A blackface effigy on a property outside Parrsboro has been removed after concerns were raised by African Nova Scotians and Cumberland-Colchester MP Lenore Zann. The figure referenced traditional minstrel show symbols including the white glove and painted features exaggerating the lips and staring eyes. These elements of blackface costuming were intended to exaggerate African features […]
News 1. The latest on COVID-19 and Northwood Yesterday saw the largest number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia since the pandemic began. Of the 46 new cases, 36 are at the Northwood long-term care facility in Halifax. Northwood residents and staff now represent 151 of the province’s 721 confirmed cases. Jennifer […]
News 1. Shawn Cleary I’m taking a mapping class at the Journalism school this week. It’s pretty cool! I’ve always wanted to get into mapping beyond simply using Google Maps, and in recent years new software programs have become available that allow people without extensive tech backgrounds to manipulate GIS databases and make maps. About […]
“We don’t build buildings because of public opinion. We build them for good planning… And so I think this is a good thing for us… In terms of the design, I think we’ve mitigated most of the concerns…” —Councillor Shawn Cleary June 19, 2018 Shawn Cleary’s suitcase of sophistry requires a little unpacking. Councillor Cleary […]
News 1. Melford Mary Campbell discusses the business case for the proposed Melford Terminal on the Strait of Canso. Campbell was contacted by Richie Mann, the former MLA who now runs “government relations” for Melford International Terminal Inc, and the two had an interesting discussion about the differences between the proposed Sydney terminal and the proposed Melford […]
Barkoink Limited 6210 Quinpool Road, Halifax President: Joachim Stroink Stroink, the MLA for Halifax Chebucto, is also the owner of The Trail Shop on Quinpool Road. This week, Stroink has amalgamated a numbered company with Barkoink, which had presumably been two different ownership wings of The Trail Shop. And yesterday, Stroink announced he is selling The...
November subscription drive Good morning! I’m doing something I’ve never done before: having a subscription drive. Besides my own work, over the past two years, I’ve been able to publish Hilary Beaumont, Linda Pannozzo, El Jones, Erica Butler, Evelyn White, Jennifer Henderson, and others. I also had the great fortune to publish Michael Gorman before the CBC […]