The slogan said, â€śShips Start Here,â€ť but it didnâ€™t address the â€śwhen.â€ť The first vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy program at the Halifax Shipyard will be delivered to the Canadian Navy about six to nine months later than expected â€” sometime next summer. In response to a question from the Halifax Examiner,...
News 1.Â DIY Government-Funded Training The Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI) is a provincial programÂ thatÂ gives Nova Scotian â€ś[b]usinesses, social enterprises and revenue-generating non-for-profit organizationsâ€ť money to train workers. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request that an unknown business filed, but which is now public, Mary Campbell discovers that the largest recipient (see clarification […]
News 1. Food banks Yesterday,Â Nick Jennery, executive director of Feed Nova Scotia, talked with the legislature’s Community Services committee.Â Robert Devet picks it up from there: Meanwhile, the provincial government gives all of $12,000 to Feed Nova Scotia, a fraction of Feed Nova Scotiaâ€™s community-funded operating budget of roughly $3.5 million, Jennery told reporters after this […]
News 1. Ships Sputter Here “Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding says it is in talks with the federal government over a looming gap in construction of two new fleets of ships for the navy, which the company warns could result in ‘significant layoffs if left unaddressed,” reportsÂ Lee Berthiaume for the Canadian Press: The shipyard wants the government […]
November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription to the Halifax Examiner. News 1. Just how low, and how bad, can the Chronicle Herald get? In a bid to restart negotiations between the Chronicle Herald management and its striking newsroom employees, the union sent the company a request for a meeting. But the company […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. The Irving “deal”: Graham Steele responds On Friday, I linked to an article Paul Withers wrote for the CBC, which reported that: Nova Scotia’s Liberal government revealed Thursday it refused to honour a $200-million loan guarantee offered to Irving Shipbuilding in aÂ secret 2012 […]