News 1. Mercury, Canso Chemicals, Northern Pulp Mill Facilities associated with Northern Pulp Mill’s proposed effluent pipe are immediately adjacent to a mercury-contaminated toxic waste site left over from the Canso Chemicals operation. Joan Baxter explains: The Canso Chemicals plant opened in 1970, and for the next 22 years used large amounts of mercury to […]
Question: With signs of accelerating effects from climate change, should $200-300 million of public money be invested in a new building to last less than a century on the Halifax waterfront? When it comes to a new home for both the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design...
News 1. Prisoners and the Chronicle Herald As I noted earlier this month, Examiner contributor El Jones has often discussed the usurious fees charged to the families of people in prison for phone calls from their loved ones: Last week, Jones noted on Facebook that prisoners in provincial jails are now facing increased phone fees: Calls […]
News 1. Weather There are various kinds of weather today. 2. Examineradio, episode #103 This week we speak with Simon Greenland-Smith and Cameron Lowe of Divest Dal, a student lobby group working to get Dalhousie University to stop investing in fossil fuels. Also, Bassam al-Rawi was lost but now he’s found, Stephen McNeil takes a hit […]
News 1. Queen’s Wharf Not only are Waterfront Development and the Armour Group despoiling the waterfront, they’re changing the perfectly good historic name of Queen’s Wharf into some BS marketing-schemed “Queen’s Marque.” Anyway, construction of the monstrosity began this week, and immediately the bulldozers started revealing and demolishing ancient wharf structures buried in the fill. Waterfront Development assures me […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Upper Canadian concrete and glass right down to the water line In “Fisherman’s Wharf,” his lament for a disappearing Halifax, Stan Rogers sang: I looked from the Citadel down to the Narrows and asked what it’s coming to I saw Upper Canadian concrete and glass […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. That crappy old office building on Argyle Street “The Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre is still for sale and the city has decided not to purchase it for now,” reports Sherri Borden Colley for the CBC. As I reported in April 2015: The WTCC […]