News 1. Street checks “No one in authority seems willing to apologize for the decades of ‘disproportionate and negative’ impact street checks have had on Nova Scotia’s black community,” writes Stephen Kimber. “Worse, no one seems to be committed to finally ending them once and for all.” Click here to read “Street checks: Who’s sorry […]
A few months ago I reviewed a film that has been circulating the province about the growing use of forest biomass as a form of so-called renewable energy. The film — Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? — reported on how the biomass industry sells itself as green by making two bogus claims: it uses […]
1. SNC-Lavalin “There is an unanswered, barely whispered question at the heart-attack centre of the SNC-Lavalin scandal now dumping buckets of freezing rain on Justin Trudeau’s sunny ways/sunny days parade,” writes Stephen Kimber: And that question is this: what would Andrew Scheer or Jagmeet Singh have done differently? Click here to read “What would Andrew […]
A retired geologist who worked for the province of Nova Scotia as well as the mining giant INCO says he has safety concerns about the proposed Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. Robert Grantham’s letter to the Utility and Review Board (UARB) states not enough information has been made public about the rock formation near Alton...
News 1. BP spill On Friday, BP reported a small spill of synthetic lubricating mud at its West Aquarius drill site on the Scotia Shelf drill site. The government regulator has ordered drilling suspended until an investigation is complete. News of the spill is posted to the incident page of the Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board […]
News 1. Court of Appeal lambastes custody ruling In November 2017, I reported that: In August , Lawrence O’Neil, the Associate Chief Justice of the Family Court, awarded custody of a five-year-old boy to the child’s father, who has a history of domestic violence, even though the father had previously signed away his right to […]
News 1. Pamela Yates Stephen Kimber looks at the case of Pamela Yates, a forensic psychologist who in 2014 was hired by the IWK to run its Youth Forensic Services, Mental Health and Addictions program. This came as the IWK was taking six to 13 months to complete court-ordered psychological assessments for young people guilty of criminal offences, as opposed […]
News 1. Stop the Cogswell misfire! Today, writes Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler: …city councillors will convene to decide on what will take the place of the Cogswell Interchange. They will have spent the weekend with a staff report featuring this drawing of a 60 per cent complete design of the new street network, including […]
Before the Utility and Review Board (UARB) approves Nova Scotia Power’s (NSP) plan to install “smart” meters across the province, both the Consumer Advocate and the Small Business Advocate feel the utility needs to smarten up its proposal. They say NSP hasn’t presented enough solid evidence to prove that installing digital meters to measure electricity...
When Chris Huskilson retires as president and CEO of Emera at the end of this month, there is nothing to prevent his successor Scott Balfour from assuming Huskilson’s executive position and continuing in his current role as the Chair of the Board at Emera-owned Nova Scotia Power. A decision Friday from the Province’s Utility and...