News 1. Covid-19 I found yesterday’s New York Times’ The Daily podcast quite helpful in understanding the coronavirus, the threats of it, and the likely outcomes. The Guardian’s explainer is useful as well. The short of it: unless some surprise treatment emerges, this will probably become a global pandemic along the lines of the Spanish Flu […]
1. Tories play whack-a-mole in Northside-Westmount Just when you think you’ve gotten rid of one Tory candidate another pops up from the next hole over, reports Stephen Kimber: So there are now three Tories — one official, two unofficial — running in next week’s provincial byelection in Cape Breton’s Northside-Westmount riding. Could this entire mess […]
My Examiner column last week seemed to set off a modest Twitter tempest, mostly because its subject, Coun. Shawn Cleary, chose to respond to what I wrote and didn’t write (even when he didn’t seem to realize I’d written it); and then to respond in scattershot kind to various readers and constituents, who had taken umbrage at...
News 1. The Halifax Examiner is four years (and one day) old I missed it yesterday, but Monday was the fourth anniversary of the Halifax Examiner. I announced the Examiner with a promotional video that in retrospect was way too much about me: Wow, I sure look young there. But I don’t want this operation […]
News 1. Side guards On Monday, November 17, 2008, 27-year-old Jaclyn Hennessey left the Tim Horton’s on Barrington Street (now a Starbucks) and was walking quickly southward, across Sackville Street, trying to beat the changing light. Just then, a dump truck driver was turning right from Barrington Street onto Sackville Street, apparently also trying to […]