Question: With signs of accelerating effects from climate change, should $200-300 million of public money be invested in a new building to last less than a century on the Halifax waterfront? When it comes to a new home for both the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design...
News 1. Fool’s Gold, Part 2 The Halifax Examiner and Cape Breton Spectator have co-published the second instalment of Joan Baxter’s investigation into mining in Nova Scotia. Click here to read Part 2 of “Fool’s Gold: Nova Scotia’s Myopic Pursuit of Metals & Minerals,” which looks at gold mining operations on the Eastern Shore. This article […]
News 1. Cap-and-trade Jennifer Henderson reports: Legislation introduced by the McNeil government to enable setting up a cap-and-trade system to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions as part of a Trudeau directive to slow climate change was debated briefly in the Legislature this week. What is missing from Bill 15 — “An Act to Amend Chapter […]
Nova Scotia taxpayers will have to wait a little longer to find out whether they’re on the hook for $2.3 million — about half the purchase price of the Annie Leibovitz collection of photographs donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS). The 2,070 iconic images feature some of the world’s biggest celebrities (Mick...
News 1. Tax scam rejected for fourth time “A federal tribunal has — for the fourth time — rejected the bulk of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s enormous Annie Leibovitz collection, raising questions about whether the prints by the famous American photographer will ever be displayed in Halifax,” reports Richard Cuthbertson for the CBC: The […]
News 1. Annie Leibovitz In October 2015, I wrote the following about the Annie Leibovitz collection: In 2013, it was announced that the Annie Leibovitz collection would be donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, but the photographs still haven’t been put on display, and there’s no hope that the collection will be displayed before […]
News 1. Recounts Denise Peterson-Rafuse, the NDP candidate in the Chester–St. Margaret’s riding, has filed for a recount, I reported yesterday: Peterson-Rafuse, the incumbent, lost to Liberal challenger Hugh MacKay by just 90 votes, 3,112 to 3,022 total votes. PC candidate Julie Chiasson received 2,229 votes, and Green candidate Harry Ward received 413 votes. Thirty-four ballots were […]