News 1. Biofuel Last year, in her article “Life After Pulp,” Linda Pannozzo showed how as the old pulp industry is collapsing, the government is chasing two other forest dreams — biomass and biofuel. On the latter, she wrote: In 2012, when the Dexter government announced the defunct paper mill would become a business hub […]
After he was charged with sexual assault and then for repeatedly violating the conditions of his release, Halifax cop Chris Mosher was fired last year by the Halifax police department. But Mosher has successfully appealed his firing, and has received a cash payout from the city and a new job working with either the city’s […]
News 1. Maurice Pratt Yesterday, Justice James Chipman dismissed Maurice Pratt’s habeas corpus application. Pratt was the first of at least eight prisoners at the Burnside jail to have their habeas applications heard by Chipman. (The others are scheduled for Monday, but I’m hearing there may be a delay.) The prisoners filed their applications in […]
“We don’t build buildings because of public opinion. We build them for good planning… And so I think this is a good thing for us… In terms of the design, I think we’ve mitigated most of the concerns…” —Councillor Shawn Cleary June 19, 2018 Shawn Cleary’s suitcase of sophistry requires a little unpacking. Councillor Cleary […]
News 1. Fire department re-assigns cause of fatal Sackville fire In a press release issued yesterday, the Halifax fire department is now saying that the March 3 fatal fire in Sackville was started by “smoking materials”: Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) investigators have completed the investigation of the fatal house fire in Lower Sackville. […]
Sometimes, chasing a story that runs into a brick wall can be revealing. Two weeks ago, I decided to do an update on LED Roadway Lighting, the Nova Scotian company completing the changeover of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s 37,000 street lights into fixtures that consume sixty per cent less energy and are supposed to deliver...
Halifax Regional Municipality is suing three companies for damages related to a spill of 200,000 litres of diesel fuel at the Burnside transit garage that has so far cost the city $2.6 million in cleanup and related costs. The lawsuit filed Monday names Redden Petroleum Enterprises, A & L Concrete Forming, and AMEC Foster Wheeler...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Voter turnout CBC’s Information Morning interviewed Dal prof Jeffrey Roy about the low turnout in the Halifax election, and Roy went on to spread some misinformation: There are lots of reasons why people didn’t get out and vote this time around, according to Roy. […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. George Tsimiklis is the worst landlord in town Halifax landlord and developer George Tsimiklis preys on poor people. That’s his business model: renting out substandard housing to people on social assistance who have few options in life. Yesterday, I detailed the dozens and dozens of […]
A Halifax Transit bus driver left his job Friday after being accused of child luring. The same driver was one of two drivers accused of child luring two years ago; in that instance, an investigation by Halifax Transit was ended because it was inconclusive. The recent accusation came after a self-described “creep catcher” named Reggie Cameron posted a […]