News 1. Pulp Culture We’ve published Linda Pannozzo’s detailed review of how through the decades the province has oriented forest policies — and purposefully subverted science — to favour the pulp industry over the lumber industry. As a result, overcutting has resulted in smaller trees that provide less lumber, and now the sawmills are […]
News 1. Yarmouth ferry “Bay Ferries has announced that the Alakai ferry — dubbed ‘The Cat’ — will begin sailing between Yarmouth and Bar Harbor, Maine starting June 21,” reports Jennifer Henderson: On its website, the company says that date is “subject to change” because of the renovations required to the ferry terminal in Maine. […]
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 […]
News 1. Weather There’s weather today. 2. Divest Dal Today was a huge win for @DivestDal and a moment to show @DalPres what Dal students are all about. Dalhousie BOG committed to signing onto the UN's Principles of Responsible Investing, which includes recognizing the risk that fossil fuels pose to our endowement fund. #DalDoBetter pic.twitter.com/0ioIo3vfBJ […]
News 1. Canadian Press layoffs On Friday, the Canadian Press notified its staff that at the end of March it will be laying off six reporters nationwide, four of whom are in its Atlantic bureau in Halifax. The four Halifax reporters are Brett Bundale, Aly Thomson, Keith Doucette, and Alex Cooke. All are excellent reporters. […]
The good news for need-to-always-be-even-more-shocked-and-yet-more-appalled columnists is that the Yarmouth ferry is the gift that keeps on giving. The bad news for taxpayers is that it is also the ferry that keeps on taking. I’ve been writing about the always-sinking-but-never-finally-sunk ferry service between Yarmouth and assorted ports in Maine since at least 2007. “Ferry Bad...
News 1. Jackson trial This item refers to sexual assault. Yesterday was the fourth day of the sexual assault trial of Blake Jackson. Jackson, a student support worker at Citadel High School, is accused of sexually assaulting a then-student on December 15, 2015. At the time, the student was 18 years old; a publication ban protects […]
News 1. Zinc “ScoZinc Mining Ltd. said Monday December 24 that it is poised to be one of Canada’s next base metal producers after releasing a project update and improved economic study for its wholly-owned ScoZinc zinc-lead mine in Nova Scotia,” reports Resource World Magazine: The forecast came after the company said it has completed additional […]
I could say I told them so — and I did, way back when “them” was still Rodney Macdonald and his Tories, and from then on forward through Darrell Dexter and Stephen McNeil to whatever same-old-same-old will come next — but I’d have to stand in a too-long line behind all the other told-them-so nattering...
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 […]