News 1. Mercury, Canso Chemicals, Northern Pulp Mill Facilities associated with Northern Pulp Mill’s proposed effluent pipe are immediately adjacent to a mercury-contaminated toxic waste site left over from the Canso Chemicals operation. Joan Baxter explains: The Canso Chemicals plant opened in 1970, and for the next 22 years used large amounts of mercury to […]
News 1. Oil spill Friday morning, I criticized Nova Scotia Power (NSP) for its press release related to the oil spill from the Tufts Cove Generating Plant. The press release called it a “limited” spill; I wrote: “Limited” is PR spin. Every oil spill is “limited” in some sense — the Deepwater Horizon spill that destroyed […]
In August 2016, shortly after Halifax Transit’s Moving Forward Together plan was revealed to all, I interviewed transit planning consultant Jarrett Walker about the route re-design process. Walker makes a living helping cities rethink their bus networks, and has visited Halifax in the past at the invite of local advocacy group It’s More Than Buses....
This week, Halifax Examiner contributor Stephen Kimber explains the latest development in the Lyle Howe saga. Also, Tim and Terra talk Proud Boys, Bob Bjerke and Peter Kelly. (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes)
News 1. Bill 148 The McNeil government proclaimed Bill 148 Tuesday morning, and then Tuesday afternoon invoked Section 3 of the Constitutional Questions Act: The Governor in Council may refer to the Court for hearing or consideration, any matter which he thinks fit to refer, and the Court shall thereupon hear and consider the same. […]
News 1. HST hit to Nova Scotia Yesterday, I linked to Charlottetown Guardian reporter Teresa Wright’s bombshell that Atlantic provinces are being told to return “hundreds of millions” of dollars of miscalculated HST payments back to Ottawa. I wrote: Wright doesn’t put a dollar figure on the amount Nova Scotia owes, but assuming that the […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Richard Butts, Clayton Developments, and the Purcells Cove backlands Let’s have a quick refresher on the Purcells Cove backlands, which is that stretch of undeveloped land roughly between Spryfield and Purcells Cove. The backlands are the site of two large lakes — Colpitt and […]