When the new premier and cabinet are sworn in today, one item on their agenda should be a return visit to a directive the McNeil government gave to Nova Scotia Power last May. The directive has led to increased burning of biomass (aka “trees”). According to a decision released by the Utilities and Review Board […]
“Disappointed.” That’s the word that stands out in the submission by Nature Nova Scotia to the third version of forest management guidelines to implement ecological forestry or “a gentler touch” on harvesting Crown lands that are neither protected areas (absolutely no cutting) nor reserved for intensive cultivation by forestry companies. These somewhere in-between Crown lands […]
After Nova Scotia Lieutenant-Governor Arthur LeBlanc performs his ceremonial and socially distanced laying on of hands at the Halifax Convention Centre on Tuesday morning — instantly transforming Iain Rankin, the twice-elected MLA for Timberlea-Prospect, into Iain Rankin, the suddenly unelected premier of all he surveys — our 29th premier will get a first chance to...
Craig Jetson, CEO and Managing Director of St Barbara — the Australian company that owns Atlantic Gold that in turn owns the Touquoy open pit gold mine in Moose River and plans to open three more gold mines along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore — says that he has lined up “quite a few meetings over […]
The homecare system that allows senior citizens and disabled adults to remain in their homes is in the process of being re-designed to give clients more control over who provides the service. “It’s about increasing choice and flexibility across the system,” said Vicki Lopez-Elliott, senior executive director of Continuing Care for the Department of Health. […]
My colleague, Jennifer Henderson, summed it up best. “This was perhaps the dullest political leadership convention in Nova Scotia history,” she wrote. “I’ve been to wakes that were more fun.” My wife and I chose to have dinner at a pub instead. All the screens in the pub showed sporting events. No one seemed to...
Iain Rankin is the new Liberal leader and will be sworn in as Nova Scotia’s 29th Premier. The 37-year-old former minister of the Environment won on the second ballot with 52.4% of the total weighted vote. Halifax MLA and Labour Minister Labi Kousoulis was second with 47.59%t. Former Health minister Randy Delorey finished third. “This is […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. Zero new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Nova Scotia Friday, Feb. 5. There are now just eight known active cases in the province. Two people remain in hospital with the disease, one of whom is in ICU. […]
Last year it was a propaganda blitz. For several weeks in the spring of 2020, Atlantic Gold, which operates an open pit gold mine in Moose River in the Halifax Regional Municipality and wants to open three more along the Eastern Shore, bombarded people in Nova Scotia with its PR. Atlantic Gold’s owner, Australia’s St […]
Today was Premier Stephen McNeil’s last cabinet meeting after seven years as “the boss.” The scrum with reporters was preceded by an announcement by Business Minister and Glace Bay MLA Geoff MacLellan that he does not intend to re-offer when the next election is called. “It feels like the end of the road,” said MacLellan. […]