The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. “There is nothing that compares to this, says Ross Jefferson, the CEO of Discover Halifax, a non-profit agency that works with Tourism Nova Scotia to promote the city to visitors. “It is eclipsing the financial crisis of 2008 and 9/11 when we saw the world […]
News 1. Indigenous students at Hants East high school say they face tougher suspensions Aly Thompson at CBC reports on Indigenous students at Hants East Rural High School who say they are being discriminated against when it comes to punishments from staff. Thompson spoke with several students, including 16-year-old Xavier Sack from the Sipekneꞌkatik First […]
Despite making significant progress in attracting more visitors and generating $2.6 billion in revenue last year, the province’s tourism industry is still a long way from the goal of $4 billion by 2024 envisioned by the Ivany Report five years ago. “We’re updating our strategy which we are calling The Second Half,” Judy Saunders told...
One of the stories I think the Examiner has covered best recently is the Northern Pulp saga. As Joan Baxter pointed out last week, deadlines are looming — both the December 17 deadline for the Department of Environment’s decision on the environmental assessment for the proposed pipe, and the January 31 deadline for Northern Pulp […]
November subscription drive Once again, I’m running out of time to cajole and beg for new subscriptions. However, Iris insists that I remind readers that if you buy an annual subscription this month, we will give you an Examiner T-shirt. Here’s one modelled by my friend Lisa Osmond: Also, I’ll have more details Monday, but […]
“It’s not the number of short-term rentals in a neighbourhood that affect how people feel about AirBnBs,” a McGill University researcher told a crowd of 120 people at the Central Library last evening. “It’s whether short-term rentals make their own housing situation worse by raising rents or forcing people to move elsewhere.” Urban planning professor […]
November subscription drive It’s getting frosty out there, which means its the time of year when we at the Examiner take a stab at convincing you and yours (those who aren’t already subscribers) to support the continued existence and growth of the Halifax Examiner. From her first Morningfile back in May 2015, El Jones has […]
When “Old Town Lunenburg” received its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in 1995, people anticipated an increase in tourism based partly on the charm of its working waterfront and historic areas. Changes to both have been resisted until this summer when the Town of Lunenburg began grappling with change on both a micro and macro...
News 1. MyHealthNS Jennifer Henderson reports on MyHealthNS and the decision by McKesson Canada to pull the plug on the online portal that gave doctors access to results for X-rays, MRIs, and blood tests. The portal also allowed patients to book appointments and correspond with their doctor through email. Health Minister Randy Delorey made the […]
News 1. Spaceport “I hadn’t even made it into Canso when I happened upon the first person willing and eager to speak her mind on the proposed spaceport that Maritime Launch Services wants to construct in the picturesque community at the very end of Highway 16,” writes Joan Baxter: In a charming restaurant a few […]