Mi’kmaw fishermen were frustrated. On Sept. 17, 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada had reaffirmed rights established in peace and freedom treaties with the British more than 200 years before. Those treaties had guaranteed them the right to fish and hunt and pursue what the court called, without explaining, a “moderate livelihood.” Two months later,...
News 1. The Nova Scotia mass murderer may have done a dry run Tim Bousquet reports on revelations from court documents that the man behind the April 18-19 murders, who the Examiner calls GW, may have visited several key locations before the killings. In partially redacted court documents, GW’s common-law spouse says the pair “drove […]
News 1. Northwood review announcement coming today The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage free. What will health minister Randy Delorey announce today? Who knows? Whatever it is, Stephen Kimber is not expecting anything too earth-shattering. In his weekly Halifax Examiner column, Kimber writes: [Delorey] may unveil some part of some pre-selected, non-binding recommendations […]
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News 1. Naturalists go to court “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Christa Brothers will decide whether the Minister of Lands and Forestry has failed to live up to the obligations set out in the Endangered Species Act to protect wildlife in the province,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “We seek the Court’s assistance as a last resort,” […]
1. Dirty Dealing, part 2 Right now, as we publish, Frances Martin, the Deputy Minister of the Department of the Environment, is appearing before the legislature’s Public Accounts committee, where she is being asked about the Environmental Assessment for Northern Pulp Mill’s plan to discharge mill effluent into the Northumberland Strait. The Northumberland Strait is […]