Premier Stephen McNeil’s cabinet met Thursday and took questions from reporters afterward. Here’s what they talked about: Masks mandatory as of today Health Minister Randy Delorey was asked how his department intends to enforce a new policy requiring most adults and children over age 2 to wear a non-medical mask when they are inside public […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Today, the Department of Health and Wellness announced one newly discovered case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said the new case is a resident of the Northwood retirement home, which now has 16 active cases […]
News 1. COVID-19 update: Strang defends Northwood as deaths mount Zane Woodford covered yesterday’s COVID-19 briefing by premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Robert Strang. The good news: new daily cases were in the single digits again, with just six reported. The bad news: three more deaths, bringing the provincial total to […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. “There is nothing that compares to this, says Ross Jefferson, the CEO of Discover Halifax, a non-profit agency that works with Tourism Nova Scotia to promote the city to visitors. “It is eclipsing the financial crisis of 2008 and 9/11 when we saw the world […]
Despite making significant progress in attracting more visitors and generating $2.6 billion in revenue last year, the province’s tourism industry is still a long way from the goal of $4 billion by 2024 envisioned by the Ivany Report five years ago. “We’re updating our strategy which we are calling The Second Half,” Judy Saunders told...
News 1. Lyle Howe “The CBC headline — ‘Halifax Lawyer Lyle Howe Found Guilty of Professional Misconduct, Incompetence’ — was simple,” writes Stephen Kimber: And it is accurate. So far as it goes. But the actual 140-page decision by a bar society disciplinary panel… IN THE MATTER OF: The Legal Profession Act, S.N.S. 2004, c. 28 […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Katie Toth. I’m a reporter and writer who’s hopped up on cold brew coffee and cranky letters, so let’s do this. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. ‘FRO’ to Blue Mountain developers, City staff says From CBC: HRM staff recommended council avoid developing the Blue […]
I took the ferry from Yarmouth to Portland Wednesday. The boat departs at 8:30am, but you’re required to be there by 7:30am, so realistically that means overnighting in Yarmouth. I had hoped to explore Yarmouth a bit Tuesday, but didn’t arrive until 7:30pm, so after checking in at the Lakelawn Hotel, I only had time […]