November subscription drive Only one more day of these annoying reminders! And only one more day to take advantage of the free T-shirt offer with each annual subscription. Click here to subscribe. 1. Oil spill “Nearly two weeks after the largest-ever oil spill in Newfoundland history, the parties involved remain tight-lipped about the incident and […]
News 1. Fool’s Gold, Part 2 The Halifax Examiner and Cape Breton Spectator have co-published the second instalment of Joan Baxter’s investigation into mining in Nova Scotia. Click here to read Part 2 of “Fool’s Gold: Nova Scotia’s Myopic Pursuit of Metals & Minerals,” which looks at gold mining operations on the Eastern Shore. This article […]
News 1. Fool’s Gold Yesterday, the Halifax Examiner and Cape Breton Spectator published the first instalment of “Fool’s Gold: Nova Scotia’s Myopic Pursuit of Metals & Minerals,” a four-part series by author Joan Baxter on the province’s ill-conceived search for wealth through mining. Part 1 of the series, “Welcome to the Gold Rush,” focuses on […]
Why am I not surprised? Last Monday, Halifax police dropped all charges against the 19-year-old they’d arrested less than a month before for “unauthorized use of a computer with fraudulent intent.” The fact is this case has been a cock-up from the beginning. Even before the beginning. Perhaps especially before the beginning. Let’s review. On...
This week we interview Darious Mirshahi, an organizer with the Service Employees International Union, about his organization’s efforts to unionize Halifax janitors, baristas, and other front line workers. Also, we discuss the Halifax Examiner’s successful court action to unseal the search warrant that led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man in the FOIPOP security […]
I’m a panelist at the Media and the Law Conference this morning, and as usual I’m having to spend the last hours before the conference to prep. So this is a short Morning File. News 1. We’ve published the search warrant documents On Tuesday, the Halifax Examiner and Cape Breton Spectator obtained court documents related to […]
Highlights of this article: • Provincial government employees who were made aware of the security failure with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) website told Halifax police that the site had been “hacked” and that nearly 10,000 files “were taken” — which clearly overstated the nature of the case. • The 19-year-old […]
1. Privacy “breach” I got the letter. I hadn’t checked my PO box for a few days, but yesterday I finally got the registered letter telling me my personal information was “breached” via the province’s Freedom of Information webpage screw-up. It was pouring down rain, like cats and dogs and goats and other small animals, […]