What if the results of the Nova Scotia election were declared unconstitutional?

This was a question some of us were mulling over on election night. The ambitious and dedicated folks at community radio station CIOE in Lower Sackville asked me to moderate their coverage on election night with a panel comprised of broadcasting legend Al Hollingsworth, former NDP MLA Michele Raymond and former Nova Scotia finance minister and …

Fall Back Up with Holly Carr and Allan Bateman

Today on Fall Back Up, I'm delighted to welcome Nova Scotia artists Allan Bateman and Holly Carr Holly Carr is nationally renowned for her colourful and whimsical silk painting and public installations.  She not only exhibits her work throughout Canada and designed for theatre, more recently Holly has branched out into performance art, painting in …

Fall Back Up – Halifax Police Chief Jean Michel Blais

I'm delighted this week to speak with Jean-Michel Blais, Chief of Halifax Regional Police. Chief Blais spent 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. During that time, he completed his first mission with the United Nations in Haiti as a civilian police officer and following his return, worked predominantly on organized motorcycle gangs and …

Why Small Business is Concerned About the 15 Dollar Minimum Wage

Atlantic Canadian small business owners should start bracing themselves for the 15 dollar minimum wage campaign. The governments in Alberta and Ontario have both bought into the idea, and now British Columbia’s new 'GreeNDP' coalition is putting it on the table. It’s being driven principally by Canada’s largest labour unions and a coalition of the …

Fall Back Up

In 1997 Brian Titus was in the navy working as a diver in Halifax…but he had a passion for making beer. At the time, the craft brew market hadn’t washed up on the east coast and he saw an opportunity. Over the last 20 years, Garrison, along with Halifax’s other well established brand Propeller, settled …