The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. The decision to prioritize vaccinations by age means nearly all residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities (aka group homes) have been vaccinated. In this third wave of the pandemic, it is rare to find a […]
Nova Scotia Environment Minister Keith Irving has issued an approval with conditions to Pieridae Energy that will permit the company to re-route a road as part of a proposed $13-billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility. Pieridae has been working for years on a proposal to pipe natural gas from Alberta to Goldboro, where it would […]
Dave Hall has spent the past 12 year of his life working to divert mercury from Nova Scotia landfills. And with good reason. Mercury is poisonous if absorbed through the skin. It’s a threat to the environment and — if it leaches into soil and groundwater or escapes as vapour — to human health. Noting...
A health care worker employed by Nova Scotia Health in the Central Zone has tested positive for COVID-19. Eight co-workers are also off work self-isolating, according to Wendy Walters, a communications advisor employed by Nova Scotia Health. Walters said the cause of the infection is under investigation by Public Health. The Halifax Examiner has learned […]
News 1. Roaches, ants, and overflowing dumpsters: Highfield Park residents band together to push for change Sorry to start your morning off with photos of garbage. In the world of mainstream crosswords, one of the things editors think of when evaluating clues and answers is, “Does it pass the breakfast test?” In other words, is […]
News 1. Concrete capture “In 2017, Environment Minister (now Premier) Iain Rankin approved Lafarge Canada’s proposal for a one-year pilot project to burn scrap tires in its 55-year-old cement plant in Brookfield near Shortts Lake, about 13 kilometres south of Truro,” reports Linda Pannozzo: The plan to use tire derived fuel (TDF) at the Brookfield […]
They say “a rising tide raises all boats.” But the waves of the pandemic have raised public awareness of partially submerged boats which have been floating in and out of political view for decades: income inequality, the precarious economic status of women, and weak spots in our health care system, to name a few. Add […]
News 1. Renewable power, real and fake This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. The Liberal government introduced amendments to the Electricity Act yesterday that will enable it to establish a new program to promote the use of more solar energy throughout the province. In a briefing with reporters, Energy and Mines Minister Chuck Porter […]
Eight* cases of COVID-19 identified over the weekend in Nova Scotia Health’s Western Zone involve temporary foreign workers (TFWs) flying into the province to help farmers prepare to put crops in. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang said TFWs get tested at the Stanfield airport and protocols are in place to take them […]
Premier Iain Rankin has staked his political future (and perhaps that of his Liberal party) on a promise to green the grid. It’s a promise that combines huge expectations and devilish details. On his first day as premier, and again in the throne speech, Rankin committed to shutter coal-fired generating plants by 2030. He has...