The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. In February — before the coronavirus changed everything about everything for everybody — Jerry Daniels, the Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization, which represents 34 First Nations in Manitoba, led a delegation to Havana to meet with Cuban healthcare officials and tour its local […]
News 1. Halifax is getting a stadium Council voted in favour of spending $20 million on a stadium, although the Atlantic Schooners will have to find a new location, Zane Woodford with The Star Halifax reports. A staff report recommended spending the $20 million, but told Schooner Sports and Entertainment (SSE) its preferred spot of […]
News 1. MyHealthNS Jennifer Henderson reports on MyHealthNS and the decision by McKesson Canada to pull the plug on the online portal that gave doctors access to results for X-rays, MRIs, and blood tests. The portal also allowed patients to book appointments and correspond with their doctor through email. Health Minister Randy Delorey made the […]
For the first time since the McNeil government dismantled nine regional health authorities and created one provincial agency to run hospitals four and a half years ago, the Nova Scotia Health Authority opened a portion of one of its Board meetings to the public. Yesterday’s meeting took place in the town of Liverpool. Doors opened...
Did you know that, as of Friday morning, the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s News website was reporting a full computer page — 10 different items — flagging current, ongoing, never-ending emergency room closures in Nova Scotia? From the Lillian Fraser Memorial in Tatamagouche, to the Eastern Shore Memorial in Sheet Harbour, to Guysborough Memorial, to […]
1. A jury of whose peers? Discussing the case of Gerald Stanley, charged and then found not guilty of the murder of Colten Boushie, Stephen Kimber writes: In his instructions to the jury, Chief Justice Martel Popescul said jurors had three choices: agree with the Crown and convict Stanley of second-degree murder; conclude that Stanley should have known […]
1. Stephen McNeil’s future head bump “I have every intention to be seeking a third mandate,” Premier Stephen McNeil tells Keith Doucette, reporting for the Canadian Press: Two months after the Liberals took office in 2013, they forecasted a $481-million deficit, largely after deciding to book $280 million in pension obligations. By last September’s budget, […]
Nova Scotia has a doctor problem. Perhaps lack-of-doctor might be more accurate. And “crisis” is certainly a more apt description than the mundane problem. According to the province’s one-year-old “Need A Family Practice” list, 42,198 Nova Scotians — 4.6 per cent of the province’s population — are currently officially listed as looking for a doctor....
News 1. Of Citizens and Taxpayers “I can’t tell you how many times people have told me they dislike being addressed by governments as ‘taxpayers.’ They’re citizens,” writes Shirley Tillotson: But “citizen” in that sense — the broad thinker who sees taxes as the seed of all good things social — is a newish kind […]
NDP leader Gary Burrill made his first campaign promise in the busy waiting room of Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan, a family doctor known to CTV viewers as “Dr.A.J.” for her regular appearances on the regional network. Burrill said difficulty in finding a family doctor is the top issue he hears from voters — Statistics Canada estimates 100,000 Nova...