News 1. Max’s Folly: Examineradio, episode #85 Bill Turpin is a lifelong journalist with stops at the Montreal Gazette and the Halifax Daily News. He’s just released his debut novel, Max’s Folly, a love letter to the craft of journalism. (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes) 2. I TOLD YOU SO “Nearly all Halloween candy […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Council candidates slam the Chronicle Herald Eighteen council candidates issued the following statement yesterday: We, the following candidates for HRM Council, have collectively taken a stand against supporting the Chronicle Herald’s efforts to engage our campaigns for information. We support the unionized workers […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Halifax needs a living wage ordinance Last week, Halifax council wrestled with a contract for parking enforcement. The term for the former contractor, ISSA, had expired, but that company agreed to continue providing enforcement on a month-by-month basis until a new contract was […]
John Wesley Chisholm is a successful television producer and Juno Award-winning musician. Now he’s throwing his hat into the ring as the Progressive Conservative candidate for Halifax Chebucto in the next provincial election. Find out what Front Line Fever means and why he thinks it wouldn’t take many Tims to make a dozen. Also, city council […]
I’m back in Halifax. Many thanks to the guest writers of Morning File over the past two weeks: Lewis Rendell, Katie Toth, Erica Butler, Selena Ross, and Russell Gragg. Russell and bookkeeper extraordinaire Iris also kept the shop running in my absence — no small feat — and for that I’m eternally grateful. I enjoyed […]
Arguably, the proposed Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes wilderness park is the single most important issue faced by the current city council. For one, it’s a huge piece of land; the proposed park comes in at 4,152.9 acres — about 25 per cent larger than the Halifax peninsula. It is majestic territory, complete with a...
This week with speak with Tim Heneghan and Paul Conrod, two researchers with the Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia. They’ve just completed a report highlighting how awesome Halifax is when it comes to transparency and openness with regard to the sharing of information with the public. Also, the provincial government has scrapped proposed changes […]