Hi, I’m Joan Baxter, a Nova Scotian journalist and author. Some of my books are actually quite upbeat, proving that I’m not always a bearer of bad news. News 1. Abandoned tidal turbine Jennifer Henderson updates the situation of the abandoned tidal turbine in the Minas Basin in this article for the Examiner. After a […]
Archives for August 2018
After a month of turmoil, regulatory uncertainty, and inertia, it appears steps are being taken to monitor the environmental impact in the immediate zone around an abandoned tidal turbine at the bottom of the Bay of Fundy near Parrsboro. The five-storey high machine is owned and operated by Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between […]
Hi, I’m Erica Butler, taking another kick at the Morningfile can. News 1. Whalley trial gives a glimpse into the inner workings of CBRM The Cape Breton Spectator’s Mary Campbell has published three parts of her deep dive series on the Whalley trial. On the surface, it was as billed — a constructive dismissal case […]
I’m Philip Moscovitch, filling in for Tim Bousquet this morning. Tim is editing from a diner at an undisclosed location. News 1. Spaceport concerns Last month, Maritime Launch Services — the people who say they want to run a spaceport out of Canso —submitted a 159-page environmental assessment for the project. Federal and provincial government staffers […]
Hi, I’m Chris Benjamin, today’s guest writer. I’m a journalist as well as a writer and editor of books — fiction and non-fiction — and the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today Magazine. Environment and social justice are my beats. News 1. Oil spills, past and present The Canadian Coast Guard is investigating what appears to […]
Hi, I’m Suzanne Rent, a freelance writer in Halifax, and I’m filling in for Tim today. This is my first Morning File. You can follow me on Twitter @Suzanne_Rent. News 1. Burnside prisoners protest The Halifax Examiner is covering the prisoner protest at the Burnside jail: • The statement released by the prisoners can be […]
Halifax Transit made a splash recently with the announcement that in a few months, it will be introducing enormous paper tickets to replace the current small square ones. Twitter users did not disappoint in poking fun at the new out-sized discount fare medium: A series of diagrams to illustrate the size of the new Halifax...
Will Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives pull a federal Conservative Party and stagger out of their October 27 leadership convention hopelessly divided between their regular right-wing whingers and their ultra-right-wing whiners? Could PC leadership hopeful John Lohr — he of the Northern-Pulp-protesters-were-paid, free-speech-for-fanatics, let’s-build-more-statues-to-Edward-Cornwallis, frack-yes(!) wing of the party — emerge as the leader of a...
The Halifax Examiner is covering the prisoner protest at the Burnside jail: • The statement released by the prisoners can be read here. • An interview with Jason MacLean, NSGEU President and correctional officer is here. • A prisoner account about the staffing shortage, the lockdown, and the problems with the change to a direct supervision […]
Martha Paynter is a nurse, nursing PhD student, and director of Women’s Wellness Within. On August 21, the prisoners at the Burnside provincial jail launched a peaceful protest, in solidarity with a large prisoner strike in the United States, to call for basic improvements in health care, rehabilitation, exercise, visits, clothing, food, air quality and […]