News 1. Schools to reopen “Public schools will reopen at full capacity in the fall, said Nova Scotia’s Education Minister Zach Churchill following yesterday’s Cabinet meeting,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “Our plan is basically to get students back to school at 100% capacity with full curriculum,” said Churchill. “We know that’s where they are going to […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Public Schools will re-open at full capacity in the fall, said Nova Scotia’s Education Minister Zach Churchill following yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. “Our plan is basically to get students back to school at 100% capacity with full curriculum,” said Churchill. “We know that’s where they are […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Nova Scotians will learn today whether and when Premier Stephen McNeil will ease restrictions to allow people from provinces outside Atlantic Canada to visit without being required to self-isolate for 14 days. On a telephone conference call following yesterday’s meeting of Cabinet ministers, the premier […]
Three months after the mass murder that claimed 22 lives and forever disrupted dozens more in northern Nova Scotia, there remain many unanswered questions about what happened and why. The gunman, whom the Halifax Examiner refers to as GW, is dead. Meanwhile calls for a public inquiry are still very much alive. Federal and provincial […]
“The auditor general has said today that governments pay a premium when they bring in private companies to build and maintain public infrastructure,” said Susan Leblanc, the NDP’s Transportation and Infrastructure critic. “Without the Public Accounts Committee or the Legislature meeting, the public doesn’t have access to the information necessary about whether this is a...
Replacing the crumbling Victoria General hospital will be the largest infrastructure project in the province’s history with no estimated timeline for when an expansion at the Halifax Infirmary site and a new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre will be completed. It will cost at least $2 billion (undoubtedly more once the bids come in) and...
A petition containing 7,648 signatures calling for a “feminist lens” to be included in a Nova Scotia independent public inquiry into the worst mass shooting in Canadian history was sent yesterday to the prime minister; the federal ministers of Public Safety, Justice, and Women And Gender Equality; Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil; as well as […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. More than 45,000 Nova Scotian health care workers will qualify for a top-up to their wages if they worked during all four months of the pandemic from March 13 to July 12. But it’s still unclear when they will receive the money and exactly which […]
The current RCMP leadership is “more interested in real estate than public safety,” claims former Colchester-Cumberland MP Bill Casey. He believes that because of the non-answer he received last month to his federal Access To Information request about where a new Operations Communications Centre should be located in Nova Scotia. He’s convinced the upper echelons...
Jennifer Henderson attended the virtual post-cabinet meeting scrum Thursday, when government ministers take questions from reporters. Northwood Review: The premier and Health minister faced questions around the government’s choice to release only the recommendations and not the findings from a two-person review panel appointed to look into practices at Northwood’s Halifax facility, where 53 people […]