1. Stadium Halifax council takes up the stadium issue at its meeting today, which starts at 1pm. As the representatives of the Maritime Football League Partnership will be present, I hope council moves the stadium discussion to the top of the agenda, or at least early on. But I can’t be certain of that, and […]
Vanessa Fells is the programming and outreach co-ordinator for the Black Loyalist Heritage Society. This weekend, Fells was at a Black Educators Association professional development event when a young African Nova Scotian student shared with her the following picture from the Early Childhood Education class at the Nova Scotia Community College Burridge campus in Yarmouth: […]
Question: With signs of accelerating effects from climate change, should $200-300 million of public money be invested in a new building to last less than a century on the Halifax waterfront? When it comes to a new home for both the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design...
News 1. Stadium Tuesday, Halifax council will take up the proposal for a football stadium at Shannon Park. Specifically, council is being asked to direct staff to undertake a business case analysis of the stadium proposal and to identify financing options and legislative changes that would be required to make the proposal a reality. There’s […]
Granton, Nova Scotia: Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today announced two new projects at its Michelin Pictou County site… These projects, valued at $9 million and $12 million respectively, will add 150 new positions at the Michelin Pictou County site, and will make permanent 200 temporary positions that were slated previously to end in 2020. —Michelin...
Phillip Izzard has been trying to get someone to listen for 37 years. I interview Phillip in his home in Uniacke Square. The day I meet him, I have just come from an event at the Black Cultural Centre exploring the impact of the city’s apology for Africville. “Africville is still happening,” residents at the […]
News 1. Halifax cop accused of using police database to investigate his girlfriend’s ex-husband I reported yesterday: A Halifax police officer used a police computer database to improperly investigate his girlfriend’s ex-husband, alleges a lawsuit filed in Supreme Court Wednesday. The details of the allegations are at the link, but the oddest part of the story […]
A Halifax police officer used a police computer database to improperly investigate his girlfriend’s ex-husband, alleges a lawsuit filed in Supreme Court Wednesday. Terry Atkinson tells the Examiner that he served in the armed forces for 25 years as a medic. As a result of that service, he suffers from PTSD. In his lawsuit, Atkinson […]
On Wednesday morning, I attended the Public Accounts committee meeting at Province House. Deputy Minister of Justice Karen Hudson, Chris Collett Executive Director of Correctional Services, and provincial Director of Correctional Services Sean Kelly were answering questions about the Auditor General report from May, 2018. Among other concerns, the report revealed jails were not following the rules […]
1. OPOR “This is a story about a potential half-billion-dollar health-care services contract, alleged cozy dinners between bidders and bureaucrats, an unusual legal letter and accusations the government’s tender process was unfair,” writes Chronicle Herald reporter Paul Schneidereit: The planned purchase of a new provincewide electronic health record (EHR) system — expected to cost in the hundreds […]