I really, really wanted to write part two of the update on bikeway projects this week. But perhaps it is wiser to step back for a moment from documenting the planning progress around bike infrastructure, to consider whether or not this municipality actually has the intention to follow through and build what’s being planned. This […]
Last week, just in time for Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day, the city of Halifax revived its Heads Up Halifax campaign, but with a twist on past years. This year, instead of paying someone to come up with more ads like this: …the city announced it was going to ask citizens for their ideas on how […]
I first wrote about bikes in Halifax back in 2003 when the city’s first bike plan, the “Blueprint for a Bicycle Friendly HRM,” was released and approved. Fifteen years and a half-dozen plans later, there is something that looks like momentum in the building of bike infrastructure in the city. There has been a slow […]
Hi, Erica Butler here filling in for Tim on this drizzly old Halifax day. News 1. On Treaty Day, Nova Scotia archbishop apologizes for Shubenacadie Residential School Monday was Treaty Day, and Nova Scotia’s catholic leaders marked it with an apology and request for forgiveness at a special mass in Halifax, reports Nic Meloney of […]
Erica Butler here, helping out with Morningfile today. Fear not, Tim’s still all over it. News 1. Burnside jail Tim reports from the hearing for Burnside jail prisoner Maurice Pratt, continuing to shed light on the situation in the facility. Prisoners launched a protest in August asking for better conditions at the jail, including access […]
Well, I’ll be darned. While Saskatchewan mourns the loss of its extensive regional bus service (shut down by an austerity budget in 2017), and while Greyhound pulls out what remains of its routes in western Canada, Nova Scotia is testing out subsidized regional bus transit. That’s a very good thing. If we learned anything from...
Hi, I’m Erica Butler, taking another kick at the Morningfile can. News 1. Whalley trial gives a glimpse into the inner workings of CBRM The Cape Breton Spectator’s Mary Campbell has published three parts of her deep dive series on the Whalley trial. On the surface, it was as billed — a constructive dismissal case […]
Halifax Transit made a splash recently with the announcement that in a few months, it will be introducing enormous paper tickets to replace the current small square ones. Twitter users did not disappoint in poking fun at the new out-sized discount fare medium: A series of diagrams to illustrate the size of the new Halifax...
Good morning, folks. Erica Butler here at the Morningfile keyboard today. News 1. Burnside jail “The prisoner protest at the Burnside jail is in part sparked by the move to the direct supervision model,” reports El Jones: Both staff and prisoners say that the change to new day rooms has been disorganized, that there is […]
Hi there. It’s Erica Butler at the Morningfile wheel again today. News 1. Justice department asked to please release documents, three years later The Nova Scotia justice department has been asked to release documents related to the death of Clayton Cromwell, who died of a methadone overdose in 2014 in custody at the Central Nova […]