Progressive Conservative caucus: 1. Bay Ferries: 0. In a court decision released today, Justice Peter Rosinski has rejected all of Bay Ferries’ arguments that a lawsuit filed by the Progressive Conservative ferry related to provincial financing of the Yarmouth ferry should be thrown out of court. I explained the background of this issue earlier this […]
News 1. Joan Baxter and Jennifer Henderson on Northern Pulp This evening at 7pm, Joan Baxter will be interviewed by Jennifer Henderson on stage at the St. Margaret’s Centre in Tantallon. From the Facebook event page: Incisive, no nonsense, take no prisoners. Joan Baxter’s brilliant exposé “The Mill – Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest” […]
News 1. Street checks I’ve asked El Jones to write an article about Scot Wortley’s street checks report that was released by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission yesterday. Jones has been quite busy and hasn’t been able to sit down and write; she tells me she’ll write an article this afternoon; in the meanwhile, […]
Bay Ferries has announced that the Alakai ferry — dubbed “The Cat” — will begin sailing between Yarmouth and Bar Harbor, Maine starting June 21. On its website, the company says that date is “subject to change” because of the renovations required to the ferry terminal in Maine. A public hearing will take place in […]
About 200 people gathered last evening in Pugwash, filling the Northumberland Community Curling Club for a debate framed around the resolution “fracking will be beneficial to Cumberland County.” The audience was, not surprisingly, clearly divided between those in favour and those against. For many, including several members of the Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action […]
More than 200 Progressive Conservatives turned out at Dartmouth’s Alderney Theatre last night to hear from the five people competing to become the next leader of their party and possibly the first Tory Premier since Rodney MacDonald lost to Darrell Dexter of the NDP in 2009. The choice will be made October 27. In the...
A scan of the provincial government’s Budget Estimates suggests the claim of a balanced budget and $29 million surplus is dependent on two future events. The first is $20 million collected from the tax on cannabis sales which has been delayed until late summer — has been dutifully noted. The second — a “one- time...
In November, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists began reporting on a trove of leaked documents it called the Paradise Papers: The Paradise Papers documents include nearly 7 million loan agreements, financial statements, emails, trust deeds and other paperwork from nearly 50 years at Appleby, a leading offshore law firm with offices in Bermuda and beyond. The...
Give us all your money! Or, you know, ten bucks a month. I’m no good at this “beg for subscriptions” thing, but I think I’m supposed to tell you that this is about the cost of a latte a week. Or about 33 cents a day — 32 cents on the long months; we’re really […]
Tim again. I’m still on vacation in an undisclosed location, and so this is another abbreviated Morning File. We have guest writers scheduled for Thursday and Friday, then back to normal programming. News 1. Maritime Link “If Nova Scotia Power wants to recover a larger portion of the $1.6 billion cost of the construction of […]