News 1. “Expert panel” is toothless Reports Jennifer Henderson: After the deaths of three former nursing home residents linked to badly infected bedsores, months of mounting complaints through the Protection of Persons in Care Act, and published news stories from family members alleging nursing home staff are overworked and residents’ care is often neglected, Health […]
When law enforcement agencies confront a potentially dangerous situation which they need to defuse quickly, they send in a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team. When governments face a potentially damaging political issue they create a panel. After the deaths of three former nursing home residents linked to badly infected bedsores, months of mounting complaints...
News 1. Nursing home legislation An NDP proposal would legislate minimum nursing home staffing levels and make public inspection reports, reports Jennifer Henderson. 2. Damage control at Cape Sharp Tidal Yesterday, Cape Sharp Tidal and Stacy Pineau of Emera issued the following statement: Cape Sharp Tidal continues to take positive steps in the process to establish ongoing […]
NDP leader Gary Burrill is turning up the pressure on the McNeil Liberal government to improve care for 6,900 people in long-term care facilities across the province. Burrill and NDP Health critic Tammy Martin were accompanied at today’s news conference by a woman who claims there isn’t sufficient staff at the Parkstone Enhanced Living complex […]
Tim here. I’m back in Nova Scotia (not quite in Halifax yet, but heading that way) after a much-needed vacation. I can’t thank our guest writers enough for filling in — they each did wonderfully, so well that now I’m thinking I need to take more vacations. News 1. Tidal power “Tomorrow (Wednesday), an Irish […]
Tomorrow (Wednesday), an Irish High Court will begin to sort out the ownership of an Irish company whose bankruptcy forced it to abandon its gigantic principal asset — a doughnut-shaped, five-storey high, 1,000-tonne turbine — an ocean away at the bottom of the Bay of Fundy. The third version of the company’s device, designed to...
Sometimes a right policy results in a wrong result. Most of the time — including in the case of convicted murderer/diagnosed PTSD sufferer Christopher Garnier — we are better off focusing on the right policy rather than on the occasional unexpected, unhappy wrong result of that policy. When I was a young freelance journalist, I...
Hi, I’m Joan Baxter, a Nova Scotian journalist and author. Some of my books are actually quite upbeat, proving that I’m not always a bearer of bad news. News 1. Abandoned tidal turbine Jennifer Henderson updates the situation of the abandoned tidal turbine in the Minas Basin in this article for the Examiner. After a […]
After a month of turmoil, regulatory uncertainty, and inertia, it appears steps are being taken to monitor the environmental impact in the immediate zone around an abandoned tidal turbine at the bottom of the Bay of Fundy near Parrsboro. The five-storey high machine is owned and operated by Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between […]
Hi, I’m Erica Butler, taking another kick at the Morningfile can. News 1. Whalley trial gives a glimpse into the inner workings of CBRM The Cape Breton Spectator’s Mary Campbell has published three parts of her deep dive series on the Whalley trial. On the surface, it was as billed — a constructive dismissal case […]