News 1. Gold and silver awards for Examiner contributors at the Atlantic Journalism Awards Congratulations to the members of the Examiner team who won gold and silver at yesterday’s Atlantic Journalism Awards. Rather than being held in-person, of course, the event was online, with winners announced via YouTube videos. Yvette d’Entremont won gold in the […]
Cornwallis Park is now officially Peace and Friendship Park. Halifax regional council voted unanimously in favour of the staff recommendation to rename the park on Tuesday. The motion also starts a public consultation process to choose a new name for Cornwallis Street. Councillors tacked on an amendment too, looking to create a process for future […]
Step out of lockdown and into “PHASE 1” of reopening, Nova Scotia. May we never look back … News 1. COVID-19 update Reopening, “Phase 1” As of 8am today, lockdown restrictions in Nova Scotia are lightening (slightly). We’re now in “phase 1” of the province’s reopening plan. Among the changes in restrictions: You can now […]
A developer from Newfoundland wants to include an “Aboriginal” art gallery in its new downtown Halifax hotel as a public benefit in exchange for permission to construct a bigger building. But it’s unclear whether Steele Hotels even talked to any Indigenous people in Halifax about the plan — never mind the kind of broad and […]
Let’s start with this. Any jury might have acquitted Gerald Stanley, the 56-year-old white Saskatchewan farmer who shot and killed Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man, on Stanley’s farm in August 2016. There are two competing narratives about what happened, and even more about the meaning of what happened. The Crown charged Stanley with second-degree...
There are now 23,000 people in Nova Scotia who self-identify as Métis, according to the recent census. That’s an increase of about 124 per cent in 10 years. Darryl Leroux, an associate professor in the department of social justice and community studies at Saint Mary’s University, questions those claims. He’s researched this extensively (for examples, […]
“If the statue’s going to become a gathering place for white supremacists and fascists, then it ain’t staying.” – Waye Mason This past weekend saw another demonstration in Cornwallis Park to remove the statue of Halifax founder and all-around shitheel Edward Cornwallis. The statue remains, which is a disappointment, but the dialogue continues. Bear in […]
This week we speak with James Covey of the Halifax Wanderers Supporters Group about the viability of professional soccer in Halifax and city council’s approval of a “pop-up” stadium on the Wanderer’s Grounds. Premier McNeil dismisses The Coast’s scathing article on the treatment of former Liberal staffer Michelle Coffin, claiming he didn’t even bother to read […]
A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has quashed a decision made by Environment Minister Margaret Miller last April. The Minister rejected a First Nations appeal of her department’s decision to proceed with the controversial $320 million dollar Alton Natural Gas Storage project near Stewiacke. The Sipekne’katik First Nation is concerned about the potential impact on...