For the past half a year, while the Northern Pulp mill has been in “hibernation,” Northern Pulp — the company — has been one of seven related companies petitioning for creditor protection in the British Columbia Supreme Court, while it works on a “plan of compromise or arrangement” during a “restructuring phase.” As the Halifax...
Some new light was shed today on the province’s controversial decision to choose a public-private-partnership (P3) model to build new healthcare facilities to replace the crumbling Victoria and Centennial buildings at the VG site of the QE2 Health Care Centre. Last July, the former auditor general reported the secret process used to determine if P3...
ac·count·abil·i·ty | \ ə-ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ Definition of accountability: the quality or state of being accountable, especially : an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions // public officials lacking accountability Merriam-Webster online dictionary Accountability. At 10:19pm Atlantic time last Friday night — after much of the business of the political media world had wrapped for the day,...
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 […]
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 […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. For the first time in Nova Scotia, two eldercare advocacy groups have joined forces with unionized healthcare workers to push the provincial government to address chronic labour shortages and underfunding affecting thousands of seniors requiring nursing home care. Below is the coalition’s call to action: […]
Within about half an hour of setting up shop outside Province House, Cheryl Maloney was sold out of lobster. By noon on Friday, the line-up stretched around the corner, from Hollis to George Street. There was no scale, and Maloney sold one or two lobsters to each person until she ran out. She sold a […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The president of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says if there is a second wave of COVID-19, hospitals will not react as they did the first time — essentially cancelling all but emergency and cancer treatments for a period of several months. Instead, hospitals […]
Premier Stephen McNeil has appointed one new minister and shuffled responsibilities among existing cabinet ministers to fill the gaps left by three ministers who have resigned their responsibilities to campaign to become the next Liberal leader and premier. Former Health minister Leo Glavine, who held the job from 2013-2017, is back at Health in the […]