The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Twelve year-old Damini Awoyiga is encouraging girls to be creative and to find their voice during the COVID-19 lockdown. A poet, singer, and award-winning author, Damini recently got a sewing machine. She says that sewing is an important skill for women whose bodies don’t always […]
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The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Choices? Crushing health care unions versus investing in long-term care? Slashing $8 million from the provincial budget for grants to long-term health care facilities versus investing in long-term care? Boasting about shiny budget surpluses versus investing in long-term care? Cutting taxes for corporations versus investing...
Catharine Mansley was a Mountie for 24 years. In time her mind began to go from all the stress of being a RCMP patrol officer in Halifax County. She began drinking. When she complained about her problem to her supervisors, that just added to them. She was caught driving drunk twice. Convicted once, she went […]
“Nature won.” That’s how retired wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft reacted to a judge’s decision on Friday which essentially orders the Department of Lands and Forestry to obey provincial law when it comes to protecting endangered, threatened, and vulnerable species. There are 60 plants and animals identified under Nova Scotia’s Endangered Species Act. But the judicial...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. What do you miss most about pre-pandemic life? What worries you? How do you feel about the reopening? Has the pandemic provided any silver linings? These are just some of the questions being asked by St. Francis Xavier University psychology professor Karen Blair as part […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The first three known cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia were announced on March 15, for testing conducted the previous day. Every day since then, there have been announcements of more cases, with a one-day high of 55 new known cases on April 22. The […]
Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee is recommending in favour of an addition to the historic Kenny-Dennis and Acadian Recorder buildings in downtown Halifax. Dexel Developments won the tender process to lease and develop the properties at 1724, 1730, and 1740 Granville St. from the provincial government, and posted the plan for what it calls the Press...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Councillors voted to restore $2 million in funding for land purchases in downtown Dartmouth, along with money for three jobs related to the city’s climate change plan and two snow-shovelling programs at their budget committee meeting on Friday. The budget committee has been meeting nearly […]
News 1. RCMP and rural policing “The RCMP’s rural policing strategy has been for many years an ongoing disaster and a danger to the public in Colchester County, say two municipal councillors with law enforcement backgrounds,” reports Paul Palango: Most of the victims killed in the Nova Scotia massacre of April 18-19 lived in Colchester […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. A new phone line has been launched by East Coast Prison Justice Society (ECPJS) to monitor conditions in provincial jails during the COVID-19 epidemic. Sheila Wildeman, Chair of the ECPJS, says that the line grew out of a planned project to monitor provincial jails. When […]