I know what you see When the media reports he was known to the police The incident took place on that block on Gottingen Street And not the part where we eat or the part renamed Novalea The part where those descendents of Africville be And the part it would be better if it just […]
The youngest of eight children born to a sharecropping family in rural Eatonton, Georgia, Alice Walker is best known for The Color Purple, the 1982 novel that garnered her the first Pulitzer Prize in fiction awarded to a Black woman. Last fall, I was invited to join a group of high school students in Alice’s...
As Halifax Transit staff start to pick away at the long list of council-requested changes to the transit plan, it’s a good time to mull over how we pay for transit services. By specifically asking for the financial implications of their 23 items, councillors have brought money to the fore of how we plan for […]
The Chronicle Herald has been rightly humiliated for its skank screed on refugee children. Set against the backdrop of the “newspaper’s” self-inflicted implosion, it seems useful to highlight several films that ponder the plight of youth around the globe. Indeed, parents and teachers might consider watching an age-appropriate film or two with youths — as an antidote […]
Yesterday, the Chronicle Herald published an article with the alarming headline “Parents worried over school kids’ brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.” The lede: HALIFAX — Concerned parents are reporting incidents of violence by refugee students at Chebucto Heights Elementary School. Reports of students choking, pushing, slapping and verbally abusing their fellow classmates are causing […]
As a former legal advocate for the Seattle City Attorney’s Battered Women’s Project (BWP), I spent countless hours in courtrooms. The ongoing debate about the sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi, his attorney, the complainants, the judge, the Peter Mansbridge interview, etc., has prompted me to reflect on the role I once played in helping...
City staff have recommended that the municipality “take no further action” on the possibility of installing potentially life-saving truck side guards on city-owned and contractor vehicles. While the wording seems to indicate that some sort of action has already been taken, staff’s threadbare report shows otherwise. As a clearly agitated Councillor Waye Mason pointed out […]
We welcome Halifax Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler to the show this week to talk about the recently released Moving Forward Together report. Will this plan to revamp Halifax Transit better serve transit users, or just piss people off? Also, the Yarmouth Ferry was officially greenlit this week. Almost $33-million has been set aside by the […]
This week we speak to former CBC radio reporter and now Halifax Examiner freelancer Jennifer Henderson about the ongoing shortage of nursing home beds in Nova Scotia. While recently-enacted policy changes have resulted in a shorter wait list, the new rules are generating some controversy. Plus, looking for a plum public sector gig? Your odds of landing […]
Back in 2005, NSCAD grad Michelle Jospe won an award for her clever and effective redesign of Halifax Transit’s route map and bus stop signage. Jospe’s redesigned bus stop signs organized routes numbers according to next major destination, and included a second street level sign with route and schedule information, including what connections could be […]