Feb 29th, 2008
Mar 3rd, 2017 by tay
Credit Check Denials For Free Tuition
New Brunswick's minister of post-secondary education, training and labour has asked staff to track the number of students turned down for a tuition access bursary because of bad credit.
Students over the age of 22 must submit to a credit check before... (by tay)
Feb 13th, 2017 by Machjo
Union wants local workers hired first - Shame on the Libs
12 years ago Blair Butler found himself washing cars and struggling to pay a mortgage and feed his family.
In attempt to change his family’s fortunes he returned to school and became a red seal electrician. Today, he’s back washing cars and trying to... (by tay)
Nova Scotians need $19/hour to keep heads above water
The challenges of living in rural Nova Scotia may differ in some ways from living in the Halifax area, but one thing is same across the province: low-wage workers need to make more money if they are to break the cycle of poverty.
The living wage for a... (by tay)
N.L. doctor suspended for asking patient if she likes
A Labrador West physician who asked a woman during a Pap test if she “liked big ones or small ones” has lost his medical licence for six months and must be chaperoned when seeing female patients for two years once he goes back to... (by tay)
Aug 29th, 2016 by MHz
Potential 25 billion barrels of oil in Orphan Basin NFLD
The provincial government released a resource assessment by Beicip-Franlab on Thursday that suggests there are potentially 25.5 billion barrels of oil in the West Orphan Basin, compared to the 12.5 billion barrels the Flemish Pass is believed to hold.
... (by tay)
Aug 10th, 2016 by Machjo
Nova Scotia councillor "I'm not your n--ger"
A town council in Nova Scotia has decided not to reprimand a veteran councillor, police board member and mayoral candidate who admitted to using a racial slur.
George Baker is a councillor in Amherst, a town of nearly 10,000 near the New Brunswick... (by tay)
Jun 11th, 2016 by tay
Axe throwing bar opens in Halifax
Business is off to a good start at the Timber Lounge in Halifax where axe throwing is the main attraction. The bar on Agricola Street opened for business last month.
Just hitting the target at the end of one of the four throwing lanes is a major... (by tay)
How to botch an oil boom, Lessons from Newfoundland
We’ve all heard about that special connection between Newfoundland and Alberta — stories of hard-working labourers from the island province flying out to Fort McMurray to make their fortunes in the oilsands.
During the good years, the money was great... (by tay)
NS Liberals Doing The Funny Math
No, this is not from the Onion and yes, Mr Furey does seem to be keeping a straight face......
Nova Scotia's Liberals plan to privatize Registry of Motor Vehicles that earn $120 million yearly for the province and cost a fraction of that $30-35 million... (by tay)
Dec 13th, 2015 by tay
Nova Scotia has struck down an anti-cyberbullying law
The Cyber-Safety Act was the first law passed in Canada aimed at protecting victims of online harassment. The Nova Scotia government introduced it two years ago under intense public pressure after Parsons, a 17-year-old girl, was bullied, attempted... (by tay)
Dec 5th, 2015 by Kreskin
Police find guns, 500 rounds of ammo, Kevlar vest in Halifax
A Halifax man allegedly threatened to harm a border services officer and throw him in a Dumpster if the officer didn’t return over $15,000 seized from the man’s wife, police allege in search warrant documents.
According to the documents filed at... (by tay)
Halifax most dangerous Canadian city to drive in
The study shows that Halifax has the highest collision frequency rate in the country, at 7.12 per cent.
The study looked at All State Canada data and tracked collision frequency among customers in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario and... (by tay)
Nov 13th, 2015 by tay
Companies to spend $1.2B on N.L. offshore exploration
That's the biggest-ever combined amount to come in a round of bids for exploration rights in the region.
The high bids come even as oil prices have cratered to near seven-year lows.
There were 11 parcels in total up for grabs, totaling 2.5 million... (by tay)
Nfld Liberals lead Poll by a massive 44 %
The poll, conducted by Forum Research on Friday evening, shows that 65 per cent of decided and leaning voters pick the Liberals, compared to 21 per cent for the PC Party and just 13 per cent for the New Democrats.
During the day Friday, reacting to an... (by tay)