Tag: Chronicle Herald strike

    (This column originally appeared in the Halifax Examiner April 17, 2017) So Mark Lever — a twice failed, never succeeded businessman who has already managed to turn the Halifax Herald into the palest imitation of a newspaper by eviscerating its newsroom and alienating its readers while the Internet chows down on what’s left of […]

I hesitate to respond to Parker Donham’s curmudgeonly contrarian Facebook rant (see below), but since he’s included me in his attack on “Halifax lefties,” I can’t help myself. Parker suggests “interventions” from the likes of me, former NDP cabinet minister Graham Steele and Halifax Examiner editor Tim Bousquet “may have encouraged” the union to prolong a […]

On October 24, 2016, CBC Halifax journalist Phlis McGregor happened to hear an interview on As It Happens about a York University research study that analyzed two years of Ottawa police data. Between 2013 and 2015, the report said, police there pulled over nearly 82,000 drivers for mostly routine checks. The data showed Middle Eastern […]

As a bitter strike at Atlantic Canada’s largest and most storied daily newspaper heads into its second year, both sides frequently invoke the memory of the Halifax Chronicle Herald’s late publisher to justify their competing arguments. But the more important question now is, will Graham Dennis’s 170-year-old newspaper even be around for anyone to remember […]

When the Halifax Chronicle Herald’s reporters and editors went on strike last January, I, like many readers, cancelled my subscription as a least-we-could-do gesture to support those journalists who produce the news that made the Herald an actual newspaper, and not just another advertising flyer. Although I’d grown up with and subscribed for more than […]

After nearly a decade of self-imposed exile, Heather Dennis returned to her family’s newspaper business in the mid-1980s with plans to turn the Mail-Star into a newspaper people would want to read. Her supporters said she was “a breath of fresh air.” Her detractors wished she’d go away and leave them alone. From Cities Magazine, March 1988 “The […]