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 […]
Hi, I’m Erica Butler, your Examiner transportation columnist, filling in for Tim today and tomorrow. News 1. Film industry Writes Stephen Kimber: IATSE Local 849, the union that represents most film technicians in the province, has statistics showing its members worked 40,687 days in 2014, earning $11,120,665 in gross pay and pensions. In 2017, those […]
On Monday, bus routes in Halifax will undergo their biggest change “in at least 30 years,” says Patricia Hughes, manager of planning and scheduling at Halifax Transit. Mostly affecting Clayton Park and Fairview (all but one route at the Lacewood terminal), the Monday route changes are part of the five-year-long implementation of the Moving Forward […]
Hi folks, Erica Butler here filling in for Tim today. News 1. Halifax to lose another director: Bruce Zvaniga resigns Director of transportation and public works Bruce Zvaniga has resigned, reports Zane Woodford of The Star/Metro. Zvaniga has only been at the helm of the massive public works department since 2015. Zvaniga is the third […]
Starting this week, Community Services will be mailing out about 3,300 new annual transit passes to Halifax residents who are on income assistance, along with their spouses and dependents. The passes will be good for all buses, including MetroLink and MetroX routes. Another approximately 7,700 people are currently eligible to receive the passes, and over...
I’m Erica Butler, filling in for Tim while Tim keeps right on working. We both bring you today’s Morningfile. News 1. BP approved to resume drilling The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has given the green light for BP to resume drilling the exploratory well which was the site of an accidental spill of thousands […]