Paul McLeod, metro canada

Let's just all give the seal clubbing bus driver a break

To non-Metro Transit regulars, a bus driver stopping his bus to publicly club a fake seal seems a little odd.And it is, even by public transportation standards. But non-bus riders just can’t understand the crazy world these bus drivers live in. Every Metro Transit regular has their stories. Once I...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 1:30 PM

Let's just all give the seal clubbing bus driver a break

To non-Metro Transit regulars, a bus driver stopping his bus to publicly club a fake seal seems a little odd.And it is, even by public transportation standards. But non-bus riders just can’t understand the crazy world these bus drivers live in. Every Metro Transit regular has their stories. Once I...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 1:30 PM

Political junkies got their fix this week

If you like Nova Scotia politics – and statistically you don’t –then this was a big week for you. It marked the government’s kickoff tothe spring election campaign.Yes, you’ve heard that before with all the rumours of a springelection swirling about. But the first kickoff didn’t go so well,...

Friday, March 13, 2009, 1:30 PM

Nickel and diming transit users at COW

If you ever get the chance to sit through a committee of the whole meeting, for the love of God, don't do it.COW, as many refer to it as, is a different form of regional council. On Tuesday, it was deciding whether Metro Transit riders must pay more to get on buses.You would think that’s sort of...

Friday, March 6, 2009, 1:30 PM

Liberal leader making an energy deal with Williams?

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil visited Newfoundland this week because he says Rodney MacDonald is dropping the ball on an Atlantic energy corridor.McNeil was invited to speak with Premier Danny Williams about bringing energy from Churchill Falls to Nova Scotia.“This is not a time for the rest of us...

Friday, February 13, 2009, 7:10 AM

Discussion is a better form of protest

Just once I’d like for a racist or a sexist to come to town and not have to end up defending them.Jose Ruba came to SMU last week to give a speech comparing abortions to the Holocaust. I’d love to write about how asinine that is, but no, a group of protesters just had to go and shut down the event....

Friday, February 13, 2009, 6:30 AM

NDP pushes tax credit

It was like backwards day — an NDP leader getting warm applause from business leaders for a speech on tax breaks and fighting deficits.Darrell Dexter chose a Halifax Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday to announce a 10 per cent manufacturing tax credit if the NDP wins the next election.Dexter...

Friday, February 13, 2009, 6:11 AM