News 1. Nova Scotia budget The Nova Scotia government has announced a budget for spending a projected $11.6 billion in revenue, with plans for a $55 million surplus in the 2020-21 fiscal year. The CBC’s Michael Gorman outlines the government’s announced highlights, including spending increases (the Nova Scotia Health Authority budget increases by $77.7 million) […]
News 1. Police data collection The police board has approved a motion to ask Halifax Regional Police for a plan to implement a Wortley report recommendation that would see racial data collected on all police stops, including traffic stops. Currently, that data is only collected for street checks, and shows that Black Haligonians are six […]
News 1. Gold “Here’s the deal,” writes Joan Baxter: On Wednesday, May 14, an Australian gold mining company called St. Barbara Limited, with one gold mine in Australia and a second one in Papua New Guinea, agreed to pay $722 million for Atlantic Gold Corporation, which operates one open pit gold mine in Nova Scotia, […]
November subscription drive Sorry to pester you again, but just a short note to say we’re in the middle of our annual subscription drive. The Halifax Examiner needs your money to make this work possible. Please subscribe. Subscription party details: Reserve Sunday, November 25 on your calendars. We have Bearly’s Tavern, 1269 Barrington Street, 4-7pm. The […]
News 1. McNeil proud of his indifference “Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he stands by his government’s record on domestic violence after a former staffer said the Liberals turned their back on her when she was assaulted by a party staffer — her partner,” reports Marieke Walsh for Global. Walsh asked McNeil about an article that […]
In Court Christopher Garnier appears for bail revocation hearing On Tuesday, Justice Peter Rosinski began a two-day bail revocation hearing for Christopher Calvin Garnier, 29. Garnier is charged with the second degree murder of Truro police officer Catherine Campbell and with interfering with her remains. In December he was granted bail, but he was taken...
News 1. “Public” wifi Today, Halifax council will consider a proposal for “Public” wifi in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth (the purple-ish areas shown on the map above). Let me first put out there that I am not the intended target of the proposal. I have a super-duper business account, and pay about $150 a month for […]
1. Manuments Yesterday, Tim covered Sarah Toye and the Halifax Women’s History Society’s project to highlight the lack of diversity in Halifax’s monuments and in public space. This seems like a good time remind us of the days when felt vulvas began appearing on Halifax statues: The article notes that “the vagina greatly improved his appearance.” […]