Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday he’s stepping down. After 17 years in public office and seven as premier, McNeil made the surprise announcement during a post-cabinet news conference: Seventeen years is a long time, and it’s long enough. Today I’m announcing I will be stepping down and leaving public office. I have informed […]
Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston held an outdoor news conference in front of the Melville Heights seniors’ home in Halifax today. Houston is promising to Nova Scotians that if they elect his party to form the next government, he will create 2,500 single rooms in nursing homes over the next three years. About […]
Tuesday’s announcement that there will be a full public inquiry into April’s mass shooting had nothing to do with politicians and everything to do with the victims’ families and Nova Scotians. That was the message Nick Beaton delivered to reporters during a celebration event in downtown Halifax on Wednesday morning. Initially planned as a protest […]
There will be a public inquiry into April’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia after all. Following significant public protest, statements from multiple Liberal MPs in opposition to an independent review, and a challenge from Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey, federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced his government is launching a public inquiry. “We […]
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 […]
News 1. The casino crapshoot Rob Csernyik has an incredible investigative piece on the casinos in Nova Scotia and how locals, not high-rolling tourists, became the big spenders. Csernyik looks back before the first casino opened by ITT Sheraton in the summer of 1995. A poll from 1993 showed that 57.7 respondents were against the […]
Stephen McNeil insists he knew nothing, his chief of staff did nothing wrong, and it’s all the fault of the author of an email or/and the leader of the opposition for failing to go to the police with information Chester-St. Margaret’s MLA Hugh MacKay might have been driving drunk almost a year before he was...
Sawmill operators whose secondary markets for wood chips have taken a hit as a result of the closure of the pulp mill in Pictou County will not be receiving any financial assistance from the Forestry Transition Fund established by the province. “Everything we do must be seen through the lens of international trade and we...
Northern Pulp issued a news release earlier this morning to announce 90 salaried employees will receive layoff notices today, in addition to some 180 unionized employees given notice earlier this month. The release says: “The majority of Northern Pulp’s 90 salaried employees will be laid off over the next few months with the earliest being […]
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 […]