Granton, Nova Scotia: Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today announced two new projects at its Michelin Pictou County site… These projects, valued at $9 million and $12 million respectively, will add 150 new positions at the Michelin Pictou County site, and will make permanent 200 temporary positions that were slated previously to end in 2020. —Michelin...
Phillip Izzard has been trying to get someone to listen for 37 years. I interview Phillip in his home in Uniacke Square. The day I meet him, I have just come from an event at the Black Cultural Centre exploring the impact of the city’s apology for Africville. “Africville is still happening,” residents at the […]
Cannabis is still legal. In the months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and, yes, seconds — “5-4-3-2-1! … Light up! It’s legal!”— counting down to the legalization of cannabis in Canada last week, you could be forgiven for imagining there was no other news worth noting in this country, or the world. Or you might assume...
Prisoners who are of both Black and Indigenous background report that they face discrimination in jail based on their mixed heritage. There have recently been a number of stories about white people falsely claiming Indigenous ancestry. Jorge Barrera’s investigation for APTN established that author Joseph Boyden has no traceable Indigenous ancestors. Elizabeth Warren’s claims of being […]
by Martha Paynter, El Jones, and Emma Halpern We sat down with Angela Davis for one hour over lunch when she was in town this week to receive an honourary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University and deliver the inaugural lecture in the Viola Desmond series. She asked us about prison abolition, sexual violence, racism, […]
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, recreational-but-fun-free cannabis finally becomes legal in Canada. Before we go there — and we should — let us first take a step back and ask how and why our police forces have suddenly become the Hell’s Angels of medical cannabis, badge-toting, tough-guy enforcers of the government’s price-fixing monopoly on the pot […]
A relative newcomer to Nova Scotia, I’ve not yet visited Sydney. However, in addition to its fabled Big Fiddle, the city has loomed large in my reporter’s imagination because of John Lennon. For it was in May 1969 that Lennon conducted a surprise live interview with an audibly stunned Sydney disc jockey. At the time, […]
The ever-expanding, ongoing plan to drag Nova Scotia’s healthcare infrastructure into the 21st century — by tearing down and replacing three well-past-their-best-before-date buildings in the QEII hospital complex, expanding the Dartmouth General Hospital and constructing new outpatient clinics in the Bayers Lake business park and on the site of the former CBC building on Bell...
Joan Baxter here again, filling in for Tim who is in Toronto for Wrongful Conviction Day, and being recognized by Innocence Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for, and exonerating individuals convicted of a crime that they did not commit. He is being awarded the the Tracey Tyler Award for his reporting on the […]
Did you know Canadian taxpayers earning more than $250,000 annually — them’s the “one per cent” to me and thee — paid $6.8-billion less in federal taxes in 2016 than they did in 2015? But… uh… wait a minute. Didn’t Canada’s shiny new Liberal government create a whole new bracket in its first 2016 federal […]