The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. More than 45,000 Nova Scotian health care workers will qualify for a top-up to their wages if they worked during all four months of the pandemic from March 13 to July 12. But it’s still unclear when they will receive the money and exactly which […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The CEO of Northwood says the Halifax long-term care facility is entering a recovery period. COVID-19 swept through the nursing home, infecting 345 residents and staff. Fifty-three people died. As of this past week, Northwood now has no active cases. Two dozen elderly residents who […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Parents and caregivers struggling with a lack of childcare options as the economy reopens tomorrow have started sharing their stories via an online form set up by the Nova Scotia NDP. While services like salons, barber shops, spas, gyms and dine-in restaurants shut down since […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. If there was any doubt there are not enough places for people who need long-term care, the pandemic should lay that notion to rest. According to numbers provided by the Department of Health and Wellness yesterday, the wait-list for nursing home beds grew by 200 […]
News 1. Northern Pulp Joan Baxter reviews the new ministerial orders requiring environmental monitoring of the pumping of wastewater from Northern Pulp Mill into Boat Harbour as the mill winds down operations. Baxter finds that the orders are appropriately stringent, however: As the Halifax Examine reported here, in October 2018, the pipeline sprung a large […]
Nova Scotians learned two new and startling facts following a meeting of cabinet ministers in Halifax yesterday. Asked if he plans to stay and fight another election, Premier Stephen McNeil said yes, he’s staying. An hour later, Northern Pulp Nova Scotia issued a statement saying it wants to stay in Nova Scotia. The company is...
Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister is ordering Northern Pulp to produce more information and complete a full environmental assessment before he will approve the mill’s proposed wastewater treatment plant and a pipeline bringing the effluent from the plant to the Northumberland Strait. The project will replace a 50-year-old polluting system that dumps into Boat Harbour that […]
Northern Pulp Environment Minister Gordon Wilson says he has read all 3,000 pages and “about eight binders worth” of submissions related to whether he should approve a new effluent treatment plant proposed by Northern Pulp. The new plant would replace the Boat Harbour facility which by law is scheduled to close January 31, 2020. The...
Previously in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. It’s not often that I root for the anti-hero in a book, but it seems that as I neared the end of Jeremy Lent’s latest book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning — perhaps the longest book I’ve ever read at […]
News 1. Whitman running for mayor Matt Whitman is running for mayor in next year’s municipal election. Zane Woodford with The Star Halifax was at City Hall where Whitman announced his mayoral bid. I am absolutely convinced that my love for this great city, coupled with my determination to do right by you, its citizens, […]