November Subscription drive The last day! Tomorrow we’ll go back to less intrusive measures to extract your money from you. But seriously, this operation doesn’t work without your subscriptions. We’re trying to do something important here: produce journalism without relying on advertising, advertorial, government money, selling your data, Jeff Bezo’s money, or any other hare-brained […]
Archives for November 2018
November subscription drive Only one more day of these annoying reminders! And only one more day to take advantage of the free T-shirt offer with each annual subscription. Click here to subscribe. 1. Oil spill “Nearly two weeks after the largest-ever oil spill in Newfoundland history, the parties involved remain tight-lipped about the incident and […]
News 1. Legacy media: CEO compensation and public subsidies Yesterday, Postmedia released its Management Information Circular in preparation of January’s shareholder meeting; the circular shows that CEO Paul Godfrey was awarded a $1.2 million bonus on top of his $1.2 million dollar salary in 2018, and with stock options brought in over $5 million in […]
Last week, just in time for Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day, the city of Halifax revived its Heads Up Halifax campaign, but with a twist on past years. This year, instead of paying someone to come up with more ads like this: …the city announced it was going to ask citizens for their ideas on how […]
The price of police background checks How much is too much to pay for a background check to apply for a job or to volunteer for a non-profit group such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters or a school breakfast program? It’s a question worth asking in Halifax, where the fees to check if a person has...
November subscription drive We had great fun at our subscription drive party Sunday. A couple of photos: It was a wonderful night, with a large crowd, and everyone seemed happy. I enjoy hosting the annual subscription party, not just to have fun and meet people, but also to acknowledge that this enterprise would not exist […]
November subscription drive Not too late! Click here to subscribe. 1. William Shrubsall The Parole Board of Canada agrees that dangerous offender William Shrubsall is still a danger, writes Stephen Kimber. “So why grant him full parole? Good question. Bad answer.” Click here to read “William Shrubsall: gambling on American justice, gambling on public safety.” This article is for […]
“After considering the following information, the Board has decided to take no action on your day parole and to grant full parole for deportation. The Board explains its reasons below…” Start with this. When considering 47-year-old Ethan Simon Templar MacLeod’s request for parole earlier this month, the Parole Board of Canada already had plenty of...
It’s the start of the holiday season, and white people, you know what that means! It’s the time of year where your racist relatives say terrible things to you over the dinner table. To get into the holiday spirit, I decided to do some field work, and find out from white people just how racist […]
November subscription drive Come on, surely the bit about Risley is worth a few of your dollars? Click here to subscribe. And don’t forget the party on Sunday. News 1. John Risley says he was swindled out of 10 million Euros Nova Scotia billionaire John Risley says a fast-talking man posing as a Saudi oil tycoon swindled […]