News 1. Twinning the 103 Yesterday, the federal government announced funding for the twinning of Highway 103: Work involves twinning approximately 10.8 kilometres of road between Upper Tantallon and Ingramport, with the construction of new bridge structures over Mill Lake, Little Indian Lake, the Ingram River, and over Highway 103 at Mill Lake. A further […]
Despite what the Nova Scotia government has said in response to concerns raised over clearcutting, the most recent figures released from the National Forestry Database (NFD) indicate that in 2015, both the overall harvest and the proportion of trees removed by clearcutting continued to increase. And ironically, the national body used data supplied by the […]
Canada’s push to protect 10 per cent of its marine areas by 2020 won’t face opposition from Nova Scotia’s offshore petroleum regulator. But the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board won’t stand in the way of offshore fracking. Carl Makrides, the board’s resources director, faced questions recently about whether the organization will need to push back on some...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Convention centre opening delayed… again The Halifax Convention Centre will not open as scheduled on April 1. A new opening date has not yet been established, but Trade Centre Limited is rescheduling conventions booked through the end of June; seven national and international conventions […]
“Only blind luck“ prevented what could have been significant damage to the marine environment and an oil well that Shell Canada was drilling in deep water 250 kilometers off the coast of Nova Scotia. That’s the conclusion of John Davis, an activist with the Clean Ocean Action Committee of fishermen and environmentalists opposed to drilling...
Halifax’s kids head back to school this week, but sadly too many of them will be taking the least healthy option to get there. Walking and biking to school have been on the decline across North America for decades. Check out these numbers from the US, showing the drop since 1969. Note that while bussing […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood transportation columnist here at the Examiner. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Northern Pulp still waiting on approval for glyphosate spraying The planned start date for Northern Pulp’s spraying of over 3000 acres of woodland has passed, and the Nova […]