News 1. Divest The Atlantic School of Theology has quietly divested from companies that intensively use fossil fuels, according to a press release issued by Divest Dal: A letter from AST President Rev. Neale Bennet states that “Atlantic School of Theology (AST) has already essentially begun the process of divesting from fossil fuel investments.” The […]
News 1. Rent control “Premier Stephen McNeil quickly quashed a proposal from the NDP to bring rent control back to Nova Scotia,” reports Marieke Walsh for Global. Duh. What does McNeil care? His Hollis Street apartment is paid for by taxpayers, to the tune of $1,575 a month. And if the rent goes up, no big deal, […]
News 1. “Whose Explosion is it, anyway?” Jennifer Henderson reports on a panel discussion held at Dalhousie University last week, which looked at how Halifax was transformed following the 1917 Explosion, and how our collective memory has shifted over time. For instance, reports Henderson: Retired Dalhousie history professor and author David Sutherland asks a pointed question: […]
“Whose Explosion is it, anyway?” asks Martha Radice. She’s a social anthropologist who has lived here for eight years. Unlike many Haligonians, she doesn’t focus on the horrifying statistics of the century-old disaster (11,000 people maimed or dead). She doesn’t describe how sparks from the collision of the Imo and Mont Blanc set drums of […]
News 1. Cap-and-trade Jennifer Henderson reports: Legislation introduced by the McNeil government to enable setting up a cap-and-trade system to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions as part of a Trudeau directive to slow climate change was debated briefly in the Legislature this week. What is missing from Bill 15 — “An Act to Amend Chapter […]
“Professor Kimble’s comments seem to reinforce the recent CBC Marketplace show on fake credentials,” Gerry Anderson wrote on LinkedIn. He was among the unhappier readers responding to my recent column about the federal government’s modest tax reform proposals. “His comments show that he has not done any research nor has any real-world experience.” Similarly, Robert...
The Energy East pipeline that was supposed to carry oil from the prairies to New Brunswick has been cancelled. You can read about it here and here. Stephen Thomas, energy campaign co-ordinator with the Ecology Action Centre, explains why you should care about this. Also, we talk about The Dome’s new dress code and Sidney Crosby’s […]
Legislation introduced by the McNeil government to enable setting up a cap-and-trade system to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions as part of a Trudeau directive to slow climate change was debated briefly in the Legislature this week. What is missing from Bill 15 — “An Act to Amend Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1994-95,...
News 1. $750 “Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil bristled Thursday under NDP questioning about a Liberal fundraising club that will hold an event this weekend at the governing party’s annual general meeting,” reports the Canadian Press: During the legislature’s question period, NDP Leader Gary Burrill asked McNeil whether paying the $750 yearly fee to attend the […]
News 1. Burnside Expressway The routing of the proposed Burnside Expressway was moved, reports Halifax Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler: From 1991 up until sometime in 2012, the plan for the Burnside expressway was a shorter, more direct route than is currently proposed. Since it was conceived, the plan had been to build the road […]