Hi, I’m Erica Butler, your Examiner transportation columnist, filling in for Tim today and tomorrow. News 1. Film industry Writes Stephen Kimber: IATSE Local 849, the union that represents most film technicians in the province, has statistics showing its members worked 40,687 days in 2014, earning $11,120,665 in gross pay and pensions. In 2017, those […]
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The Saudi exodus from Dalhousie Medical School could trigger a chronic multi-million dollar-sized migraine for the institution, possibly starting this fall, as it scrambles to replace a lost revenue stream. Immediately in question is the collectability of an estimated $5.9 million in Saudi tuition for the current term. Neither the university nor the Nova Scotia...
There is something vaguely Trumpian in Premier Stephen McNeil’s continuing, reality-be-damned insistence his government’s 2015 consultation- and logic-free decision to dump a longstanding, working-well film tax credit, then replace it with a more restrictive, less incentivizing “Nova Scotia Film and Television Incentive Fund” is all working out just fine, the way we planned it, thank...
Today’s column has been provided to the Halifax Examiner by organizers of the protest in Burnside. We, the prisoners of Burnside, have united to fight for change. We are unified across the population in non-violent, peaceful protest. We are calling for support from the outside in solidarity with us. We believe that it is only […]
News 1. New bus routes “On Monday, bus routes in Halifax will undergo their biggest change ‘in at least 30 years,’ says Patricia Hughes, manager of planning and scheduling at Halifax Transit,” reports Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler: Mostly affecting Clayton Park and Fairview (all but one route at the Lacewood terminal), the Monday route […]
On Monday, bus routes in Halifax will undergo their biggest change “in at least 30 years,” says Patricia Hughes, manager of planning and scheduling at Halifax Transit. Mostly affecting Clayton Park and Fairview (all but one route at the Lacewood terminal), the Monday route changes are part of the five-year-long implementation of the Moving Forward […]
News 1. Fuel leaks at Tufts Cove and Halifax Transit “Pressed about the fact it took [Nova Scotia Power (NSP)] 12 days to talk about the almost 20,000 litres spilled on its property, [Environment Minister Margaret] Miller said she wasn’t overly concerned,” reports Jean Laroche for the CBC: “It would have been better if they […]
News 1. Tufts Cove oil spill Yesterday, Nova Scotia Power (NSP) issued a news release about its cleanup efforts at the Tufts Cove oil spill. For the first time, the release defines the full extent of the spill, and as I predicted, it was much larger than originally reported. The company now says that in […]
News 1. Emera withdraws from Cape Sharp Tidal This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. Emera is out of the tidal power business in the Bay of Fundy, at least for now. The parent company of Nova Scotia Power (and the North American energy conglomerate with $29 billion in assets) announced yesterday it was withdrawing […]
News 1. Health care Writes Stephen Kimber: “I want to assure you that I’ve heard you, and I’ve listened,” McNeil said of the health care crisis on election night. “We have a plan, and the opposition parties have a plan, and we can work together to make it better.” So much for working together. With […]