“When the last downed branches are shredded, I trust NSP’s and Eastlink’s senior managements will review their inadequate phone systems. The rage caused by endless busy signals, or the if-you-want-to-go-to-voice-mail-hell-press-one ‘automatic’ phone systems, is still widespread throughout the community.” Brian Flemming Halifax Daily News columnist Oct. 8, 2003 “Some Nova Scotia mobile phone users are questioning...
The event pre-dated cell phones, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Who knows how the word got out? But all of a sudden, the cavernous San Francisco Chronicle newsroom was flooded with television, radio, and print reporters. The date was February 17, 1994. The breaking story? Randy Shilts, the nation’s first “AIDS celebrity” journalist had died, at […]
News 1. Glen Assoun will receive early compensation “The federal and Nova Scotia governments are making an initial payment to Glen Assoun, a man who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder,” reports Michael Gorman for the CBC: Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey told reporters Thursday the payment would be made […]
News 1. Power outages “Three-and-a-half days after Dorian knocked out power for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the province, Nova Scotia Power issued a news release Tuesday evening, Sept.10, saying it had restored electricity for 75% of these customers,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “We have the most crews working in Nova Scotia history,” boasted the […]
This story was updated Friday morning. Three-and-a-half days after Dorian knocked out power for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the province, Nova Scotia Power issued a news release Tuesday evening, Sept.10, saying it had restored electricity for 75% of these customers. “We have the most crews working in Nova Scotia history,” boasted the release. […]
News 1. Glen Assoun compensation “One of the most recognizable wrongfully convicted Canadians is adding his voice to the chorus calling for early compensation for Glen Assoun, the Nova Scotia man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit,” reports Michael Gorman for the CBC: Few people can understand what […]
News 1. Crane A fire department release from yesterday: Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) Chief Ken Stuebing this evening exercised his authority to execute an evacuation order on several properties in the vicinity of South Park Street. The evacuation order is necessary to protect the safety of residents living near a construction crane that […]
News 1. Weather There was weather over the weekend. So far as I know, no one in Nova Scotia was injured or killed due to the storm. Most people seemed to have taken the warnings seriously and simply hunkered down to wait it out. So: good news! But there were extensive power outages. Something like […]
Let’s begin with a pop quiz. During the 2015 Canadian federal election, how many candidates for the highest offices in our land were hoist by the petard of their own social media posts before voters could say yay or nay to them at the ballot box? On a roll? Then let’s go international. And get...
News 1. Dalhousie report on its racist past released The Dalhousie panel appointed to look into the attitudes and actions of the school’s founder has published its report, writes Frances Willick for the CBC. In an opening note, the report’s lead author and panel chair Dr. Afua Cooper ties the historical findings to current day […]