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The Maritimes origin of bad science: Morning File, Monday, October 20, 2014

News 1. Nova Star, pt. 1 This weekend the Yarmouth Vanguard published a very good piece by reporter Carla Allen. Allen interviewed Jeanna Kernazitskas, a lab tech from North Carolina travelling as a passenger on the Nova Star, who was one of the first people on the scene when a crewmember collapsed with a medical emergency. The crewmember subsequently […]

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Sorry about that, Chief: Morning File, Saturday, October 18, 2014

News 1. Stephen Harper is looking in your underwear drawer The Chronicle Herald’s Paul McLeod and Toronto Star’s Alex Boutilier have followed up on their explosive April report which revealed that the federal government had asked “telecoms and social media companies to turn over Canadians’ user data at ‘jaw-dropping’ rates, with nearly 1.2 million requests in […]

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Is a botched Halifax police investigation being hidden behind a proposed publication ban?

Note: This article contains descriptions of violence that may upset some readers. There was an all-day hearing at the Law Courts building in Halifax yesterday, as Justice James Chipman heard an application for a publication ban on a report written by a lawyer at the Criminal Convictions Review Board. That CCRB report found that “there may be […]

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Prancing Queen: Morning File, Saturday, October 11, 2014

News 1. Equity stakes Chronicle Herald reporter Patricia Brooks Arenburg takes a much-needed look at the provincial purchase of equity stakes in corporations as an “economic development” strategy. I’ll forgive her this one time for the throw-away quote from Kevin Lacey, the most over-quoted and irrelevant quote-maker in Canada. Just glaze over that paragraph and […]