Today’s column has been provided to the Halifax Examiner by organizers of the protest in Burnside. We, the prisoners of Burnside, have united to fight for change. We are unified across the population in non-violent, peaceful protest. We are calling for support from the outside in solidarity with us. We believe that it is only […]
On Monday, bus routes in Halifax will undergo their biggest change “in at least 30 years,” says Patricia Hughes, manager of planning and scheduling at Halifax Transit. Mostly affecting Clayton Park and Fairview (all but one route at the Lacewood terminal), the Monday route changes are part of the five-year-long implementation of the Moving Forward […]
The collapse late last month of the French-owned, Irish-based company that has installed tidal turbines three times in the Bay of Fundy continues to reverberate. It is felt most acutely by suppliers and sub-contractors in Nova Scotia, the Orkney Islands, and wherever in the world OpenHydro did business. An unanswered question is whether the collapse...
A Black man who is a retired firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the Halifax fire department, alleging that he has been discriminated against because of his race. George Cromwell’s detailed Statement of Claim references incidents that date back to soon after amalgamation of the predecessor governments into the Halifax Regional Munipality in 1996, and […]
Fog obscured the harbour view on Wednesday as nearly 400 people from business, government, and academia clustered inside Pier 21 for a free update on the “Oceans Supercluster.” In what Shakespeare buffs call “the pathetic fallacy,” the day’s grey weather paralleled the verbal haze that’s blanketed the entity endorsed by Ottawa and some leading Atlantic...
A federal court judge has set aside a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) decision to deport Abdoul Abdi. Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald issued her ruling late in the day on Friday. It is the second time CBSA has been frustrated in its efforts to deport Abdi, but CBSA could conceivably try yet a third […]
On June 28th, Sean Williams was sitting on a curb in Lancaster, Pennsylvania when a police officer fired a stun gun at his back. Williams is Black. On June 29th, Halifax student Brody Stuart-Verner saw the viral video online. “I thought it was sickening and inhumane,” Stuart-Verner says of watching the video. “It was especially […]
There are on average 1,400 personal injuries and 14 fatalities per year due to vehicle collisions in HRM, according to the new Strategic Road Safety Plan (SRSP), recently approved by city council’s transportation committee and now on its way to full council for debate and approval. If all goes according to the new SRSP, by […]
“We don’t build buildings because of public opinion. We build them for good planning… And so I think this is a good thing for us… In terms of the design, I think we’ve mitigated most of the concerns…” —Councillor Shawn Cleary June 19, 2018 Shawn Cleary’s suitcase of sophistry requires a little unpacking. Councillor Cleary […]
Today, BP has reported a small spill of synthetic lubricating mud at its West Aquarius drill site on the Scotia Shelf drill site, and the government regulator has ordered drilling suspended until an investigation is complete. News of the spill is posted to the incident page of the Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board website. The incident […]