A judicial recount has been scheduled for this coming Monday to officially declare the winner of the council seat in Halifax’s District 11. Patty Cuttell won the race to represent Spryfield-Sambro Loop-Prospect Road, beating runner-up Bruce Holland by 28 votes. Given the close result and a delay in reporting the results, Holland called for a […]
Halifax has a month to figure out how to spend $8.7 million from the federal government’s new rapid affordable housing fund, and then a year to spend it. “The challenge with this fund is also the opportunity,” Mayor Mike Savage said in an interview Wednesday. “It’s rapid, which is that the money is going to […]
During a year in which the COVID-19 virus disrupted manufacturing and supply chains around the world, the Port of Halifax kept chugging along. CEO Captain Allan Gray, newly arrived from Australia last November, oversaw a year which included a crippling CN Rail strike, the loss of a big customer (Northern Pulp accounted for 4% of...
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The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. “COVID Refugees.” That’s how Dave Rapson describes why he’s currently living in Nova Scotia instead of the United States, where he’s a full-time economics professor at the University of California in Davis. Like all his colleagues, Professor […]
Reports from the public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting are due in 2022, and a third commissioner has been appointed to conduct the inquiry, the federal and provincial governments announced on Thursday. In a news release, the two levels of government announced Kim Stanton — a lawyer specializing in Indigenous and constitutional issues […]
The second place finisher in last weekend’s council race for District 11 plans to ask for a judicial recount, but he isn’t getting his hopes up. Bruce Holland received just 28 fewer votes than Patty Cuttell in the 12-way race for District 11 – Spryfield-Sambro Loop-Prospect Road. Cuttell received 1,662 votes, and Holland received 1,634. It […]
In Part 2 of this two-part series about the Goldboro LNG project, the Halifax Examiner delves into some of the opposition to the proposal, where it is coming from, and what the project means for Nova Scotia. When Pieridae Energy announced in 2018 that it had received “written confirmation of eligibility in principle” for “prospective”...
Recent news that Calgary-based Pieridae Energy’s has found a new engineering firm for its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Goldboro, and worked out an agreement with a Calgary firm and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs to build and operate a huge work camp at the site, has prompted headlines that suggest...
Patty Cuttell is the unofficial winner in District 11 — Spryfield-Sambro Loop-Prospect Road, beating runner-up Bruce Holland by just 28 votes. Cuttell’s was one of six districts with delayed results after the municipality stopped reporting late Saturday night, but it was the only one too close to call. According to the now-complete unofficial results, Cuttell […]