News 1. Twelve Apostles People living in the Twelve Apostles have been evacuated, and won’t be allowed to return their homes for up to two weeks. The historic buildings are the former Churchfield Barracks, built in 1903, and sit immediately adjacent to 5426 Portland Place, the building that was destroyed by fire Sunday. Yesterday, I quoted […]
Editor’s note: Former MLA Howard Epstein has written the following review of his former colleague Graham Steele’s book, What I Learned About Politics. The Examiner will discuss both Steele’s book and Epstein’s review in a post to be published soon. What I Learned About Graham Steele by Howard Epstein “I have nothing to say, and I am […]
Heather Spidell, the president and CEO of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development, no longer works at the organization, but no one will say why. CEED was founded by the provincial government in 1993, with the mission of “building a vibrant community that promotes the financial and social benefits of entrepreneurship, creating a better...
News 1. Fire An early morning fire Sunday completely destroyed the building at 5426 Portland Place, behind the Gottingen Street Staples. The building housed offices for RCR Hospitality Group, Ravensberg College, and a furniture factory. Christine Davison, who lives next door in the 12 Apostles on Brunswick Street (you’ll know her as the woman in the fence […]
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 […]