1. Welcome to the Bond Building Some time last week, lawyers at the Legal Aid office on Spring Garden Road noticed that the signs in the building had been quietly changed. The building, which also houses the National Film Board and other businesses, was formerly named Cornwallis House. Now, the property has been renamed the […]
Historian Afua Cooper is on the show this week to talk about racism, slavery and Lord Dalhousie, the university’s namesake. She’s the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dal. She has a few things to say about the statues coming down. Plus, Tim and Terra discuss the latest rally at the Cornwallis […]
News 1. Union wins half-million dollar judgment agains Stavco On Wednesday, I mentioned the case of Jamie Grant against Stavco Construction: Grant says he was hired in May 2016 as a labourer to work on the construction of an apartment building at 29 Abbington Avenue in Bedford; he was paid $17 an hour plus the […]
News 1. Are we going to give Annie Leibovitz millions of dollars? “Nova Scotia taxpayers will have to wait a little longer to find out whether they’re on the hook for $2.3 million — about half the purchase price of the Annie Leibovitz collection of photographs donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS),” reports […]
Nova Scotia taxpayers will have to wait a little longer to find out whether they’re on the hook for $2.3 million — about half the purchase price of the Annie Leibovitz collection of photographs donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS). The 2,070 iconic images feature some of the world’s biggest celebrities (Mick...
1. Rural ride-sharing Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler discusses the demise of Halifax Transit’s route #402: The 402, which ran a Monday to Friday one-way loop from Spryfield to Sambro and Ketch Harbour, fell victim to new standards for ridership on Halifax Transit routes, which set a minimum of 25 passengers per hour during peak […]
It’s fitting that when Local Xpress journalist Liane Heller took the final ride for her three-year-long project to write about every single route on the Halifax Transit map, she found herself on the 402 Sambro. Along with Heller’s transit adventure project, the 402 is coming to an end this month, taking its last ride...
News 1. Abortion “Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada where women must obtain a physician’s referral before making an abortion appointment,” reports Brett Bundale for the Canadian Press: Advocates say Nova Scotia is now one of the most difficult provinces in the country in which to access abortion, with women requiring a referral for […]
News 1. Post-strike Chronicle Herald Stephen Kimber: Now that the strike is over, Herald management desperately needs to rebuild — or perhaps simply build — its newsroom capacity, which is the only “value-added” that will really matter if it is to have a journalistic future. The question is: can this management do that? Click here […]
“I want to thank the arts community in particular and everyone in general for their tremendous support during the Chronicle Herald newsroom strike,” popular and influential longtime arts journalist Elissa Barnard wrote on her Facebook page last week. “I have decided not to go back.” She was not alone. “After 29 years (or so), it’s...