The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, bringing the total to 68. All the new cases are either travel-related or related to earlier travel-related cases. One person remains in hospital, and the rest are self-isolating at home. Two people who […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The latest: Numbers Thirteen more people have tested positive for COVID-19; all are related to travel, and some are in family groups who travelled together, including one child under 10 years old. The total of positive cases in Nova Scotia is now 41, with one […]
News 1. State of Emergency From yesterday’s COVID-19 update: • Premier Stephen McNeil has declared a State of Emergency, invoking the Emergency Management Act; • McNeil limits all public gatherings to five people; • effective today at 6am, anyone who travels into Nova Scotia from outside the province must self-isolate; screeners will be placed at […]
The last time I covered the Nova Scotia legislature on a regular basis, Gerald Regan was the premier. It was a simpler time: before even now-museum vintage fax machines and VCRs but also before personal computers, the Internet, online newspapers, 24-hour cable news, streaming services, social media and… well, life as we now know it....
Give Stephen McNeil’s Liberals an A+ for Audacity. On Tuesday last week (March 3), the government introduced legislation to give it, present and previous cabinet ministers, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and provincial casino operators blanket immunity from class-action lawsuits, as well as a free pass on liability for any punitive...
News 1. Kimber: Hugh MacKay and our I-know-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing premier Last week I wondered why Hugh MacKay, already convicted of drunk driving in 2019, was only now being charged for allegedly driving drunk back in 2018. All I can say about what we’ve learned since then is: holy shit. In his new column, Stephen […]
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...
News 1. Indigenous students at Hants East high school say they face tougher suspensions Aly Thompson at CBC reports on Indigenous students at Hants East Rural High School who say they are being discriminated against when it comes to punishments from staff. Thompson spoke with several students, including 16-year-old Xavier Sack from the Sipekneꞌkatik First […]
News 1. Northern Pulp Joan Baxter reviews the new ministerial orders requiring environmental monitoring of the pumping of wastewater from Northern Pulp Mill into Boat Harbour as the mill winds down operations. Baxter finds that the orders are appropriately stringent, however: As the Halifax Examine reported here, in October 2018, the pipeline sprung a large […]
Wednesday afternoon at 3:59 PM an email landed in my inbox. It was from Nova Scotia Environment and it was short, even terse: Environment Minister Gordon Wilson has issued a ministerial order to govern how Northern Pulp must conduct its orderly shutdown of the mill, today, Jan. 29. The ministerial order and terms and conditions […]