This week we speak to restaurateur and mayoral candidate Lil MacPherson. With her business partner Chris Bower and a handful of other forward-looking chefs and restauranteurs, MacPherson brought the concept of local and sustainable to a new level in Halifax. MacPherson now wants to bring that ethos to a civic level. Plus, Scott Ferguson is finally exiled to the […]
Last week, in about 24 hours, Matt Spurway raised enough money to buy a year’s worth of bus passes for his friend Terry. The Go Fund Me campaign pitch outlined Terry’s situation: At 62, with severe arthritis and two deteriorated disks in his back, Terry can barely make it a few blocks on foot. He […]
This week we speak with community activist Jayde Tynes about the Bridging Bus project. The Bridging Bus aims to help develop community projects throughout the city and to bring the organizers to Washington, DC, to experience grassroots organizing firsthand. Also, LocalXPress gets a reboot, Aidan Cromwell’s murder conviction is overturned and Linda Mosher grabs anything not nailed […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Another shooting Last night, police sent the following email to reporters: At approximately 7:15 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to reports of gun shots being heard in the 5000 block of Drummond Ct in Halifax. Additional calls were received from members of the public who […]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Switch. What’s not to like about a pop-up linear park in the middle of the city on a Sunday afternoon? On June 5th, Switch returns to Dartmouth, opening up a two-kilometre stretch along Portland Street and Prince Albert Road to walkers, cyclists, skateboarders, and basically anyone outside […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Lockdown ended The week-long lockdown at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility was ended before a judge could consider habeas corpus applications filed by 13 prisoners at the jail. Because the lockdown was ended, the court matter was discontinued. It appears that the […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Unsolved crimes “Halifax police and the provincial government have taken the unusual step of adding the cases of four recently murdered young men to the province’s Major Unsolved Crimes Program,” reports Yvette d’Entremont for Metro: The four homicides added to the program on Tuesday have […]
This week we speak with Lindell Smith, a North End community activist and a candidate for District 8 in this fall’s municipal election. After sixteen years without an African Nova Scotian on city council, is Halifax finally ready to have a council that reflects the diversity of its citizenry? Smith launched his campaign website this week. […]
Environmentalists with the Ecology Action Centre are calling on the provincial government to “finish the job it started” and shut down the Port Hawkesbury biomass boiler by 2018, when hydroelectricity from Muskrat Falls is supposed to arrive. Last week Energy Minister Michel Samson changed a provincial regulation that had required the 60 MW biomass boiler...
Dalhousie Legal Aid community legal worker Fiona Traynor says the current welfare system on which 44,000 Nova Scotians depend isn’t working and should be replaced by a proposed Basic Income Guarantee. Until that happens, says the long-time advocate who frequently represents the poor in benefit disputes and appeals to the Dept of Community Services, “the...