It’s game over for the 2020 World Women’s Hockey Championship. Less than three weeks before the first pucks were to be dropped at arenas in Halifax and Truro, concern about the spread of COVID-19 has cancelled the international sporting event. Ironically, the International Ice Hockey Federation voted to cancel the World’s Women Hockey Championship on Saturday, March 7 […]
Archives for March 2020
Give Stephen McNeil’s Liberals an A+ for Audacity. On Tuesday last week (March 3), the government introduced legislation to give it, present and previous cabinet ministers, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and provincial casino operators blanket immunity from class-action lawsuits, as well as a free pass on liability for any punitive...
News 1. Nova Scotia’s “world class” gold Joan Baxter spent the last four days attending the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto, (see her mid-convention report here) and concludes her visit with a look at Nova Scotia’s claim that it has “world class” gold, and I have to include this photo […]
“Fingers crossed.” That’s how Garreth MacDonald, communications director for Hockey Nova Scotia, described how fans and players are feeling these days as the spread of the COVID-19 virus threatens to derail the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Women’s Championship planned for Truro and Halifax at the end of this month. Years of planning and $650,000...
Well, wasn’t that a party. It lasted four long days, jam-packed the two massive buildings of the Toronto Convention Centre, featured glitzy and glamorous (and expensive-to-attend) awards galas and parties, drew more than 23,000 people from around the world including a long list of dignitaries, government ministers, and politicians, and received surprise visits from Prime […]
News 1. Police union says cops can’t do their job without beating up Black people El Jones wrote yesterday that the head of the police union wrote an email complaining about how morale amongst officers is the “lowest he’s seen in 30 years,” because of the decisions of chief Dan Kinsella. Those decisions include one […]
Halifax’s police union is lashing out after two of their members faced scrutiny for assaulting a Black youth. On Monday, the union that represents Halifax police officers leaked an email to CBC complaining that chief Dan Kinsella placed the officers who assaulted a 15-year-old Black boy — leaving him with a concussion, bruising, and injuries […]
News 1. Port Wallace Gamble, Part 3 Tim Bousquet wrote this item. Joan Baxter’s investigative series “Port Wallace Gamble” continues with “Part 3: Cleaning up the historic tailings from Montague Gold Mines – Does Port Wallace development hang in the balance?” Baxter has done an excellent job showing us the present-day hazards of Nova Scotia’s […]
This is the third and final article in a series about the toxic legacy from historic gold mines in Nova Scotia, which its citizens will be paying many millions of dollars to try to clean up, and how the contamination at just one of these sites — Montague Gold Mines in HRM — is affecting...
News 1. Port Wallace Gamble, Part 2 Tim Bousquet wrote this item. Joan Baxter’s investigative series “Port Wallace Gamble” continues with “Part 2: the suburb proposed to be built in the shadow of Montague Gold Mines.” Baxter is making the connection between the toxic legacy of historic gold mining in Dartmouth, and how that affects […]