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 […]
On Sunday, the Halifax Examiner published a statement written by prisoners at the Burnside jail. The prisoners say they are embarking on a non-violent protest in solidarity with their counterparts in U.S. prisons; however, the Burnside prisoners have their own set of demands. To get the perspective of the guards at the jail, El Jones […]
For Pearl Kelly, the new year brings with it an old battle. The Pictou County woman’s fight, for what she considers a just resolution to her years-long human-rights case against the provincial crown corporation that employed her, is continuing in 2018 in Nova Scotia’s top court. A court document filed on her behalf in Halifax...
News 1. Cannabis in liquor stores The McNeil government yesterday released its cannabis policy: These decisions follow the federal government’s decision to legalize recreational cannabis by July 2018. The key policy decisions on cannabis are: — a legal age of 19 for use, purchase and possession — distribution and sales will be online and in […]
This week with speak with Ryan Delehanty, the Atlantic Assignment Editor for Accessible Media Inc., about the province’s – and the city’s – slow march toward genuine accessibility for all its citizens. Also, the McNeil government and the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union agree to head back to the bargaining table just as the public sector […]
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. Also, Nova Scotia teachers are pissed and 200% of them have voted to strike, apparently. (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes)
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Teachers The government has reached a tentative contract agreement with the teachers union. No details have been published, and a new contract is contingent on a vote of approval by union members. The McNeil government would very much like to go into an election with […]