The Halifax Examiner is growing — again. I started the Examiner in 2014. It was then a one-man operation, but I always hoped to grow the Examiner into something much more substantive, and here these seven years later, I’m quite happy with what we’ve achieved. Because the Examiner is now an entire team of full-time […]
Archives for March 2021
Councillors are in favour of a 4.8% increase to the Parks and Recreation budget, and they’re considering adding another $3 million. Halifax regional council’s budget committee met Wednesday to debate the 2020-2021 operating budget for Parks and Recreation. Director Denise Schofield presented the budget to councillors, including an increase of about $1.5 million over last...
Two new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Wedsday, March 31). One of the cases is in Nova Scotia’s Health Central Zone, and the other is in the Western Zone. Both are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. Of the new cases, one is a man aged 20-39, and the other is […]
Anne MacPhee was grief-stricken and angry six months ago when her husband Kelly died in her arms half an hour after the first call to 911. The MacPhees live just past the Armdale Rotary in Halifax — not more than 10 minutes from the Halifax Infirmary — so she was upset when it took paramedics […]
News 1. Province House roundup Jennifer Henderson brings us the latest news from Province House this morning, with some files from Tim Bousquet: Just before yesterday’s COVID briefing, Extinction Rebellion members demonstrated at Department of Lands and Forestry offices around the province, and as well at One Government, where Premier Iain Rankin’s office is located. […]
Just before yesterday’s COVID briefing, Extinction Rebellion members demonstrated at Department of Lands and Forestry offices around the province, and as well at One Government, where Premier Iain Rankin’s office is located. At the briefing, Examiner editor Tim Bousquet asked Premier Iain Rankin about the demonstrators’ concerns, and about the proposed Goldboro LNG plant: Bousquet: […]
After four years and as many tries, a Vernon Street resident is now allowed to build a backyard addition that doesn’t quite meet the land-use bylaw. Halifax and West Community Council voted Tuesday night to allow an appeal of a variance refusal for 1891 Vernon St., the corner of Vernon and Shirley streets. The property...
At today’s COVID briefing, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang had this to say about the latest news concerning the AstraZeneca vaccine: In the past few weeks, there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe rare but serious cases of blood clots associated with low levels of the cells that help […]
News 1. “The battle doesn’t end” in fighting barriers in the city Zane Woodford talks with Milena Khazanavicius about a fence that is now surrounding a development at the corner of North and Oxford streets. Khazanavicius is blind and she and her guide dog, Louis, were out for a walk on Sunday morning when they […]
Members of the legislature’s Law Amendments Committee have voted in favour of wholesale changes to Bill 4, the Biodiversity Act, after meeting for more than 11 hours and hearing from more than 45 citizens yesterday. Just prior to the hearing, which began at 9am and gave each participant 10 minutes to speak, the government released […]