The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. News 1. Draconian cuts at SaltWire This item is written by Tim Bousquet. Yesterday, Mark Lever, president of SaltWire, announced that in response to the economic fallout from COVID-19, the company is making huge, draconian cuts: Please know these decisions deeply impact our SaltWire family. This is not […]
A lawyer for the Province of Nova Scotia says the Sipekne’katik First Nation has no one but itself to blame when it argues there was “inadequate consultation” with the government over the Alton Gas decision. The First Nation opposes the development of natural gas storage caverns at Alton, a $130 million project that was approved...
News 1. Climate change action This week people around the world are stepping up activism around the climate emergency during the UN climate action summit in New York. A list of local events can be found here. 2. What to do about Justin? Writes Stephen Kimber: Last week’s Blackface/Brownface controversy raises the complicated question of […]
News 1. “Conquered people” files to be released The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ordered the provincial government to release the “conquered people” files. The case centres on an infamous brief written by Justice Department lawyer Alex Cameron in the Alton Gas case. Stephen Kimber recapped the story for the Examiner about six weeks […]
A group of 40-50 people opposed to a plan by Alton Natural Gas Storage Inc. to dump brine into the Shubenacadie River packed a courtroom in Halifax yesterday afternoon. They were there to support protesters Dale Poulette, a Mi’kmaw man who considers himself a traditional water protector, and Rachael Greenland-Smith, an environmental researcher. Both are […]