News 1. Jackson trial This item refers to sexual assault. Yesterday was the fourth day of the sexual assault trial of Blake Jackson. Jackson, a student support worker at Citadel High School, is accused of sexually assaulting a then-student on December 15, 2015. At the time, the student was 18 years old; a publication ban protects […]
News 1. Bar Harbor ferry terminal “The question of Nova Scotia taxpayers footing the bill for the salaries of a handful of U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees in Bar Harbour, Maine was raised by reporters following today’s meeting of Cabinet ministers, the first since the holiday break,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Bay Ferries, which operates the […]
“What a crazy world,” says provincial NDP leader Gary Burrill, “that border protection officers in the United States aren’t being paid because of the government shutdown and we are debating whether the Nova Scotia government should be paying them. Something is wrong somewhere.” The question of Nova Scotia taxpayers footing the bill for the salaries...
News 1. Weather There’s weather today. 2. Stadium Reportedly, last week the Maritime Football people delivered a “business case” for a stadium to City Hall. I’m presuming that councillors have seen that business case. I don’t know why the rest of us can’t see it, but that’s how this town rolls. It’s like that report […]
November Subscription drive The last day! Tomorrow we’ll go back to less intrusive measures to extract your money from you. But seriously, this operation doesn’t work without your subscriptions. We’re trying to do something important here: produce journalism without relying on advertising, advertorial, government money, selling your data, Jeff Bezo’s money, or any other hare-brained […]
November subscription drive We had great fun at our subscription drive party Sunday. A couple of photos: It was a wonderful night, with a large crowd, and everyone seemed happy. I enjoy hosting the annual subscription party, not just to have fun and meet people, but also to acknowledge that this enterprise would not exist […]
News 1. Stop the Cogswell misfire! Today, writes Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler: …city councillors will convene to decide on what will take the place of the Cogswell Interchange. They will have spent the weekend with a staff report featuring this drawing of a 60 per cent complete design of the new street network, including […]
News 1. Fool’s Gold Yesterday, the Halifax Examiner and Cape Breton Spectator published the first instalment of “Fool’s Gold: Nova Scotia’s Myopic Pursuit of Metals & Minerals,” a four-part series by author Joan Baxter on the province’s ill-conceived search for wealth through mining. Part 1 of the series, “Welcome to the Gold Rush,” focuses on […]