Former Halifax journalist Hilary Beaumont has grown into one of the few dedicated environmental reporters in Canada. Now based in Toronto and writing for Vice News, Beaumont has recently covered stories such as the Standing Rock protests in South Dakota, the Arctic’s rapidly-melting permafrost, and the ridiculous number of permanent boil-water advisories across the […]
News 1. Liberals double-down on IBM deal they criticized four years ago as a “huge clusterfuck” Back in 2012, I reported on the then-NDP government’s decision to outsource the province’s SAP operations to IBM: By handing 73 union jobs to the notoriously anti-union IBM, Nova Scotia’s NDP has turned its back on its core support in […]
The criminal and heartbreaking destruction of dozens of bus shelters in Halifax this month has got me thinking about bus stops, and not just in terms of their potential (or lack thereof) to withstand future attacks. Along with Halifax Transit’s route network redesign, a new Integrated Mobility Plan setting its sights on bus rapid transit,...
November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription. News 1. McNeil’s pricey PR people suck at their jobs Yesterday on Facebook, Graham Steele posted an analysis of the McNeil government’s reaction to the collapse of negotiations with the teachers union. Steele’s entire post is worth reading, but I was most struck by this: The government’s communication strategy […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Dartmouth Crossing expansion in dispute The developer of Dartmouth Crossing is appealing the city’s rejection of an application to expand the sprawling complex. The appeal is made to the provincial Utility and Review Board. The conflict revolves around land designated for parks that the developer is required […]
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. Matthew Hines and ethics in PR CBC reporters Karissa Donkin and Joan Weeks this morning provide a detailed account of the death of Matthew Hines at the Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick: The report says even though he was “sufficiently under control of staff,” Hines was […]