News 1. Boom Three unexploded bombs were discovered at a construction site in Burnside Industrial Park yesterday. The bombs were probably deposited at the site during the massive explosions at Magazine Hill on July 18, 1945. Explains Bruce Ricketts: …at about 6:30 PM, the calm was broken by a tremendous and earth moving flash and explosion. […]
News 1. Province appeals ruling to pay for medical marijuana In February, a judge ordered the province to reimburse Sally Campbell $28,376—the cost of her medical marijuana over the past five years. Now, the province is appealing the ruling, saying that never mind the 65-year-old Campbell’s real illnesses and her Health Canada certificate for medical marijuana, her […]
News 1. John Hamm sits on Northern Pulp Mill board Dan Reid, a former Liberal MLA and a doctor in Pictou, slams former PC premier John Hamm, who is also a doctor, for sitting on the board of the local holding company for Northern Pulp Mill. Reports the CBC: Reid feels Hamm’s role on the […]
The Khyber is saved Without warning, this summer city staff put The Khyber on the list of surplus properties, which is a relatively new process meant to identify and sell off properties the city no longer needs or are deemed to expensive to keep. The staff report gave little in the way of details. The...
News 1. Khyber sale put on hold Yesterday, Halifax council voted to take The Khyber off the list of surplus city property pending more staff reports about the building and how it fits into the city’s cultural plan. In all likelihood, this means the building is saved. Later today I’ll publish a council recap, discussing The Khyber […]
News 1. Yarmouth ferry to end season early Nova Star Cruises is ending the season October 13, rather than the scheduled November 2, because they’re not selling enough seats. 2. Ship of Theseus The historic recreation of the original Bluenose includes a fancy modern hydraulic steering system that costs us $300,000, or maybe $350,000, but what’s […]
After a long summer break, Halifax council returns tomorrow, with the following major issues on plate: Khyber to be sold? There’s still no staff report specifically responding to all the comments about the proposal to sell off the Khyber. The initial staff report from July simply lists the Khyber along with scores of other more...
“The police said that an undercover cop bought marijuana at Farm Assists several times—with and without a licence. We say, ‘bullshit.’” That’s Sherri Reeve, explaining that Friday’s bust of the Farm Assists shop on Gottingen Street, and of her home and grow-op in East Chezzetcook, were a miscarriage of justice. Reeve and her fiance, Chris Enns,...
News 1. Farm Assists raid Yesterday, I had an exclusive interview with Sherri Reeve, one of the people arrested in the drug sweep that included the Farm Assists store on Gottingen Street. That article is with the copy editor right now, and will be published in a half hour or so. 2. Government polling over […]
News 1. Farm Assist raided Police yesterday arrested two men at Farm Assist, the “vapour room” on Gottingen Street operated by Chris Enns and Sherri Reeve, the couple behind The Compassionate Use Club, which distributes medical marijuana. Says the police release: Around noon today, the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by uniformed members […]