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, […]
The city sold a one-block section of Grafton Street to Nova Centre developer Joe Ramia for $1.9 million, the Examiner has learned. The block of Grafton Street between Prince and Sackville Streets is incorporated into Ramia’s Nova Centre complex now under construction. Sale of the street contradicts city policies against creating “superblocks” downtown and breaking the downtown street grid....
The city has issued the last building permit needed to construct the Nova Centre. A project as large and as complex as the Nova Centre must obtain a number of permits—in this case 13. They range from relatively minor permits removing existing sewer lateral connections to the city’s main, to two blasting permits, to four temporary...
News 1. Heritage Trust drops suit against Nova Centre The Trust had asked for a judicial review of the city’s approval of Nova Centre, and developer Joe Ramia then countered with a SLAPP suit against the organization, asking for damages from each of its directors personally. The Trust’s directors are mostly pensioners on fixed incomes. As […]