News 1. Concrete capture “In 2017, Environment Minister (now Premier) Iain Rankin approved Lafarge Canada’s proposal for a one-year pilot project to burn scrap tires in its 55-year-old cement plant in Brookfield near Shortts Lake, about 13 kilometres south of Truro,” reports Linda Pannozzo: The plan to use tire derived fuel (TDF) at the Brookfield […]
They say “a rising tide raises all boats.” But the waves of the pandemic have raised public awareness of partially submerged boats which have been floating in and out of political view for decades: income inequality, the precarious economic status of women, and weak spots in our health care system, to name a few. Add […]
Five new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Sunday, April 11). Four of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — two are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and two are close contacts of previously announced cases. One case is in the Eastern Zone and is related to […]
Gavin MacDonald’s introduction was full of the expected whinging and woe-is-us, and — of course, as always — it arrived with its own neatly wrapped Santa’s wish list for the good girls and boys gathered last week in an appropriately socially distanced convention centre meeting room. MacDonald, a corporate lawyer who is also chair of...
[This is the first in a three-part series] In 2017, Environment Minister (now Premier) Iain Rankin approved Lafarge Canada’s proposal for a one-year pilot project to burn scrap tires in its 55-year-old cement plant in Brookfield near Shortts Lake, about 13 kilometres south of Truro. The company is part of Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim — a global...
Eight new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Saturday, April 10). Six of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — three related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and three that are close contacts of previously announced cases. Two cases are in the Western Zone — one is related […]
The municipality is looking for a contractor to rebuild the intersection of Oak, Oxford and Allan streets with traffic signals and new cycling infrastructure. The work is part of the city’s Allan/Oak Local Street Bikeway project, creating a cycling route, albeit with no protected bike lanes. The bikeway, like the one on nearby Vernon Street,...
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Two new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Friday, April 9). One of the new cases is in Nova Scotia Health’s Northern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada; the other case is in the Central Zone and is under investigation. Both cases are men. One is aged 20-19, and […]
News 1. More pot, more booze: How Canadian parents coped with work-from-home and virtual school The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. Canadians consumed more port and cannabis as a way to cope with kids doing school from home, Yvette d’Entremont reports. In a new […]