News 1. Inquiry “Emily Hill, senior counsel for the Mass Casualty Commission, confirmed to reporters at a briefing [Friday] the commission is considering a request from one of the lawyers representing the families of victims to change a rule that governs who can question witnesses,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Commission hearings in Truro last week saw […]
News 1. Benefits outweigh risks when it comes to vaccinating kids against COVID-19, new study says Yvette d’Entremont speaks with Dr. Karina Top, co-author of a new report on risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for children. Top says there are a lot of good reasons to vaccinate children, especially with the holidays coming: Children […]
News 1. 26 new cases of COVID-19 announced Nova Scotia announced 26 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with active cases now at 198. Tim Bousquet has the run-down on all the data you need here. Asymptomatic pop-up testing continues today, from noon to 7pm at the Halifax Convention Centre and Centennial Arena. One of […]
News 1. Transit passes “Soon, more people will get access to low income transit passes,” writes Erica Butler. “But the cap on this important program remains a needless obstacle.” Click here to read “Transit Pass Bingo.” This article is for subscribers. Click here to subscribe. 2. This is North Preston Stephen Kimber introduces us to This […]
The good news for need-to-always-be-even-more-shocked-and-yet-more-appalled columnists is that the Yarmouth ferry is the gift that keeps on giving. The bad news for taxpayers is that it is also the ferry that keeps on taking. I’ve been writing about the always-sinking-but-never-finally-sunk ferry service between Yarmouth and assorted ports in Maine since at least 2007. “Ferry Bad...
News 1. Bar Harbor ferry terminal “The question of Nova Scotia taxpayers footing the bill for the salaries of a handful of U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees in Bar Harbour, Maine was raised by reporters following today’s meeting of Cabinet ministers, the first since the holiday break,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Bay Ferries, which operates the […]
News 1. Testing the Limits: Critical Boreal Felt Lichen Habitat in Halifax County Slated to be Wiped Out “Last week, several new forest blocks totalling 171 hectares (422 acres) appeared on the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources’ Harvest Plans Map Viewer,” reports Linda Pannozzo: The blocks, posted by the Abercrombie pulp giant Northern Pulp, are located […]