A retired geologist who worked for the province of Nova Scotia as well as the mining giant INCO says he has safety concerns about the proposed Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. Robert Grantham’s letter to the Utility and Review Board (UARB) states not enough information has been made public about the rock formation near Alton...
News 1. Health Authority craps on healthy transportation “The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has taken a surprise position on the expansion and improvement of the South Park street bike lane: they’re against it,” reports Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler: At least they are against the disruption to available on-street parking that it might cause. […]
News 1. Spaceport I’ve been fascinated by the proposal to launch rockets from Canso. A spaceport is of the ilk of flashy megaprojects that through the decades have been sold to Nova Scotians as the route out of their economic malaise and into riches, but which oh so often have just dragged the province further […]
Calvin Clarke has won his constructive dismissal suit against the Chronicle Herald. Justice Suzanne Hood has ruled that the Herald must pay Clarke $77,761.87, which is the equivalent of 16 months’ pay ($103,616) minus money Clarke owed the the Herald and income Clarke earned at other jobs after he quit the Herald. Additionally, Hood ordered […]
News 1. Constructive dismissal The trial of Calvin Clarke’s suit against the Halifax Herald Ltd. continued in Supreme Court yesterday, with testimony from Nancy Cook, who holds the ridiculous title of “chief people officer” at Saltwire, the Herald’s parent company, followed by Alex Liot, the VP of Sales. Clarke is claiming “constructive dismissal,” which basically means […]
Annual subscription Drive I’ve always been a soft sell on the subscription front. Shilling for subscriptions annoys me more than it annoys you, probably. But this is how we pay for the Examiner. I’m committed to paying contributors and employees decently, and that requires a steady income from subscribers. My hope is that this year’s drive […]