This Saturday, I took a guest speaker to Africville. Black people across the world have heard of the destruction of the community, and they always want to make a pilgrimage to bear witness on the land. After visiting the sundial with the names of families who lived in Africville, we drove to the museum, where […]
In Halifax schools, children learn that the city has the second largest natural harbour in the world. It’s one of those motherhood statements that people repeat as a mantra when visitors come calling or businesses look at setting up shop here. So why are we filling it in? Since 2011, the Halifax Port Authority has...
I’ve asked two questions of candidates: 1. Will you support a living wage ordinance? (background here and here) 2. If elected, what single thing would you want to accomplish as councillor (or mayor)? The candidates’ unedited responses follow. I’ll update this page as I receive more responses Use these links to jump ahead to specific […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Upper Canadian concrete and glass right down to the water line In “Fisherman’s Wharf,” his lament for a disappearing Halifax, Stan Rogers sang: I looked from the Citadel down to the Narrows and asked what it’s coming to I saw Upper Canadian concrete and glass […]
This week, Examineradio played host to an open forum for the candidates vying to replace Jennifer Watts in District 8. On hand were Anthony Kowalski, Brenden Sommerhalder, Patrick Murphy, Lindell Smith, Chris Poole and Irvine Carvery. The seventh candidate, Martin Farrell, was not in attendance. The candidates fielded questions from Dalhousie professor Todd McCallum, our […]