“Speak not ill of the dead man.” Spartacus “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” Shakespeare Legacies have always been complicated and fraught, of course, but never more so than today. Consider Kobe Bryant. In the first hours after news broke last month that Bryant, “one of the greatest...
Hi, I’m Joan Baxter, a Nova Scotian journalist and author. Some of my books are actually quite upbeat, proving that I’m not always a bearer of bad news. News 1. Abandoned tidal turbine Jennifer Henderson updates the situation of the abandoned tidal turbine in the Minas Basin in this article for the Examiner. After a […]
One year ago tomorrow, on January 3, 2017, 33-year-old Lionel Desmond parked his car on a logging road in Upper Big Tracadie, NS, just as the sun was setting. Armed with two rifles, including an SKS semi-automatic Soviet military weapon he’d bought a few days earlier at an outdoor sports store, he made his way...
News 1. Andrew Younger “Independent candidate Andrew Younger has withdrawn from the provincial election race in Dartmouth East,” reports Michael Gorman for the CBC: In an interview with CBC News, Younger — a former Liberal cabinet minister — cited health and privacy reasons for the decision. He said he made the choice in consultation with his wife after the news website […]
News 1. Teachers “Officials with the provincial government and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union will resume contract talks on Monday,” reports Michael Gorman for the CBC: A day after the two sides reached an impasse, which cancelled talks that were scheduled for Sunday, the union announced in a news release they would meet with a conciliation officer again beginning […]
The first time I go into a prison, Ardath Whynacht invites me for a poetry workshop with the women in Nova Institution. Afterwards, driving back from Truro, she tells me that one of the woman whose poetry I really loved was convicted of a notorious crime. She doesn’t know if I realized it or not, wants […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Katie Toth. I like boats but not enough to spend $80,000 on one like Florida Senator Marco Rubio did that time. Who can blame him though this things’s a beaut. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes 1. Defence Lyle Howe suspended from the bar From CTV: A notice on the Nova […]