In August 2016, shortly after Halifax Transit’s Moving Forward Together plan was revealed to all, I interviewed transit planning consultant Jarrett Walker about the route re-design process. Walker makes a living helping cities rethink their bus networks, and has visited Halifax in the past at the invite of local advocacy group It’s More Than Buses....
News 1. Recounts Denise Peterson-Rafuse, the NDP candidate in the Chester–St. Margaret’s riding, has filed for a recount, I reported yesterday: Peterson-Rafuse, the incumbent, lost to Liberal challenger Hugh MacKay by just 90 votes, 3,112 to 3,022 total votes. PC candidate Julie Chiasson received 2,229 votes, and Green candidate Harry Ward received 413 votes. Thirty-four ballots were […]
News 1. Kousoulis ad followup Yesterday, I commented on the Labi Kousoulis ad that appeared in The Coast last Thursday, and which is still sitting on newsstands. The ad contains the false statement that ““Your Liberal government has frozen clearcutting on Crown lands.” Later in the day, reporter Jennifer Henderson followed up: The Liberals have not frozen clearcutting. […]
News 1. The McNeil government’s deceitful, ham-fisted, and mean-spirited attack on teachers I almost felt sorry for cabinet minister Michel Samson yesterday. As with the rest of his government, events had overtaken him. He stood before a room full of reporters who were repeatedly calling him out on his contradictions and his uninformed spin. “You say […]
November Subscription Drive El Jones is the former poet laureate of the city of Halifax, a professor, a prisoner advocate, and author of Morning File each Saturday in the Examiner. She writes: I could say that the Examiner is valuable because it provides me with a platform to write commentary from a Black, political perspective. I […]
Today’s Morning File is guest-written by Katie Toth. Not a whole ton of news out there today, Halifax — just gotta be honest. But let’s do our best! November Subscription Drive Megan Leslie is the former Member of Parliament for Halifax. She writes: I am a voracious consumer of the Halifax Examiner. I read the Morning File every […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Purcells Cove Backlands Yesterday, I took a look at city staff’s recommendation that city council approve the purchase of a parcel in the Purcells Cove Backlands from the Shaw Group. The proposed sale price is secret because we wouldn’t want the public to know […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Gloria McCluskey could not be more wrong Last week Halifax council rejected a proposal to begin the planning process for developing the privately held land in the proposed Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes wilderness park boundaries, agreeing instead to direct staff to find […]