News 1. Naturalists go to court “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Christa Brothers will decide whether the Minister of Lands and Forestry has failed to live up to the obligations set out in the Endangered Species Act to protect wildlife in the province,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “We seek the Court’s assistance as a last resort,” […]
“We will form a thoughtful, accountable, humble government that gives Nova Scotians hope,” Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston told a crowd of more than 400 attending the party’s Annual General Meeting at the Westin hotel last night. Accountable would be good, especially since the current Stephen McNeil government which promised to deliver the most open...
I’m Philip Moscovitch, filling in for Tim Bousquet this morning. Tim is editing from a diner at an undisclosed location. News 1. Spaceport concerns Last month, Maritime Launch Services — the people who say they want to run a spaceport out of Canso —submitted a 159-page environmental assessment for the project. Federal and provincial government staffers […]
More than 200 Progressive Conservatives turned out at Dartmouth’s Alderney Theatre last night to hear from the five people competing to become the next leader of their party and possibly the first Tory Premier since Rodney MacDonald lost to Darrell Dexter of the NDP in 2009. The choice will be made October 27. In the...
Desmond Cole is in Halifax this weekend, keynoting at the Media and the Law conference. At around midnight on Saturday after a long day, I sat down with Desmond and recorded his take on some of our local news stories. Here are the first two stories we spoke about. Some cuts have been made for […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Engage, or else Halifax council’s Community Planning & Economic Development Committee meets this morning. I have in the past given this committee a bit of grief, but I take it all back; to its great credit, the committee demanded some accounting from the provincial […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Forest tragedy Linda Pannozzo continues her look at the Department of Natural Resources and the development of forest policy in Nova Scotia. Pannozzo documents how over the last eight years the public demand for a sustainable forest policy has been hijacked for short-term […]
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 […]
Game over: An air of secrecy surrounded Halifax’s bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, even after the bid’s very public collapse in March. For the first time, we reveal a complete picture of what was happening behind the scenes. by Tim Bousquet Seven months after Halifax’s Commonwealth Games bid collapsed, there still hasn’t been […]