News 1. Disabled people can’t properly enjoy lots of money, says adjudicator “Beth MacLean is an intellectually disabled middle-aged woman who spent 35 years in institutions, including more than four years in a locked-down psychiatric unit of the Nova Scotia Hospital known as Emerald Hall,” writes Jennifer Henderson: She is currently living at Quest in […]
November subscription drive Phil Moscovitch and I worked on some of the same publications for years. We only met in person earlier this year, around the time I started regularly contributing to Morning File. Moscovitch is a full-time freelancer and he’s often traveling, meeting and learning about people and telling us all about them. I […]
News 1. Glen Assoun In 1999, Glen Assoun was convicted of the murder of his former girlfriend, Brenda Way. He spent 16-and-a- half years in prison and four-and-a-half years under strict conditions of parole. Throughout, he maintained his innocence. The murder of Way and conviction of Assoun is the subject of the first three parts […]
News 1. “Near miss” offshore This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. For the second time in three months, there’s been a potentially fatal incident involving a dropped object aboard the rig plugging 22 abandoned wells near Sable Island. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident, which happened Thursday January 24 aboard the Noble Regina […]
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 […]
I’m Philip Moscovitch filling in for Tim, who was sitting by a campfire last night. On Twitter I’m @PhilMoscovitch. News 1. Forestry Review Bill Lahey released his much-anticipated review of forestry practices in the province late yesterday morning. Jennifer Henderson reports for the Halifax Examiner: Bill Lahey’s prescription was sweeping: “We need a new paradigm […]
This is freelance writer Philip Moscovitch filling in for Tim. After living here for 20 years, I almost referred to myself as a Nova Scotian the other day. On Twitter I am @PhilMoscovitch. News 1. Shots in Dartmouth Halifax Regional Police arrested two men in north Dartmouth last night after they heard shots. From the […]
1. St. Margaret’s Bay development Last week, Philip Moscovitch reviewed the largest residential development ever proposed for St. Margaret’s Bay — and the divisions in the community it has caused. Moscovitch now follows that up with a report on a meeting held Wednesday night to take public input on the proposal. Click here to read “Talking […]
Michelle Dolbec has one of those storybook too-good-to-be true stories about why she moved to Nova Scotia. She was living in Ottawa, then got married and took a sailing trip with her husband. “We sailed into St. Margaret’s Bay on our honeymoon, and decided we wanted to stay here,” she told a group of people...
Bill Brooks stands on the deck of the new St. Margaret’s Bay Community Enterprise Centre and points past two parking lots, a vet clinic and a small strip mall across the road — to the spot where Joe Arab proposes building a 112-unit development. “It’s going to go over there,” he says. “Behind there. I...