News 1. Tourism industry balks at proposal to fund stadium through room and car rental levies Jennifer Henderson reports: The group that represents hundreds of tourism operators in the province is urging the McNeil government to reject a proposal to build a $110 million football stadium on the former Shannon Park military base in Dartmouth. […]
The group that represents hundreds of tourism operators in the province is urging the McNeil government to reject a proposal to build a $110 million football stadium on the former Shannon Park military base in Dartmouth. A private consortium called Schooner Sports and Entertainment (SSE) wants the province to slap visitors with a new tax […]
News 1. Seven councillors voting against Austin’s motion Councillor Sam Austin will put a motion before council today to ditch a staff review into the stadium proposal, but at least seven other councillors won’t support it, reports Anjuli Patil with CBC. Steve Streatch, David Hendsbee, Tony Mancini, Russell Walker, Matt Whitman, Steve Adams and Lisa […]
1. Boat Harbour “The day-by-day countdown to the closing of Boat Harbour happens on a large painting erected in front of the Pictou Landing First Nation band council office, reports Joan Baxter: The painting depicts Boat Harbour as it was before it was dammed (and damned) in 1966, transformed from a healthy tidal estuary to […]
The day-by-day countdown to the closing of Boat Harbour happens on a large painting erected in front of the Pictou Landing First Nation band council office. The painting depicts Boat Harbour as it was before it was dammed (and damned) in 1966, transformed from a healthy tidal estuary to a stinking lagoon for the toxic...
How many infant deaths, stillbirths and untreated miscarriages will incarcerated people have to experience before we recognize prison is an unacceptable place for pregnant people and end the practice entirely? Yesterday, the BBC reported a baby was born and died at Bronzefield, Europe’s largest prison for women, located in Ashford, England. Exactly a month ago […]
I get it. I even sympathize. You have only one vote and you don’t want to waste it. But how to choose? That is the question without easy answer this federal election. Let’s assume for the moment you see yourself as a moderate political progressive, likely more progressive than partisan. You know what you don’t...
News 1. Twenty years after the Marshall decision, DFO still has no agreement with First Nations communities over fishing management It’s been twenty years since the Marshall decision (in which the Supreme Court of Canada found that Donald Marshall Jr. had a treaty right to fish for eels out of season) and the Department of […]
News 1. Northern Pulp’s sci-fi future This item is written by Joan Baxter. It’s all supposed to be decided in just 83 days. Yesterday, Nova Scotia Environment announced that it had received the focus report for Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant, which was required after former environment minister Margaret Miller announced in March that […]
News 1. Cory Taylor decision Yesterday, Justice Gerald Moir issued a decision in Cory Taylor’s appeal of the Police Complaints Commissioner’s dismissal of his complaint that Halifax police “arrested him without cause, used unnecessary force to do so, and caused him serious injury.” Taylor is Black. At the time of the August 2017 incident, Taylor was […]