The Halifax Examiner has learned the province will replace the Amanda 7 computer system used to access and process requests for government information. A tender will go out within the next five months, almost a half-year since the online portal used by journalists and the public to file Freedom of Information requests shut down. Online...
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 […]
Here’s how we obtained the documents. First, a quick primer on search warrants. To get a search warrant, police have to go to a judge or Justice of the Peace and submit a document called an “Information To Obtain a Search Warrant,” or ITO. The ITO lays out the police investigation, what police know, and […]
Urban studies prof Heywood Sanders, an expert on convention centres, weighs in on ours. Sanders came to Halifax in November 2010 to warn city councillors against approving the deal for the convention centre: In response to a question of clarification by Councillor Rankin, Dr. Sanders explained that if the base assumption of number of events […]