The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Please help us continue this coverage by subscribing. The clock is ticking on the potential for a second wave of COVID-19 at long-term care homes in Nova Scotia. The question is, despite what we know now, are we any better prepared to cope than we […]
News 1. Dead Wrong on Uncover Tim Bousquet’s podcast Dead Wrong, on CBC’s Uncover, is now live and you can listen to the first couple of episodes here. Everyone at the Examiner knows how hard he’s worked on this podcast for the past several months, but, of course, his work on the Dead Wrong series […]
News 1. Walmart incident “When a young black woman accused the Halifax police of racially profiling and abusing her in connection with an alleged shoplifting incident at Walmart last week, officials did what officials do,” writes Stephen Kimber. “They obfuscated, they passed the buck, they pretended to take it seriously.” Click here to read “Can […]
I’m Suzanne Rent and I’m filling in for Tim this morning. You can follow me on Twitter @Suzanne_Rent News 1. Here’s a tip: Be nice to your servers and bartenders Oh, how I can relate to this story. Vanessa Myers, a psychology graduate student at Saint Mary’s University, is researching how customer interactions affect the […]
News 1. Bike projects Erica Butler has Part 2 of her update on bike projects. In Part 2, she discusses the Brunswick Street/Spring Garden Road, Forest Hills Parkway, Macdonald Bridge, Bedford Highway, Vernon Street, and Oak/Allen bike projects. Click here to read “Update on ongoing bike projects, Part 2.” This article is for subscribers. Click here […]
Let’s begin with what we don’t know. We don’t know when the province’s court of appeals, which held a hearing earlier this month, will rule on a Nova Scotia Health Authority appeal of a judgment against it in the case of cardiologist Dr. Gabrielle Horne. We do know about that infamous case. On October 17,...
The HRM community of Harrietsfield has been dealing with toxic drinking water for close to a decade-and-a-half, and three successive provincial governments have failed to address the issue. Some residents are fighting back with the help of East Coast Environmental Law and its Executive Director, Lisa Mitchell. We speak with her for today’s episode. Plus, our own […]
An NDP government would invest $60 million over four years to establish approximately 500 new nursing home beds and increase the food budget for seniors in long term care facilities. NDP leader Gary Burrill made that announcement in the parking lot outside the St. Vincent’s Guest House in Halifax, noting the number of people over...
Elections offer opportunities. If you have a question, or concern, or if there is some specific issue bugging the hell out of you, the upcoming election gives you the chance to raise it, face-to-doorstep, so to speak, or email-to-email, with the candidate of your choice, and have a reasonable expectation the candidate will respond —...
The province’s purchase of 15 acres in the Bayers Lake Business Park to build a new Community Outpatient Centre was supposed to be a good news announcement for the McNeil government today. Certainly for those interested in seeing a replacement for services housed in the leaky and decrepit Victoria General Hospital — where you can’t drink the […]