Oh, to have a generator and power when the lights go out. Six Halifax Port Authority officials, which based on photographic evidence, recently included HPA’S President and CEO Karen Oldfield (2015 salary $370,000), need not worry. They keep their lights on and houses warm using emergency generators provided by their employer, the Halifax Port Authority....
News 1. One year Today marks the one-year anniversary of the strike by Chronicle Herald newsroom employees. The union is out picketing for the morning commute: at the MacDonald Bridge, at the Fairview overpass, at the Armdale Roundabout, on Bayers Road. The union asks that supporters join them for a noon hour rally at the […]
A former freelance contributor to the Chronicle Herald, I had two articles poised for publication when unionized employees went on strike last January, a year ago today. I immediately withdrew my work. The first piece — on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster — appeared on this site. An article about my dental adventures was featured […]
So… $119 million. That’s how much the Annapolis Group says the city owes it for refusing to bow down to its dream to pave over parts of the Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Wilderness area for what critics have described as “McMansions and McCondos.” Last week, the company gave notice it will file a lawsuit...
Examiner contributor El Jones performed at the Women’s March at Grand Parade today. The video below was taken by a subscriber, who caught all but the first 10 seconds. Text is below the video. We are the seat at the table We descend from Sojourner Truth and Anne of Green Gables We are Idle No […]
News 1. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Robert Devet over at the Nova Scotia Advocate observes that “the white response to Halifax carding stats is a disgrace.” …[W]hite people in positions of power have come out in force to tell Black people that things aren’t all that bad, and that there is no hurry. “I think […]
On this week’s episode we speak with editor and former provincial NDP candidate Abad Khan about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Halifax this week. Why was the municipal government involved – and how much did it cost City Hall? Would there have been this level of involvement if Mayor Mike Savage wasn’t a former Liberal MP? […]
News 1. Fish “‘Some sort of environmental event’ is the likely cause of the recent swath of herring mortalities that washed up along the shore of St. Mary’s Bay, provincial government representatives heard Jan. 19,” reports Chris Muise for the Yarmouth Vanguard: Bumping back a planned meeting on the lobster fishery, the Standing Committee on Resources invited […]
An insider’s view of a police standoff in Fairview was too tempting for many to resist last month, when a tattoo artist allegedly armed with a knife took to Facebook Live to broadcast his ramblings. According to a search warrant police got for 1 Ashdale Ave., Neal Ryan Conroy allegedly threatened two officers with a...
News 1. Queen’s Wharf Not only are Waterfront Development and the Armour Group despoiling the waterfront, they’re changing the perfectly good historic name of Queen’s Wharf into some BS marketing-schemed “Queen’s Marque.” Anyway, construction of the monstrosity began this week, and immediately the bulldozers started revealing and demolishing ancient wharf structures buried in the fill. Waterfront Development assures me […]