Citing an increase in COVID cases in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin today imposed new restrictions on people travelling into Nova Scotia from New Brunswick. As well, he said it is likely that the creation of an Atlantic bubble, allowing travel between the Atlantic provinces without quarantine, which had been scheduled for April […]
If the Halifax Examiner inbox is anything to go by, there is no shortage of critics of Pieridae Energy and its plans to pipe natural gas into Nova Scotia, build a $10-billion liquefied natural gas plant in Goldboro on the province’s Eastern Shore, and then ship the LNG to Germany, a project the Halifax Examiner...
News 1. Nova Scotia non-profits to distribute $11.5 million in COVID-19 relief funds The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. Under the federal Safe Restart program, community groups and non-profits in Nova Scotia will deliver millions in relief to people struggling financially. In a new […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. The Salvation Army in Nova Scotia says the $3.5 million it will receive to administer the new Nova Scotia COVID Relief Fund comes at a time when more people than ever are reaching out for help. On […]
Turtles, traffic, and groundwater are all provincial issues, according to municipal staff, so councillors approved a controversial mobile home park proposal in Elmsdale following a public hearing Monday night. Halifax regional council’s North West Community Council held the virtual public hearing on a proposal for a 525-unit mobile home park on Old Truro Road in...
Seven new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Monday, April 12). All sevewn cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — five are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and two are close contacts of previously announced cases. The new cases are in the following age cohorts: two are aged 20-39 (one […]
News 1. Concrete capture “In 2017, Environment Minister (now Premier) Iain Rankin approved Lafarge Canada’s proposal for a one-year pilot project to burn scrap tires in its 55-year-old cement plant in Brookfield near Shortts Lake, about 13 kilometres south of Truro,” reports Linda Pannozzo: The plan to use tire derived fuel (TDF) at the Brookfield […]
They say “a rising tide raises all boats.” But the waves of the pandemic have raised public awareness of partially submerged boats which have been floating in and out of political view for decades: income inequality, the precarious economic status of women, and weak spots in our health care system, to name a few. Add […]
Five new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Nova Scotia today (Sunday, April 11). Four of the new cases are in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone — two are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and two are close contacts of previously announced cases. One case is in the Eastern Zone and is related to […]
Gavin MacDonald’s introduction was full of the expected whinging and woe-is-us, and — of course, as always — it arrived with its own neatly wrapped Santa’s wish list for the good girls and boys gathered last week in an appropriately socially distanced convention centre meeting room. MacDonald, a corporate lawyer who is also chair of...