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1. Taking transit to parks Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler profiles two operations that bus people from the city to parks. The first is Parkbus, which was established in Ontario to bring Torontonians to Algonquin Park but has since expanded around the world, including taking tentative steps to a Halifax-to-Keji service. The second is Trips By […]
Back in the summer and early fall of 2014, I served on an inelegantly named “Faculty Working Group on the Future of the College” at King’s, the small liberal arts and journalism university where I’ve taught since before forever. Our working group was set up in response to a six-months-in-the-making report from a “Long Term...
News 1. Child sexual abuse A Halifax man who has been convicted of sexually abusing three boys was sued Tuesday by three other men who say they were also his victims. Another two alleged victims have already filed suit against the man, and an active police investigation is looking at the possibility he abused dozens […]
News 1. Corey Rogers Yesterday, the Public Prosecution Service issued this rather cryptic release: The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has asked the Manitoba Prosecution Service to provide legal advice to the Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) on its ongoing investigation into a 2016 death in Halifax Regional Police cells. On June 16, 2016, […]
November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription. News 1. McNeil’s pricey PR people suck at their jobs Yesterday on Facebook, Graham Steele posted an analysis of the McNeil government’s reaction to the collapse of negotiations with the teachers union. Steele’s entire post is worth reading, but I was most struck by this: The government’s communication strategy […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Public Accounts The province yesterday published the public accounts for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which ended March 31. I’ve been slowly going through the documents, and as I find interesting items I’ll report on them. For now, I’ve just scanned for the big salaries. […]