UPDATE (May 15, 2018): No passes have yet been issued to income assistance recipients, though they are still expected for “late spring”. Some Examiner readers wrote in to express concerns over the fact that the passes, which will feature a photo identification, would violate people’s privacy by revealing their status as income assistance recipients. […]
With election promises thicker than apple blossoms, one that sets the Liberals apart is the promise of an expanded universal, pre-primary program for four-year-olds. Eight Nova Scotia schools including Rockingstone Heights Elementary in Spryfield currently offer full day programs for four-year-olds taught by Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in classrooms dubbed Early Learning Centres, once known...
Halifax is poised to make its Low Income Transit Pass pilot program permanent, and start talking to the province about getting transit passes into the hands of income assistance recipients. If council approves the recommendation from their Transportation Standing Committee, the city will start accepting applications for the new permanent program in May, with a […]
Hello Examiner readers: Katie Toth here, curator and cultivator of the finest locally-sourced, organic, free-range news. Tim is sleeping, I’m writing Morning File, and Christmas is three days away! That means eggnog is in my coffee and I have wool socks on. News 1. Nova Scotia now responsible for refugee support Syrian refugees are coming up on the […]
Yesterday, CBC reporter Elizabeth Chiu beat me to a story I’ve been working on for months: City orders vermin-infested, ‘unsafe’ Halifax apartments shut down Kent Mullin is homeless but in a way, he’s relieved. His apartment — unsafe, a fire hazard and infested with cockroaches, mice and bedbugs — wasn’t much better than being on […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Glyphosate “Northern Pulp’s plan to spray more than 1,300 hectares of woodland in Colchester and Halifax counties has some detractors stumped,” reports Francis Campbell for Local Xpress: Northern Pulp has applied to the provincial Environment Department for a permit to apply VisionMax on 27 woodland […]