News 1. Climate change action This week people around the world are stepping up activism around the climate emergency during the UN climate action summit in New York. A list of local events can be found here. 2. What to do about Justin? Writes Stephen Kimber: Last week’s Blackface/Brownface controversy raises the complicated question of […]
News 1. Power outages “Three-and-a-half days after Dorian knocked out power for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the province, Nova Scotia Power issued a news release Tuesday evening, Sept.10, saying it had restored electricity for 75% of these customers,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “We have the most crews working in Nova Scotia history,” boasted the […]
“You’re richer than you think” Scotiabank used to say in its marketing campaign to prospective customers. Today we learned the Province is in better financial shape than we were led to believe a year ago. Audited financial statements for the year March 2018–March 2019 show the province had a surplus of $120 million, four times...
News 1. Glen Assoun “Elizabeth May is calling for a federal inquiry zeroing in on the RCMP’s role in both wrongfully convicting Glen Assoun of murder and keeping the now 63-year-old in prison for 17 years,” reports Andrew Rankin for the Chronicle Herald: The Green party of Canada leader said maintaining public trust in the […]
News 1. Ferry funding The province announced funding for the Yarmouth ferry yesterday: The province is helping to renovate the Bar Harbor ferry terminal to accommodate the Nova Scotia-Maine ferry service. The expected cost is $8.5 million. … The renovation costs will be included in the province’s 2018-19 spending. The work is currently underway with […]