News 1. How long will in-person schooling last? The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. Kids across the province went back to school in person yesterday. But for how long? Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) president Paul Wozney tells Yvette d’Entremont he is not optimistic. […]
News 1. Briefing today, as daily COVID cases hit nearly 500 The number of daily new COVID-19 infections in Nova Scotia has held steady at nearly 500 the last few days, Tim Bousquet reports. Because of the high number of infections, public health is backlogged, and can’t maintain accurate numbers of active and recovered cases. […]
News 1. Benefits outweigh risks when it comes to vaccinating kids against COVID-19, new study says Yvette d’Entremont speaks with Dr. Karina Top, co-author of a new report on risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for children. Top says there are a lot of good reasons to vaccinate children, especially with the holidays coming: Children […]
News 1. Annual provincial deficit on track to be lower than expected In a financial update held Wednesday, Finance Minister Allan MacMaster said the provincial deficit for this fiscal year will be lower than expected. Jennifer Henderson reports here: Instead of a deficit of $585 million dollars predicted in the spring budget introduced by the […]
News 1. Mass shooting “The class action lawsuit brought against the estate of the man who killed 22 people and injured seven others during a fiery rampage across northern Nova Scotia has been updated through an amended statement of claim,” reports Jennifer Henderson: The lawsuit includes three groups of plaintiffs: those whose loved ones were […]
The Innovation Hub of Nova Scotia (branded as the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub) is a non-profit corporation which includes a mix of the largest private companies in the province as well as participation by provincial and federal governments. You have probably never heard of it. Its mission is find and financially assist companies interested in...
News 1. Northern Pulp This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has received 3,200 submissions from people with an interest in whether the federal regulator should carry out a review of Northern Pulp’s plan to pipe treated effluent 4.1 kilometers out into prime lobster fishing area in the Northumberland Strait. […]
News 1. Stadium I was thinking that this morning I’d have a lot of details related to yesterday’s council’s discussion of the proposed stadium, but I’m afraid there’s not much new to report — there weren’t too many revelations yesterday. For background, read what I wrote Monday. There were, however, a lot of councillor questions […]
In this week’s dance-free episode, Hasmeet Singh Chandok explains what’s really happening with Maritime Bhangra. Plus, we discuss the demise of aioTV and how its disappearance raises questions about the philosophy and purpose of Innovacorp. Also, we look at the decision to delay the deportation hearing for Abdoul Abdi. (Direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via […]
I’ve decided to rename this weekly feature “Business Roundup” because I’m doing more than just listing new company and society registrations. This week, for example, I’m following up on a couple of previous registrations and am listing more ACOA awards. I have other ideas as well, but they’ll have to wait. New company & society registrations...