Close to 150 people turned out for a rapid-fire political debate on environmental issues Tuesday at the University of King’s College. The forum was hosted and co-ordinated by East Coast Environmental Law, the Sierra Club Atlantic chapter, and the Ecology Action Centre. The four parties were represented by Iain Rankin, Liberal candidate for Timberlea-Prospect; Lisa...
The HRM community of Harrietsfield has been dealing with toxic drinking water for close to a decade-and-a-half, and three successive provincial governments have failed to address the issue. Some residents are fighting back with the help of East Coast Environmental Law and its Executive Director, Lisa Mitchell. We speak with her for today’s episode. Plus, our own […]
This week we speak with David Wheeler, the former president of Cape Breton University and current NDP candidate in Halifax-Armdale for the upcoming provincial election. In a wide-ranging conversation, he talks about his tenure at CBU, his frustration with the Liberal government’s lack of commitment for education funding, and his stance on fracking and the […]
Former Halifax journalist Hilary Beaumont has grown into one of the few dedicated environmental reporters in Canada. Now based in Toronto and writing for Vice News, Beaumont has recently covered stories such as the Standing Rock protests in South Dakota, the Arctic’s rapidly-melting permafrost, and the ridiculous number of permanent boil-water advisories across the […]
The province is mulling over options to rebuild or refurbish the dilapidated Victoria General Hospital, and certainly isn’t ruling out a P3 (public-private partnership) option. This, despite the boondoggle that resulted in the province paying way more for 39 schools across Nova Scotia than it should have. We speak with Chris Parsons of the Nova Scotia Health […]
A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has quashed a decision made by Environment Minister Margaret Miller last April. The Minister rejected a First Nations appeal of her department’s decision to proceed with the controversial $320 million dollar Alton Natural Gas Storage project near Stewiacke. The Sipekne’katik First Nation is concerned about the potential impact on...
This week, alongside a number of international military warships and a crap-ton (sorry, crap-tonne) of cruise ships, the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise docked in the Halifax harbour, fresh off a tour in Nunavut. Examineradio contributor Francella Fiallos took a tour of the boat and spoke with some of its crew members. On Thursday, approximately 60 protesters gathered […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Katie Toth. I’m a reporter and writer who’s hopped up on cold brew coffee and cranky letters, so let’s do this. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. ‘FRO’ to Blue Mountain developers, City staff says From CBC: HRM staff recommended council avoid developing the Blue […]