News 1. Politicians respond, sort of, to Greg Hiles’ death This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. Premier McNeil, Health Minister Randy Delorey, and Justice Minister Mark Furey all read from the same script after Thursday’s meeting of Cabinet ministers in charge of the province. There will be no consideration given to any sort of […]
Archives for August 2019
News 1.What is going on at the East Coast Forensic Hospital? El Jones looks into concerns about treatment at the East Coast Forensic Hospital after the death of Greg Hiles last week. Women’s Wellness Within has requested a meeting with Health Minister Randy Delorey and has called for an inquiry into Hiles’ death at the […]
The death of Greg Hiles last week at the East Coast Forensic Hospital has led to calls for an inquiry and questions about the conditions at the facility. Serious problems have been consistently raised about the state of the province’s hospitals, nursing homes, and other treatment facilities. Disability rights advocates recently won a Nova Scotia Human […]
News 1. Man dies in custody at East Coast Forensic Hospital El Jones has the heartbreaking story of Gregory Hiles, who died by suicide on August 20 while in custody at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. On Tuesday, August 20th, Sheila Hiles spoke with her son Gregory for over an hour until around 10pm, when […]
Conditions on the Community Transition Unit (4B) of the crumbling and leaky Centennial Building at the VG hospital in Halifax are so bad that they’ve provoked the family of an 85-year-old woman with dementia to speak out. The family’s hope is the Nova Scotia Health Authority (which operates hospitals) and the Department of Health (which...
On Tuesday, August 20th, Sheila Hiles spoke with her son Gregory for over an hour until around 10pm, when the East Coast Forensic Hospital locks up for the night. Nothing, she says, was out of the ordinary. Greg talked about plans he was making for the future, and discussed a recent meeting with his treatment […]
News 1. What caused the fire at the Barho family’s home? On February 19, 2019, a fire killed the seven children of the Barho family, who had come to Canada as refugees from Syria. The fire department has yet to release any information on what caused the fire or what could have been done to […]
1. Tories play whack-a-mole in Northside-Westmount Just when you think you’ve gotten rid of one Tory candidate another pops up from the next hole over, reports Stephen Kimber: So there are now three Tories — one official, two unofficial — running in next week’s provincial byelection in Cape Breton’s Northside-Westmount riding. Could this entire mess […]
Quick now. Who’s the real Tory candidate in the Cape Breton Northside-Westmount provincial byelection? Yes, it is a trick question. And, yes, the answer is complicated. Best to start chronologically. Earlier this year, the Progressive Conservative Party recruited Sydney Mines musician Andrew Doyle to seek its nomination in the traditionally Tory riding for the next...
News 1. Dartmouth lakes “On a hot steamy night more than 150 Dartmouth residents turned up at a ‘Save Our Lakes’ meeting hosted by Claudia Chender and Susan Leblanc, the representatives for Dartmouth South and Dartmouth North in the legislature,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Top among the concerns expressed at the Micmac Aquatic Club last night […]