Phillip Izzard has been trying to get someone to listen for 37 years. I interview Phillip in his home in Uniacke Square. The day I meet him, I have just come from an event at the Black Cultural Centre exploring the impact of the city’s apology for Africville. “Africville is still happening,” residents at the […]
News 1. Dalhousie Senate takes up Masuma Khan issue After news media reported that Dalhousie student Masuma Khan is facing disciplinary action, many members of the Dalhousie Senate demanded that the issue be discussed at yesterday’s meeting of the Senate. To back up, as explained by the Globe & Mail last Thursday: A student at Dalhousie University is […]
News 1. “Public” wifi Today, Halifax council will consider a proposal for “Public” wifi in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth (the purple-ish areas shown on the map above). Let me first put out there that I am not the intended target of the proposal. I have a super-duper business account, and pay about $150 a month for […]
An “opioid prescribing culture” fuelled by doctors who doled out “crazy amounts” of ineffective narcotics, and the pharmaceutical companies that sell the drugs, bear a share of the blame for Nova Scotia’s drug epidemic, according to physicians quoted in a new study. The Saint Mary’s University research project – funded by the Nova Scotia Health...