TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyThe Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Some sense of normalcy. That’s what most children, parents, and teachers yearn for — a better learning environment than what was cobbled together when COVID-19 erupted this winter. Top paediatricians and child psychologists at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and IWK agree that […]
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyThe author of this article is a former provincial prisoner. Today, August 10, is Prisoners’ Justice Day. I got my first real lesson on Prisoners’ Justice Day in Millhaven Institution when I was incarcerated there in the early 2000s. I had been around in some provincial jails on August 10s before that but […]
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyIf there has been a singular defining characteristic of Stephen McNeil’s career as premier of Nova Scotia, it is his righteously self-righteous confidence in the rightness of whatever he says is right, damn the consequences, dismiss the naysayers, dump on the media. Sometimes, that has served him — and us — well. Start, […]
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyToday, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Kevin Coady published a decision, saying that the way two prisoners at the Burnside Jail are being held in solitary confinement is unfair, and he wants the jail administrators to address the situation, and if they don’t within 14 days, he wants to see the prisoners in […]
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyHalifax-district RCMP say they were called to Atlantic Splash Adventure in Lucasville this week about a firearm — the day before the water park announced it was closing for the season. In a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon, the park formerly known as Atlantic Playland said it was closing for the season: IMPORTANT […]
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyTwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyThe community council representing the Dartmouth side of the harbour approved next steps for two projects and gave its final stamp of approval for another at a virtual meeting this week. The Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council met virtually on Thursday evening. Like many committee meetings during the pandemic, the...
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyNews 1. McNeil stepping down Stephen McNeil is stepping down as premier. Zane Woodford reports on the surprise announcement, which McNeil made Thursday during a post-cabinet news conference. Says McNeil: Seventeen years is a long time, and it’s long enough. Today I’m announcing I will be stepping down and leaving public office. I […]
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyTwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyStanding at the edge of Hell Point in Kingsburg, it was difficult to get my bearings in the thick morning fog. I knew that somewhere out there was Cross Island and a stunning view of Gaff Point, but all I could see were some shore birds mingling in the pounding surf....
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyNova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday he’s stepping down. After 17 years in public office and seven as premier, McNeil made the surprise announcement during a post-cabinet news conference: Seventeen years is a long time, and it’s long enough. Today I’m announcing I will be stepping down and leaving public office. I […]
TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremailShare this storyNews 1. Mass murder investigation Jennifer Henderson tells me that in the not-for-attribution technical briefing on the provincial budget update, reporters were told that as of May 30, an extra $3.2 million was spent to hire additional RCMP officers and civilians to investigate the mass murders of April 18/19. Those additional police investigators […]