A letter signed by dozens of groups on behalf of more than 1,300 disabled adults waiting for housing called on the McNeil government Thursday to back up its earlier promise to find homes in the community for people who are needlessly institutionalized. Premier Stephen McNeil told journalists the “work is ongoing; we continue to work...
News 1. Cornwallis panelists to be discussed in secret Halifax council will today appoint the “special advisory committee” to determine what to do with the Cornwallis statue. The panel will comprise: • Co-chairs from indigenous and non-indigenous community with leadership and chairing experience • An even number of members with experience and expertise in the […]
News 1. Beatrice Hunter “Police have taken an Inuk woman into custody in Happy Valley-Goose Bay after she refused to promise a Supreme Court of N.L. judge she would stay away from the Muskrat Falls construction site in Central Labrador,” reports Justin Brake for the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent: Beatrice Hunter, a mother, grandmother and land […]
News 1. Voter turnout It’s been declining for decades, but at 53.55 per cent, voter turnout was a record low for Tuesday’s provincial election. Part of that was by design. Stephen McNeil knows that low voter turnout generally benefits the party in power, and he certainly did everything in his power to schedule the election […]
The newsroom strike at the Chronicle Herald, now in its tenth month, is hitting arts organizations in the pocketbook. “We’ve seen our [audience] numbers drop by half,” said Pamela Halstead, a director at the Valley Summer Theatre in Wolfville. “We’ve lost tens of thousands of dollars.” Halstead was speaking this morning at a press conference called by […]