Sometime in early 2014, I began to hear rumours Tim Bousquet was planning to launch his own local online news site. I knew Tim as the city editor at The Coast. He was a fine journalist, an indefatigable reporter whose turn-over-every-rock investigations into city hall concert scandals and the personal will-finagling of Peter Kelly, the […]
News 1. COVID-19 updates “A woman in her 80s who had an underlying medical condition has died after contracting the COVID-19 virus. She was a resident of the HRM but not a resident of Northwood or any other long-term care home,” reports Jennifer Henderson: The news came at today’s daily briefing by Dr. Robert Strang, […]
News 1. Don’t start stressing out over who will be part of your “bubble family” yet Jennifer Henderson covered yesterday’s COVID-19 briefing for the Halifax Examiner, and reports that we shouldn’t expect the province to adopt the bubble family concept anytime soon. (The idea behind bubble families is that you choose one or two other […]
News 1. Mass killer’s former neighbour recounts horrifying history of violence and terror Joan Baxter speaks with a former Portapique neighbour of the killer who committed the worst mass murder in Canadian history. Even after his death, and despite the fact she now lives in western Canada, she would only agree to be identified by […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. When I first saw Tim Bousquet’s 9:33 pm Facebook post on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — deep in the bottomless trough of that still surreal week when everything changed about everything for all of us in a COVID-19 minute — I was stunned. “Tomorrow is […]
News 1. Erica Butler As the Examiner’s transportation columnist, Erica Butler gets into the nitty gritty of, yep, transportation: she attends the planning meetings, pesters the bureaucrats for more information, and interviews the experts and advocates. The resulting columns are incredibly detailed and thorough. For some readers, this holds little interest. But for others, Butler’s […]
My Examiner column last week seemed to set off a modest Twitter tempest, mostly because its subject, Coun. Shawn Cleary, chose to respond to what I wrote and didn’t write (even when he didn’t seem to realize I’d written it); and then to respond in scattershot kind to various readers and constituents, who had taken umbrage at...
“It’s always a bad idea to get the government involved in journalism.” Tim Bousquet June 27, 2017 I hesitate to disagree with Tim Bousquet, the editor of The Halifax Examiner, my colleague and boss. But in this instance I do. Not completely, but significantly. Tim was writing last week about a proposal by a group...
This week we speak with regular Examineradio guest Paul McLeod. Formerly a local journalist with Allnovascotia and the Daily News, Paul later went on to become the Chronicle Herald’s Ottawa bureau correspondent. He now covers American politics in Washington, DC for Buzzfeed. The 2016 presidential election was his introduction to the world of US-styled elections. He […]
This week we speak with Michener Award-winning journalist Stephen Maher about his new novel, Salvage. Set on the South Shore, the book is a gritty thriller packed full of Nova Scotia-isms. Maher’s book will be released this weekend with a Saturday party in Chester and a launch in Halifax on Sunday afternoon at the Economy Shoe Shop. Also, totally racist […]