News 1. Robie Street mega-development “An advisory committee is recommending a massive development for central Halifax go ahead, though preferably a shorter version,” reports Zane Woodford for StarMetro Halifax: Regional council’s Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee met Monday to consider the proposal for the corner of Robie St. and College St.: a 400-unit residential building […]
Happy “Right to Know Week!” It starts today in case you hadn’t noticed. Why would you? And, oh yes, in case you’re counting, this Friday, Sept. 28, will mark the 16th annual “International Right to Know Day,” a day set aside in 40 countries around the world, including Canada, “to raise global awareness of individuals’...
News 1. Dufferin gold mine Two claims have been filed against the Maritime Dufferin Gold Corporation this week. Central Equipment, Inc. claims that it provided Maritime Dufferin Gold with unspecified goods and services and that Maritime Dufferin Gold defaulted on payment; Central has repossessed the goods, and is asking for a $37,766.33 court judgment that […]
Hi there. It’s Erica Butler at the Morningfile wheel again today. News 1. Justice department asked to please release documents, three years later The Nova Scotia justice department has been asked to release documents related to the death of Clayton Cromwell, who died of a methadone overdose in 2014 in custody at the Central Nova […]
1. An apology The Halifax Examiner acknowledges that the Armour Group Limited neither hired, nor fired, the janitors previously employed to clean Founder’s Square. Further, The Halifax Examiner retracts, and apologizes for the allegation that Armour Group engaged in racial discrimination in determining to no longer engage with GDI Integrated Facility Services. The original article […]
News 1. Convention centre Oh, running out of time for this… I’ll write it up today for tomorrow’s Morning File. 2. Smoking ban On Monday, Dartmouth councillor Sam Austin published a blog post saying he was reconsidering his support for the smoking bylaw, weirdly wanting to keep the provisions of the bylaw as they pertain […]
Last November, the QE2 Redevelopment Project very wisely conducted a survey of its staff, asking about how they get to and from work. I heard about the survey from a QE2 staffer, and immediately decided to ask for a look at the results. In Halifax, we don’t have too much in the way of detailed...
This article is Part 4 in Linda Pannozzo’s series: Biomass, Freedom of Information and the Silence of the DNR Company Men. The proceeding articles are: Part 1: Reporter Linda Pannozzo discovers just how hard provincial bureaucrats worked to ignore her questions. Part 2: An Open Letter to the FOIPOP Review Officer Part 3: What Happened When This […]
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 […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Right to Know Week This is Right to Know Week, and today is Right to Know Day: Each year on September 28, approximately 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations celebrate Right to Know Day. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise […]