News 1. Arrests in Keya Simon murder Police have arrested two unnamed 25-year-old men in relation to the murder of Keya Simon. Nineteen-year-old Simon and her 32-year-old half-sister Tiesha Allison were both stabbed at a party in north Dartmouth on January 8, 2011; Simon succumbed to her injuries but Allison survived. Metro says that Simon’s mother, Torina Simon, has in […]
Article by Hilary Beaumont They might have marched out of a history text. In a scene nearly indistinguishable from a 1960s civil rights protest, a multiracial crowd of nearly 300 people stalled traffic Tuesday evening as they walked down Spring Garden Road. The rally was a show of solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri where...
News 1. CBC unquestioningly reports bogus corporate spin as fact There’s been a nine percent drop in cruise ship passengers to Halifax this summer, which Carnival Cruise lines attributes to “fuel cost implications,” and which the CBC explains is related to environmental regulations requiring the ships to use low-sulphur fuel. This has the stink of corporate spin to it, catering […]
About 200 people are marching through downtown Halifax this hour, demonstrating solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri. Reporter Hilary Beaumont is on scene and will be filing a full report later, but here are some photos from the event.
News 1. Northern Pulp Mill The Canadian Press says the mill says it has reduced particulate matter by 25 percent, but no context is given for those numbers: Does the 25 percent reduction still exceed regulatory requirements or not? Meanwhile, in yet another remarkable example of Nova Scotia’s shoddy public record laws, the Chronicle Herald reports that: […]
Last week I called out the Chronicle Herald for not disclosing that business columnist Peter Moreira has a financial stake in promoting the companies he writes about in his column. Two days later, associate publisher Ian Thompson announced that henceforth exactly such a disclosure would be attached to Moreira’s column. Good for Thompson. It was […]
News 1. Home for Colored Children Today is the deadline for former residents of the Home to drop out of the class action suit settlement agreement. If five or more residents drop out, then the province can back out of the deal. But that’s not expected to happen. 2. Catie Miller The missing women’s family posters […]
News 1. Witnesses confuse pop culture references Reports Ian Fairclough: RCMP say a pizza delivery driver called 911 just before midnight Thursday to say that a shirtless man wearing a diaper and a mask like Jason from the Friday the 13th movie franchise jumped in front of his car on Highway 102 near the Aerotech Business Park. The […]
Wednesday, The Halifax Examiner pointed out that Chronicle Herald business columnist Peter Moreira has a financial interest in promoting the companies he writes about in this column. Specifically, five government economic development agencies that fund the companies also pay Moreira for work related to promotion of those companies. While Moreira has every right to pursue...
News 1. Grafton Street sale Yesterday, the Halifax Examiner reported that the city had sold a one-block portion of Grafton Street to developer Joe Ramia for $1.9 million. That article is behind the Examiner’s pay wall and so available only to paid subscribers; click here to purchase a subscription. To put the sale into context, […]