November subscription drive Phil Moscovitch and I worked on some of the same publications for years. We only met in person earlier this year, around the time I started regularly contributing to Morning File. Moscovitch is a full-time freelancer and he’s often traveling, meeting and learning about people and telling us all about them. I […]
News 1. Stadium This item is written by Tim Bousquet. Halifax council yesterday rejected Sam Austin’s bid to immediately end a staff review of the Schooners’ stadium proposal. Had Austin been successful, the stadium proposal would have effectively been rejected. In October 2018, council passed a motion outlining how it would deal with the stadium […]
News 1. “Conquered people” files to be released The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ordered the provincial government to release the “conquered people” files. The case centres on an infamous brief written by Justice Department lawyer Alex Cameron in the Alton Gas case. Stephen Kimber recapped the story for the Examiner about six weeks […]
News 1. Cornwallis “There was little support for Halifax’s controversial founder at the first public meeting to help determine the future of the statue, park and street bearing his name,” reports Zane Woodford for Star Halifax: Multiple speakers connected Edward Cornwallis to this week’s finding that Canada has enabled a genocide against Indigenous women and girls. […]
“In my view, kids should be in class.” Premier Stephen McNeil March 2019 “Something is happening here But you don’t know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones?” Ballad of a Thin Man Bob Dylan (1965) One Friday. Two student protests. Two very different (immediate) results. On Friday at noon — less than 24 hours...
News 1. Teachers “The Nova Scotia Teachers Union’s executive announced most of its members voted in favour of illegal job action, but president Liette Doucet said the union is inviting the province to work with it,” reports the CBC: “We want Minister Churchill and the premier to meet with us to discuss the recommendations of the Glaze report,” Doucet […]
News 1. Baillie forced out by allegations of sexual harassment Yesterday, on the lunch hour, PC leader and MLA Jamie Baillie cryptically tweeted that he was resigning immediately: Then, at 3:13pm, the PC issued this statement: PC PARTY STATEMENT January 24, 2018 For immediate release HALIFAX, NS – The following is a joint statement […]