Bell Canada was awarded a $59.6 million contract yesterday to deliver high-speed internet to 32,000 Nova Scotia households and businesses. Bell’s fibre optic network will provide coverage to 100 communities from the Pubnicos in the south of the province to Ecum Secum on the Eastern Shore and Gabarus on Cape Breton. The roughly $60-million from […]
News 1. An exercise in obfuscation I wrote this morning: The Halifax Examiner is one of eight media organizations that has been petitioning the court to unseal documents related to the RCMP’s investigation of the April 18/19 mass murders. The documents in question are the “Information to Obtain”s (ITOs) a search warrant, which the RCMP […]
1. Rana Zaman After the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission rescinded an award given to Rana Zaman, “some somebodies have some explaining to do,” writes Stephen Kimber. “Let’s start with the provincial NDP and its leader, Gary Burrill. And move on to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, and to the Atlantic Jewish Council.” Click […]
News 1. In Nova Scotia, pulp rules Linda Pannozzo’s latest is a commentary on the ongoing Northern Pulp story. While we wait for the premier’s announcement tomorrow, Pannozzo gives us some background on how we got here, and thoughts on how the process has created an unnecessary “environmentalists vs forestry and mill workers” dichotomy: By […]
News 1. Five years The Halifax Examiner turns five years old today. On June 18, 2014, I made this site live and posted this video: Look how young I was! [cries] I had a pretty good idea where I wanted to take the Examiner, and I think it holds up: Much of the content on […]
News 1. Studenting While Black “On June 2, Black graduate student Shelby McPhee was accused by two white women of stealing a laptop while he was attending the Black Canadian Studies Association session at the 88th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of British Columbia,” writes El Jones: The white […]
In the last three months, it’s been reported that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than expected, which will mean a higher rise in sea-level than earlier projected; that temperatures in Canada are warming at approximately double the average global rate; and that more flooding is predicted for Atlantic Canada over the next 50...