From Detroit to Damascus, tributes have been pouring in for the literary giant born Chloe Ardelia Wofford (and known as Toni Morrison) who died last week, at age 88. Here’s an homage from Toronto writer Dionne Brand about the first and only Black woman to claim the Nobel Prize in Literature. Published in the Globe and […]
The provincial government’s news release last Wednesday was succinct, if not desert-dry. “MyHealthNS,” it began, “the province’s secure online service that allows patients to access their health information and securely communicate with their doctor, is moving to a new software vendor.” Which new software vendor? When? The release didn’t say. Why? What happened? Well, the...
Technology put a man on the moon but in Nova Scotia (and several other provinces) efforts to computerize a patient’s medical history continue to confound and disappoint despite the expenditure of tens of millions of dollars. Last week, Health Minister Randy Delorey was forced to announce the company which for the past three years had...
I’m having computer problems, and so this is a short version of Morning File. News 1. Who are we building bike lanes for, anyway? “After the announcement about $25 million in funding towards a minimum bike grid for central Halifax and Dartmouth, there was a lot of talk about who would benefit from such an investment,” […]
After the announcement about $25 million in funding towards a minimum bike grid for central Halifax and Dartmouth, there was a lot of talk about who would benefit from such an investment. One of the main numbers that got thrown around was 1%, a perfectly good statistic supplied by Statistics Canada, as far as it […]
News 1. Patrick McNutt This item contains accounts of sexual abuse of children. A police release from yesterday: Investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division have laid additional charges against a man in relation to multiple historical sexual assaults that occurred in the 1970s and 80s. Investigators have charged Michael […]
News 1. Lower Sackville byelection “Three women have declared as candidates for this fall’s special election in Lower Sackville,” reports Zane Woodford for Star Metro: The election to replace former District 15 councillor Steve Craig, who was elected in June to the Nova Scotia Legislature, is set for Oct. 5. Council set the date at […]
News 1. Spaceport “I hadn’t even made it into Canso when I happened upon the first person willing and eager to speak her mind on the proposed spaceport that Maritime Launch Services wants to construct in the picturesque community at the very end of Highway 16,” writes Joan Baxter: In a charming restaurant a few […]
I hadn’t even made it into Canso when I happened upon the first person willing and eager to speak her mind on the proposed spaceport that Maritime Launch Services wants to construct in the picturesque community at the very end of Highway 16, an area that boasts spectacular coastline, one ocean-side provincial park and another...
Justice Minister Mark Furey is about to assume his own dishonourable place in the dark pantheon of Nova Scotia’s injustice system. He joins many unworthy worthies. Consider Leonard Pace, a former Liberal justice minister from the 1970s who had been Nova Scotia’s attorney general during Donald Marshall, Jr.’s infamous 1971 murder trial and then went […]