News 1. Nova Scotia budget The Nova Scotia government has announced a budget for spending a projected $11.6 billion in revenue, with plans for a $55 million surplus in the 2020-21 fiscal year. The CBC’s Michael Gorman outlines the government’s announced highlights, including spending increases (the Nova Scotia Health Authority budget increases by $77.7 million) […]
The province’s auditor general released a critical report yesterday that looked at the $2 billion project to expand the Halifax Infirmary and build a new Community Outpatient Centre at Bayers Lake to replace the decrepit Victoria General and Centennial buildings. Michael Pickup’s strongest criticism and first recommendation declared: “The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal...
News 1. No charges for alleged sexual assaults Yesterday, the RCMP issued this statement: Halifax Regional Police has concluded its investigation into allegations of sexual assaults involving a former Health Services Officer in “H” Division without charge. This outcome is undoubtedly disappointing and frustrating for survivors and our role, as an organization, as leaders and […]
News 1. Halifax cop accused of using police database to investigate his girlfriend’s ex-husband I reported yesterday: A Halifax police officer used a police computer database to improperly investigate his girlfriend’s ex-husband, alleges a lawsuit filed in Supreme Court Wednesday. The details of the allegations are at the link, but the oddest part of the story […]