News 1. John Perkins sues “Sixty-eight-year-old John Perkins of Earltown is striking a blow for democracy after he says he was forcibly hauled out of a public meeting by an RCMP officer last May,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Perkins held a news conference in Halifax yesterday to explain why he is filing a lawsuit against Atlantic […]
ExxonMobil Canada has paid a fine of $40,000 for failing to comply with an offshore regulation that nearly cost a man his life. The fine was issued July 12 by the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) after a lengthy investigation into a reported incident last November 5, 2018. On that day, 225 pounds...
News 1. “Near miss” offshore This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. For the second time in three months, there’s been a potentially fatal incident involving a dropped object aboard the rig plugging 22 abandoned wells near Sable Island. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident, which happened Thursday January 24 aboard the Noble Regina […]
News 1. Michael McNutt Michael Patrick McNutt is this morning being charged with 27 counts related to the sexual abuse of children. Update: police have issued the following press release: Halifax man faces 27 charges in relation to historical sexual assaults Investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division have charged […]
November subscription drive Have you subscribed yet? This would be an excellent time, and if you buy an annual subscription this month, we’ll mail you a Halifax Examiner T-shirt. We’ve got lots of them: Also, any subscription gets you into our subscriber party, to be held Sunday, November 25, 4–7pm at Bearly’s Tavern. The band Museum […]
News 1. ExxonMobil continues plans to shutter the offshore Yesterday, ExxonMobil asked the Utilities and Review Board (UARB) for permission to shut down and abandon its Point Tupper Fractionation Plant. This follows a March application to the National Energy Board to close and abandon the Goldboro Gas Plant. ExxonMobil says the Sable Offshore Energy Project (SOEP) is “in […]