The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Getting kids outside and into nature to learn has plenty of benefits, but some parents and teachers say they’re not sure how outdoor classrooms and outdoor learning, which the province is encouraging in its back-to-school plan, could work this upcoming school year. Stacey Rudderham is […]
Archives for July 2020
We are a collective of incarcerated Black people – political prisoners held hostage by the state – and our supporters on the outside who are making this statement on Emancipation Day. On August 1, African people across the globe celebrate Emancipation Day. This marks the day the Abolition of Slavery Act was passed freeing enslaved […]
The city’s design review committee has rejected advice from planning staff and approved an application from Southwest Properties for a 16-storey building on the waterfront. The site is known as the Cunard lot — located on the waterfront along Lower Water Street between Morris and Bishop streets, next to Southwest’s Bishop’s Landing condo development. It’s...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Premier Stephen McNeil told a media briefing today that while he’s considering the options of re-opening to the rest of Canada, “we’re not there yet.” Two new travel-related cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province today, the first since July 15. Both cases were […]
News 1. Cabinet roundup: Masks, schools, borders, and the Yarmouth ferry Jennifer Henderson participated by phone in yesterday’s post-cabinet meeting. (Eight “major” news organizations were allowed to take part in person; the Examiner was not included.) In her roundup, Henderson says the province has still not set a date for opening to the rest of […]
Premier Stephen McNeil’s cabinet met Thursday and took questions from reporters afterward. Here’s what they talked about: Masks mandatory as of today Health Minister Randy Delorey was asked how his department intends to enforce a new policy requiring most adults and children over age 2 to wear a non-medical mask when they are inside public […]
A meadow garden project on a municipally-owned right-of-way in Hammonds Plains, planted by residents in Kingswood subdivision, has run into some problems because of municipal rules. The meadow garden — started by Donna and Duff Evers, who live in Kingswood — is located on a quarter-acre plot of land the Evers actually mowed for about […]
The RCMP are brushing off explosive evidence in the mass shooting case unsealed in court this week, in a lengthy statement released on Thursday. On Monday, a Nova Scotia judge ordered that some of the redactions in search warrant documents related to the RCMP’s investigation into the events of April 18/19 be un-redacted. The ruling […]
On July 23, 2020, Der Spiegel, Germany’s largest weekly magazine, published an article by Martin Doerry, entitled “Moose, Bears, Eva Herman: Right-wing ideologues and conspiracy-theorists, including the former “Tagesshau” presenter, lure Germans to the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ‘New settlers’ can buy real estate in a colony of like-minded people.” The article was written...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Despite renewed calls from the president of the largest public-sector union in the province, Premier Stephen McNeil is not prepared to call a public inquiry into the deaths of 53 residents at the Northwood nursing home. But in a new development, the Premier says he […]