News 1. Boat Harbour Though the deadline of January 30, 2020 was set five years ago, it’s looking as if the province of Nova Scotia will not be strictly enforcing the Boat Harbour Act until April 1 this year, to allow Paper Excellence to run a power boiler throughout remaining winter months. Joan Baxter and […]
The Herald’s shipping columnist Peter Ziobrowski writes movingly this morning of a workplace fatality at Irving Shipyard last week. Forty-year-old Trevor O’Neil died three days after he was struck on the head by the lid from a pressurized cylinder that came off the sandblasting equipment O’Neil was using. He fell several feet to the ground […]
News 1. Northern Pulp Mill’s missing environmental data “If Premier Stephen McNeil is wavering on the Northern Pulp / Paper Excellence file, entertaining notions on amending the Boat Harbour Act so that effluent from the Pictou County pulp mill can continue to flow into the lagoon after January 31, 2020, he would do well to […]
News 1. Media victory in Assoun case “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice James Chipman has indicated that he will grant a media request to gain access to sealed court documents in the Glen Assoun case,” Tim Bousquet wrote yesterday. Click here for all the details (Tim is updating the story this morning.) Tim’s worked a […]
November subscription drive Today, I could write a long thing telling you about how important your subscription is, or you could read what I wrote yesterday and today I’ll just post a picture of a cute dog: Your dog can also wear a Halifax Examiner T-shirt, but only if your dog buys an annual subscription. […]
News 1. Davie v Irving In recent days, Unifor Marine Workers Federation Local 1, which represents Irving Shipyard workers, has been conducting a “Ships Stay Here” campaign that included getting Halifax council to support its efforts. The union fears that some of the shipbuilding work contracted to Irving will be shifted to Davie Shipyard in […]
News 1. Ships.Start.Costing a lot of money “The federal government’s multibillion-dollar effort to replace the navy’s warship fleet could cost taxpayers 2.4 times more than first expected, Ottawa’s budget watchdog warned Thursday in a new report,” reports Andy Blatchford for the Canadian Press: And the longer a process tripped up by delays drags out, the more […]
Apparently, the Halifax Shipyard isn’t feeling the love and needs to buy some. Watch your mail for a glossy, 16-page magazine brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding later this month. Every homeowner in the Halifax Regional Municipality is supposed to get one, paid for by Irving. Entitled “Irving Halifax Shipyard: Canada’s Future Naval Fleet,” the...