Talk about déjà vu. NDP Environment critic Lenore Zann has resurrected a bill that Liberal MLA Keith Colwell introduced 10 years ago to ban tire-burning in Nova Scotia. All three political parties passed it in 2008 but the law was never proclaimed. Don’t expect the Liberals to pass a carbon copy of their previous bill...
News 1. Cornwallis On Thursday, I interviewed three women who were among the organizers of Saturday’s protest in Cornwallis Park. That interview became Friday’s Examineradio podcast; you can hear it here: (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes) I’ve long wondered why the Cornwallis statue was put up in the first place, so Friday I […]
News 1. Sears stiffs its employees while vulture capitalists profit Writes Stephen Kimber: “Just six dollars,” the woman behind the counter said cheerfully. “Gotta love health benefits.” “Actually,” replied the man, “I’m losing mine.” [..] The man is 64; he’s worked for Sears for more than 30 years. And he isn’t just losing his job and […]
News 1. Bus doors Last year, 99% Invisible and Vox got together to produce a short podcast on “Norman doors,” seen above. A Norman door is named after Don Norman, who in 1988 wrote a book, The Design of Everyday Things, which among many other things, pointed out a consistent problem with doors: many of them are counterintuitive. […]
News 1. Winning Ah, Mount Allison University. Perhaps you can take a class in the new Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, opened in 2014 and funded entirely by private donors, such as Power Corporation of Canada, whose investments include Total S.A., one of the “seven supermajor oil companies in the world” (last seen paying fines […]