The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Long ago and far away — which is to say on March 22, 2020, while much of the known world shuttered in place against the new and frightening worldwide COVID-19 pandemic — Galen Weston, the executive chair of Loblaw Companies Ltd., better known to you […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. As a grocery store employee, Aaron (we’re not using his real name so he doesn’t face disciplinary action from his employer) is an essential worker, but like many retail employees, he’s not being treated that way. COVID-19 has exposed the importance of frontline workers in […]
Santina Rao was at the Walmart at the Halifax Shopping Centre on Wednesday when she was accused of stealing by store staff, assaulted by the police, and arrested. Rao was shopping with her two young children, age 3 and 15 months. She paid for $90 worth of items in the electronics department. The cashier told […]
On Friday, I was mindlessly meandering the aisles of my local Superstore, foraging for food and filling time, when I chanced on a conversation at the pharmacy. A man was paying for a prescription. “Just six dollars,” the woman behind the counter said cheerfully. “Gotta love health benefits.” “Actually,” replied the man, “I’m losing mine.”...
This week we speak with Rhiannon Makohoniuk, the Dalhousie Student Union’s Vice-President Internal, about the university’s decision not to fully fund the nascent Sexual Assault Hotline. The university claims that, based on a report they won’t release to the public, the partial funding they offered was adequate. But who needs safe students when you can send billionaires […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Lewis Rendell. I’m one of a handful of guest writers filling in for Tim as he’s on vacation. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Dalhousie’s sexual assault helpline scaled back after funding dispute As Heidi Pearson reports for Global, Dalhousie University’s volunteer-driven helpline for […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Russell Gragg. I’m the producer of Examineradio, the Halifax Examiner’s weekly podcast. I also handle the syndication for Canadaland, Canada’s only media criticism program. I’m the Station Director at CKDU Radio, and co-host of The Commute, the station’s Friday afternoon drive-time show. I don’t really sleep anymore. News Views Noticed […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Lewis Rendell. I’m filling in for Tim this morning while he takes a much needed vacation. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Hit-and-run seriously injures cyclist in St. Margaret’s Bay On Monday morning a bike commuter was hit by a truck that left the scene. As […]