News 1. Uranium “After yesterday’s meeting of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development, Nova Scotia’s Uranium Exploration and Mining Prohibition Act seems to be safe,” reports Joan Baxter. “At least for now.” Baxter recounts the testimony of not one, not two, but three different representatives of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia […]
News 1. Climate change action This week people around the world are stepping up activism around the climate emergency during the UN climate action summit in New York. A list of local events can be found here. 2. What to do about Justin? Writes Stephen Kimber: Last week’s Blackface/Brownface controversy raises the complicated question of […]
News 1. John Perkins sues “Sixty-eight-year-old John Perkins of Earltown is striking a blow for democracy after he says he was forcibly hauled out of a public meeting by an RCMP officer last May,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Perkins held a news conference in Halifax yesterday to explain why he is filing a lawsuit against Atlantic […]
News 1. Military ban on some tattoos Lee Berthiaume reports for the Canadian Press that the military has issued new guidelines on acceptable tattoos. This after photos of a Halifax-based sailor with an “Infidel” tattoo spread online and in the media. The new rules, which apply whether a tattoo is visible or not, lay out […]
News 1. Steve Craig Steve Craig won the byelection for MLA in Sackville-Cobequid. (Preliminary results are above.) The district has long been solidly NDP, so a PC victory is notable, but I wouldn’t read too much into it. The NDP candidate, Lara Fawthrop, didn’t have Craig’s name recognition, and Craig is more on the “progressive” […]
News 1. Atlantic Gold sics cops on peaceful citizen “If yesterday’s information session was meant to convince the people of Sherbrooke — or for that matter any other Nova Scotians — that Atlantic Gold has their best interests at heart, it failed — spectacularly,” writes Joan Baxter. “And I mean spectacularly“: Not only were most […]
News 1. Kasian Report on VG Redevelopment “Finally, the province has released a massive amount of information from a consulting firm hired to draw up a Master Plan to replace the Victoria General Hospital,” reports Jennifer Henderson: You can read what Kasian Architecture has recommended the proposed new facilities should look like and what services they […]
Hi folks, Erica Butler here filling in for Tim today. News 1. Halifax to lose another director: Bruce Zvaniga resigns Director of transportation and public works Bruce Zvaniga has resigned, reports Zane Woodford of The Star/Metro. Zvaniga has only been at the helm of the massive public works department since 2015. Zvaniga is the third […]
Halifax is going to build its longest protected bike lane sometime in the next year on South Park Street. The 1.2 kilometre lane will run from Sackville Street all the way to Inglis Street in the south end, near Saint Mary’s University. With council’s approval yesterday, staff will move on to detailed design, and plan...
The public was heard last night on the proposed 20-storey (and still, somehow, possible 25-storey) tower at the northwest corner of the Willow Tree intersection in Halifax. Councillors spent about four hours hearing from the project developer and just over 40 people, with many more people filling up the gallery and an overflow viewing room...