The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. So, my question today is this: Why do we bother? Why do we bother to elect members of the legislature to represent us if they won’t, or can’t, or, most certainly, don’t? Let’s start with the latest iteration of the Fangless Five Space Wasters, which […]
Lisa Gannett is a philosopher of science working at Saint Mary’s University. With the low incidence of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia that we have currently, we are in the fortunate — and from the perspective of many other jurisdictions, enviable — position of being able to get our pre-primary, elementary, junior high, and high […]
I will confess off the top I don’t know the specifics of what freelance arts journalist Tara Thorne tweeted about the premier’s son, but — based on what I read about the now-deleted tweet — I don’t have any interest in seeking it out. What I do know is that Thorne apologized for the tweet...
Lalia Kerr teaches at Three Mile Plains District School. Jennifer Henderson’s article, “The ABCs and Maybes of school reopening,” about the questions around school reopening was thoughtful but, like most examinations of the issue, lacking in attention to the issues that will arise in the younger grades. It seems as if everyone thinks we will be […]
If 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, of course, […]
CBC reports that the Truro police have started wearing body cameras. Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil suggests the cameras are “partially a response to the global Black Lives Matter protests and partially to take advantage of improving technology.” The Truro police have been supplied with WatchGuard cameras. WatchGuard is owned by Motorola Solutions. In 2019, […]
The Halifax Examiner is one of eight media organizations that has been petitioning the court to unseal documents related to the RCMP’s investigation of the April 18/19 mass murders. The documents in question are the “Information to Obtain”s (ITOs) a search warrant, which the RCMP submitted to a court in order to get various search […]
T.C. was there, or as close as Skype could bring her last Wednesday to a courtroom in Buffalo, NY. So, too, were K. C. and Tracy Jesso. They had gathered to watch — and to bear silent victim witness — as NY Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch, Sr., sentenced William Chandler Shrubsall to two-to-six...
Allow me to make a modest suggestion. First, a few assumptions. Let’s assume Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey is correct. He and federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair chose the three-member “independent and impartial” panel to “review” April’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia “because of their experience in fact-finding and independence, in-depth knowledge of […]
On June 11, Andrea Marsman posted a question to the Black Educators Association Facebook page: HAS ANYONE IN NOVA SCOTIA EXPERIENCED or WITNESSED “ANTI-BLACK RACISM” in the SCHOOL SYSTEM?? AS A STUDENT? TEACHER? ADMIN? EPA? STUDENT SUPPORT WORKERS? PARENT? OUR POWER IS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE!!!!!!!!! Marsman is past-president of the Black […]