News 1. Nova Scotia budget The Nova Scotia government has announced a budget for spending a projected $11.6 billion in revenue, with plans for a $55 million surplus in the 2020-21 fiscal year. The CBC’s Michael Gorman outlines the government’s announced highlights, including spending increases (the Nova Scotia Health Authority budget increases by $77.7 million) […]
News 1. Stadium David Fleming is an economist who has worked with the Greater Halifax Partnership and the North End Business Association, and is now working on PEI. He reviewed the case for public financing of a stadium, and found it wanting. Click here to read “There’s not a good financial case for a publicly […]
News 1. Here’s the stadium lie: it will pay for itself There’s a big long Canadian Press article written by reporter Dan Ralph that quotes Anthony Leblanc at length about all things Atlantic Schooners, but mostly about his plans to play in Moncton while he strong-arms Halifax into building him a stadium. Then Ralph gets […]
News 1. Discrimination A firefighter who says her 18-year career was plagued by sexual harassment is demanding that Halifax Regional Municipality step up to resolve discrimination cases like hers that drag on for years,” reports the CBC: Kathy Symington has collected 1,400 pages documenting her sexual harassment case against Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. She said […]
November Subscription Drive Yesterday’s article by Chris Lambie on the filling in of Halifax Harbour (linked to below) is an example of what the Halifax Examiner does best, I think. I’ve long been aware that fill has been deposited at the Fairview Cove shipping terminal, but wasn’t really conscious of the extent of the operation until […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Captive whales may be coming to Nova Scotia “An organization planning to build a $15-million sanctuary for captive whales is scouting locations in Nova Scotia,” reports Chris Lambie: The Whale Sanctuary Project has checked out a dozen sites between Lunenberg and Guysborough that could […]
An organization planning to build a $15-million sanctuary for captive whales is scouting locations in Nova Scotia. The Whale Sanctuary Project has checked out a dozen sites between Lunenberg and Guysborough that could become a home for between five and eight orcas, belugas and other cold-water cetaceans that spent their lives in the concrete tanks...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Teachers to hold strike vote “The Nova Scotia Teachers Union will hold a strike vote on Oct. 25, the union said Tuesday,” reports Jon Tattrie for the CBC. 2. Fenwick Tower “Work has been stopped at the Fenwick Tower construction site after debris fell […]