The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. As COVID-19 case numbers climb, and in light of eight cases identified in HRM schools over 72 hours, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) is calling on the provincial government to take “urgent action” to keep schools […]
On this Makeover Monday, let us pretend — because there will be more than a little smoke-and-mirrors pretend in this column — that it is actually the morning of Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. On that day, according to Dalhousie News, the official public relations organ of Dalhousie University, this happened: Though it was pouring rain...
The photo shows a bunch of plastic takeout containers, most with the logo of a small local restaurant chain. The picture, in a tweet sent out November 27 by the official account for CP Allen principal Stephanie Bird, thanked the restaurant for providing 115 free meals for school staff. The tweet ended with: Check out […]
The number of full-time students attending Nova Scotia’s 11 universities this year dropped by 2.9%, for a total of 39,619 students. The decline was more pronounced in this province than for the Atlantic region as a whole where full-time enrolment was down only 1.3%. However, the number of international students who pay more than double...
Nova Scotia’s education minister is downplaying the importance of thousands of failed tests for lead in water in hundreds of schools across the province, without putting forward any kind of action plan or clear timeline to fix the problem. Education and Early Childhood Education Minister Zach Churchill spoke to reporters following a cabinet meeting on […]
Nearly 84% of Nova Scotia public schools had elevated levels of lead in water flowing from at least one tap in the past year, according to a Halifax Examiner analysis of testing data released by the provincial government on Wednesday. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development posted the results of tests of drinking […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Thousands of kids across Nova Scotia went back to class today. But some parents whose children were in public schools in March decided that for the 2020-2021 school year, their kids would learn from home. Krystal Acker-West and her family live in McGee Lake in […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Health Minister Randy Delorey says federal money available to provinces under the Safe Restart program will be used to beef up contact tracing as public schools and universities begin re-opening in the next two weeks. As more people begin to gather and share space indoors, […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. “Teachers and principals are getting ready to welcome kids to school right now,” said Premier Stephen McNeil today. “Obviously there is some anxiety associated with that, no question. But the rhetoric around schools being in chaos is not helpful and not accurate.” McNeil was referring […]
When classes resume in Nova Scotia public schools next week, the provincial government says students and staff will have to continue drinking bottled water because — despite a commitment made last year — the government has yet to prove their drinking water isn’t contaminated with lead. And while the government says every school will have […]