In a study published in 2017, Dalhousie University researchers reported that air levels of three volatile organic compounds (VOCs) near the Abercrombie pulp mill in Pictou County exceeded cancer risk thresholds and “are of primary health concern in terms of population risk.” Over an eight-year period (2006-2013), 1,3-butadiene, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride were found to […]
News 1. Update: Bassam Al-Rawi has been found and served Monday, the Examiner reported that over a week of trying, police had not been able to locate taxi driver Bassam Al-Rawi to serve documents notifying him his case would be brought before the Court of Appeal. There had been multiple, but unconfirmed reports that Al-Rawi had left […]
News 1. Court Watch: Barenaked Ladies, murders, and a toothless victory for credit customers The week, Examiner court watcher Christina Macdonald goes to Toronto for something called the Moots and catches a glimpse of the BNL’s Ed Robertson in the courthouse. Macdonald also discusses Christopher Garnier’s alleged breach of conditions, George Hubley’s conviction of accessory to murder after […]
News 1. Chronicle Herald talks resume “Unfair labour complaints have been withdrawn in the year-long strike at the Halifax Chronicle Herald, paving the way for the resumption of negotiations next week,” reports the Canadian Press: In a news release Tuesday, the union for 55 striking newsroom workers at the paper said it withdrew an unfair […]
Inshore fishermen from the Bay of Fundy made a last-ditch plea to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia yesterday to stall the placement of two massive, five-storey-high turbines on the bottom of the Minas Passage near Parrsboro until an appeal of the Environment Minister’s decision can be heard next February. There are very big bucks...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Convention centre opening delayed… again The Halifax Convention Centre will not open as scheduled on April 1. A new opening date has not yet been established, but Trade Centre Limited is rescheduling conventions booked through the end of June; seven national and international conventions […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Katie Toth. I like boats but not enough to spend $80,000 on one like Florida Senator Marco Rubio did that time. Who can blame him though this things’s a beaut. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes 1. Defence Lyle Howe suspended from the bar From CTV: A notice on the Nova […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood transportation columnist here at the Examiner. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Northern Pulp still waiting on approval for glyphosate spraying The planned start date for Northern Pulp’s spraying of over 3000 acres of woodland has passed, and the Nova […]