1. Northern Pulp Yesterday, the Halifax Examiner published two stories related to Northern Pulp Mill’s environmental impacts. In the first, Joan Baxter looks at the curious case of Canso Chemicals: For two decades Canso Chemicals produced chlorine for the pulping process at a site adjacent to the pulp mill on Abercrombie Point in Pictou County, […]
News 1. The lobster monopoly Paul Withers, reporting for the CBC, gets into the details of Clearwater Seafood’s monopoly of the entire offshore lobster fishery, and into its apparent monopoly of exemptions to fishing regulations: … a CBC News investigation reveals the company is poised to achieve a long-sought change to a fisheries rule for its […]
Just before the last provincial election, the Nova Scotia Liberals announced a seven-year, $390 million commitment to highway building and twinning. It was a distinct change from the stance they had taken the previous year during tolling consultations, when they made clear that Nova Scotia could not afford to twin highways without collecting tolls. One […]
News 1. Burnside Connector I’ve been opposed to the Burnside–Sackville Connector from the start. As I wrote in April: Yes, traffic in Burnside is horrible. The place was badly designed from the get-go, and none of the repeated expansions of the business park came with sensible improvements in transportation systems. But adding more highways into the […]
Site remediation at the Queen’s Marque site is expected to cost $2 million — more than twice the $950,000 budgeted for it. The entire cost will covered by the provincial government. In 2010, the Waterfront Development Corporation announced that it had reached an agreement with the Armour Group for development of the Queen’s Landing site....
News 1. DIY Government-Funded Training The Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI) is a provincial program that gives Nova Scotian “[b]usinesses, social enterprises and revenue-generating non-for-profit organizations” money to train workers. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request that an unknown business filed, but which is now public, Mary Campbell discovers that the largest recipient (see clarification […]
November Subscription Drive Erica Butler writes: I will be the first to admit it: I don’t like paywalls. It’s a drag when you spot something interesting on social media and then discover you don’t get to read it because you are not a subscriber. It’s a bummer not to be able to freely share things […]