News 1. Lower Sackville byelection “Three women have declared as candidates for this fall’s special election in Lower Sackville,” reports Zane Woodford for Star Metro: The election to replace former District 15 councillor Steve Craig, who was elected in June to the Nova Scotia Legislature, is set for Oct. 5. Council set the date at […]
News 1. Glen Assoun deserves immediate compensation From the court documents released Friday related to the Assoun case, I’ve come to understand three broad themes: Shoddy police investigation First, the police investigation into Brenda Way’s murder was shoddy, in that potential suspects were not properly investigated. These suspects include Avery Greenough, a violent man with […]
News 1. Dylan Corkum tells the true story of his Herald interview To be honest, I felt a little bad yesterday when I called out Dylan Corkum for his vox pox interview with Herald writer Heather Laura Clarke Sara Ericsson*. I mean, Ericsson is fair game (as am I and every other reporter), but Corkum […]
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 […]
Last week, when Premier Stephen McNeil “mutually” agreed to fire Denise Perret — the deputy minister of health he’d hired just two-and-a-half years ago — he explained it was because “we’re now re-setting and moving in a new direction.” He did not explain what he was re-setting from or to, or in what new yellow-brick-road...
News 1. Extinction Rebellion High school students across Nova Scotia are demanding action on climate change, and will be walking out of classes today for mass demonstrations. In Halifax, students will march on MP Andy Filmore’s office, City Hall, and Province House. They are meeting at the gazebo in the Public Gardens at 12:30pm. Details […]
News 1. Northern Pulp This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has received 3,200 submissions from people with an interest in whether the federal regulator should carry out a review of Northern Pulp’s plan to pipe treated effluent 4.1 kilometers out into prime lobster fishing area in the Northumberland Strait. […]
News 1. Biofuel Last year, in her article “Life After Pulp,” Linda Pannozzo showed how as the old pulp industry is collapsing, the government is chasing two other forest dreams — biomass and biofuel. On the latter, she wrote: In 2012, when the Dexter government announced the defunct paper mill would become a business hub […]
1. Stadium Halifax council takes up the stadium issue at its meeting today, which starts at 1pm. As the representatives of the Maritime Football League Partnership will be present, I hope council moves the stadium discussion to the top of the agenda, or at least early on. But I can’t be certain of that, and […]
Nova Scotia Cabinet ministers met for 90 minutes today, the first meeting in two weeks. Premier Stephen McNeil said he has not yet read the Lahey Independent Review on Forestry received by his government on Tuesday morning. He refused to take a position on any specific recommendation. However, he did say “my sense is whatever...