News 1. Whitman running for mayor Matt Whitman is running for mayor in next year’s municipal election. Zane Woodford with The Star Halifax was at City Hall where Whitman announced his mayoral bid. I am absolutely convinced that my love for this great city, coupled with my determination to do right by you, its citizens, […]
Archives for October 2019
News 1. The Climate Emergency We’ve taken the first two parts of Linda Pannozzo’s four-part “The Climate Emergency” series out from behind the paywall. Here’s “Part 1: Why it’s time to ditch the language of economic growth.” And here’s Part 2: Why growth, even if it is green, is not enough.” 2. New traffic act delayed […]
News 1. Power back on after being cut for incident in South End NS Power cut power to thousands of residents in the South End Monday evening due to an incident on Harbourview Drive, which runs parallel to the rail cut and NS Power transmission lines. The information from police, via CBC News, is that […]
News 1. Crowns Writes Stephen Kimber: After a crazy week of blind-siding legislation, insults, distortions, bluster, meaningless committee hearings and more fact-free moments than you’d find in a Trumpian White House, the province and its Crown attorneys are right back where they began — at the bargaining table. Well, not exactly as illustrated… Click here […]
The dream of commercializing renewable energy from the world’s largest tides got a new lease on life last week. The Nova Scotia government amended a law to give three tidal developers permission to pursue the goal. The first project to test the powerful tidal waters of the Bay of Fundy, a $20 million-plus venture between...
On Friday, lawyers for the province’s Crown attorneys and for the government met in court as the government pursued an emergency injunction to force the prosecutors back to work. The government has declared the strike by Nova Scotia Crown prosecutors “illegal.” Outside the courtroom, Crown attorney Rick Woodburn said: “They will take away and smash and […]
So let us review. On Mar. 31, 2019, the collective agreement between Crown prosecutors and the Nova Scotia government expired. As part of the previous contract, signed in June 2016, the prosecutors had agreed to accept a draconian wage package the government was imposing on all other public servants. At the same time, however, the...
News 1. Prisoners and the vote Reports El Jones: On Monday, Canadians voted in the federal election. Voting is a right for all Canadians, and this includes people who are incarcerated. Despite being able to vote, prisoners report that they experienced barriers to casting their ballot. Prisoners in the Atlantic Institution, a federal men’s maximum […]
There were moments during last week’s “Water Not Gold” rally outside the Alt Hotel at the Halifax airport where the “Gold Show” was in progress, when I was reminded of a video from 2011 during Occupy Wall Street. That footage shows protestors marching along Wall Street, calling out money barons, greed, and the neoliberal system […]
A remote corner of the municipal district of West Hants has been rezoned so its American owner, Halliburton Partners Canada, can manufacture “perforation equipment” used in offshore oil and gas exploration. Since February, Halliburton — the largest provider of “fracking” services in the world — has been storing explosives used in the oil and gas...