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 […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. With the exception of a consistent number of patients presenting with eating disorders, the region’s largest children’s hospital isn’t seeing any alarming pandemic-related mental health trends despite a 15% increase in “distress visits” so far this year. […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Five unions representing licensed practical nurses (LPNs) held a press conference this morning to call for pay equity for nurses across the province. The call comes a month after an adjudicator awarded LPNs working at the former Capital District Health Authority a 12% pay increase, […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The province has released its Back to School plan. (Click here to read it.) There are three scenarios mapped out in the plan: Full Reopening, a “blended” model, and At Home Learning. Full Reopening The intention is that all schools will fully open on September […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. As parents and teachers wait for the provincial government to release its plan for reopening public schools in the fall, children’s health experts say the benefits of returning to school outweigh the risks. “We need to find a way, much like we have throughout opening […]
News 1. The casino crapshoot Rob Csernyik has an incredible investigative piece on the casinos in Nova Scotia and how locals, not high-rolling tourists, became the big spenders. Csernyik looks back before the first casino opened by ITT Sheraton in the summer of 1995. A poll from 1993 showed that 57.7 respondents were against the […]
News 1. Dead Wrong on Uncover Tim Bousquet’s podcast Dead Wrong, on CBC’s Uncover, is now live and you can listen to the first couple of episodes here. Everyone at the Examiner knows how hard he’s worked on this podcast for the past several months, but, of course, his work on the Dead Wrong series […]
Start with this: a July 11, 2017, CBC news story entitled “Lack of Psychologists Delays Youth Sentencing More than 6 Months.” The story quoted Brandon Rolle, the managing lawyer at the youth office for Nova Scotia Legal Aid who pointed out that the IWK Health Centre was taking six to 13 months to complete court-ordered...