“The auditor general has said today that governments pay a premium when they bring in private companies to build and maintain public infrastructure,” said Susan Leblanc, the NDP’s Transportation and Infrastructure critic. “Without the Public Accounts Committee or the Legislature meeting, the public doesn’t have access to the information necessary about whether this is a...
Replacing the crumbling Victoria General hospital will be the largest infrastructure project in the province’s history with no estimated timeline for when an expansion at the Halifax Infirmary site and a new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre will be completed. It will cost at least $2 billion (undoubtedly more once the bids come in) and...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. More than 100 parents from across the province have penned an open letter to Premier Stephen McNeil highlighting what they call a “failure to put children and their right to education” at the centre of Nova Scotia’s pandemic response. The group, Parents for a Pandemic […]
Quick question. Does Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil believe in Section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is to say freedom of association, or, more precisely, the right of workers to freely organize and be meaningfully represented by the union of their choice? Next question. Let us begin from the latest...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The Irving Shipyard executives, including president Kevin McCoy, travelled to the United States on company business and returned to Canada, but were exempted from the 14-day self-isolation requirement, Irving spokesperson Tom Hormsby confirmed this morning in response to a question from the Halifax Examiner. The […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. More than 45,000 Nova Scotian health care workers will qualify for a top-up to their wages if they worked during all four months of the pandemic from March 13 to July 12. But it’s still unclear when they will receive the money and exactly which […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. As parents and teachers wait for the provincial government to release its plan for reopening public schools in the fall, children’s health experts say the benefits of returning to school outweigh the risks. “We need to find a way, much like we have throughout opening […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. After a traveller from the United States failed to self-isolate in Nova Scotia and started a COVID-19 cluster on PEI, the province of Nova Scotia is tightening rules around people travelling into the province from outside the “Atlantic bubble.” Starting today, any such traveller “must […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. On Thursday, my colleague Jennifer Henderson ventured where few of us would willingly dare to venture: into a post-cabinet-meeting virtual scrum where reporters got to sort-of ask meaningful questions, and physically distanced, reality-challenging government ministers got to respond with their usual baffling bafflegab. Thankfully, she […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. An Eastern Passage father says he’s devastated that his young son with autism won’t be able to continue a critical intervention program put on hold due to COVID-19. Last August, Kyle Gracie’s son Jackson entered the Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention Program (EIBI). The five-year-old has […]