. You can read my blow-by-blow live-blog of the discussion […]
“I’ve only got three priorities,” says Gord Neal, the CEO of Hospice Halifax one month into the job. “Find the money for a Hospice. Build it. Open it.” The first residential hospice in the province is scheduled to open this October — after 17 years of volunteers dreaming, planning, and fundraising (with the largest push...
News 1. Weather There’s weather today, with associated closures and delays. 2. The Cornwallis statue and our missing history museum “Halifax regional council will debate taking down the Cornwallis statue and putting it in storage after a last-minute addition to Tuesday’s agenda,” reports Zane Woodford for Metro: HRM staff is recommending the statue be taken […]
News 1. Baillie resignation “While the Conservative response to the sexual harassment allegations against Jamie Baillie represents progress of a sort, there are still lessons we can learn from what the party did — and didn’t do — in this case,” writes Stephen Kimber. Click here to read “The PC party’s response to the Baillie […]
There is much to praise in the Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative party’s swift, decisive response last week to an allegation of sexual harassment against party leader Jamie Baillie. Especially in Nova Scotia with our tradition of look-the-other-way politics as usual, and boys will be boys, and on and on… Twenty years ago, even a highly...
I’m travelling to speak and perform, and WestJet lost my bag. Okay, that’s fine, I thought. It happens. I’m not sure how it happens on a direct flight when there were only about 20 people on the plane and only about five bags on the carousel, but ok. I wasn’t particularly happy about having to […]
This week we speak with Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, about the Northern Pulp Mill, provincial forestry practices, the threat to the Northumberland Strait lobster fishery, and what it’s like having a big corporation shut down your book signing. Also: what’s with the Jamie Baillie resignation? (Direct download) […]
News 1. Michelle Coffin on Jamie Baillie’s resignation The CBC spoke with Michelle Coffin about Jamie Baillie’s resignation. Coffin, you’ll recall, was the former Liberal staffer who was assaulted by Stephen McNeil’s spokesperson, Kyley Harris. Last year, Coffin spoke of her experience — and how the party turned its collective back on her — in a Coast […]
News 1. Baillie forced out by allegations of sexual harassment Yesterday, on the lunch hour, PC leader and MLA Jamie Baillie cryptically tweeted that he was resigning immediately: Then, at 3:13pm, the PC issued this statement: PC PARTY STATEMENT January 24, 2018 For immediate release HALIFAX, NS – The following is a joint statement […]