This is a story about the toxic legacy from historic gold mines in Nova Scotia, which its citizens will be paying many millions of dollars to try to clean up, and how the contamination at just one of these sites — Montague Mines in HRM — is still affecting us today. This, the second in...
News 1. Yarmouth Ferry is a bust “Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan admitted under questioning from reporters following a Cabinet meeting Thursday that the province has no idea if or when the Yarmouth ferry will operate this summer,” reports Jennifer Henderson: “Certainly we are worried about this season and our tourism operators,” said Minister […]
News 1. Studenting While Black “On June 2, Black graduate student Shelby McPhee was accused by two white women of stealing a laptop while he was attending the Black Canadian Studies Association session at the 88th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of British Columbia,” writes El Jones: The white […]
News 1. Electric vehicles “This May, the federal government will start issuing a rebate up to $5,000 to people buying a new electric car. The program will cost Transport Canada $300 million, or roughly enough to provide 60,000 people with full $5,000 rebates on new EV (electric vehicle) purchases,” reports Erica Butler. Butler goes on […]
November subscription drive Today, I could write a long thing telling you about how important your subscription is, or you could read what I wrote yesterday and today I’ll just post a picture of a cute dog: Your dog can also wear a Halifax Examiner T-shirt, but only if your dog buys an annual subscription. […]
A Black man who is a retired firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the Halifax fire department, alleging that he has been discriminated against because of his race. George Cromwell’s detailed Statement of Claim references incidents that date back to soon after amalgamation of the predecessor governments into the Halifax Regional Munipality in 1996, and […]
News 1. Another SHIP Show at the Civic Centre “Okay, here’s what we’re going to do,” writes Mary Campbell: you’re going to give me your cell phones and I’m going to lock you in this room and let you read this article. You can take notes, but I’m going to take them away from you when […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Halifax needs a living wage ordinance Last week, Halifax council wrestled with a contract for parking enforcement. The term for the former contractor, ISSA, had expired, but that company agreed to continue providing enforcement on a month-by-month basis until a new contract was […]
At tomorrow’s meeting, Halifax council will take up a staff recommendation to purchase the Purcells Cove Backlands: On April 26 2016, The Shaw Group and Nature Conservancy of Canada (Shaw/NCC) presented a proposal to Regional Council for HRM to acquire lands (subject lands) located in Purcell’s Cove for an Urban Wilderness Park. Staff has been completing the...
Today’s Morning File is written by Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood transportation columnist here at the Examiner. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Northern Pulp still waiting on approval for glyphosate spraying The planned start date for Northern Pulp’s spraying of over 3000 acres of woodland has passed, and the Nova […]