Stories by Isabel Buckmaster

Labour Minister Jill Balser explains why the province endorses the minimum wage increase.

Minimum wage employees can expect $15 an hour in 2024

The province has also endorsed an increase to $13.35 in April, $13.60 in October

Feb 10, 2022

A Dalhousie University building on University Avenue in Halifax sports solar panels on its side.

Province moves to kill Nova Scotia Power’s solar rate proposal

Nova Scotia Power then announces it will withdraw its application to charge the fee

Feb 2, 2022

A solar-powered parking station on Barrington street.

Local and national groups slam Nova Scotia Power's solar fee proposal

NSP says change is necessary, but late Tuesday said it would delay the plan for a year

Feb 1, 2022

Temporary housing was built in 1918 for those made homeless after the Explosion.

'A new and thoroughly modern city' emerged in Halifax following devastating 1917 Explosion

After the Halifax Explosion, the city moved fast to shelter thousands made homeless by disaster

Jan 31, 2022

A house on Robie Street in Halifax is equipped with solar panels on Friday. Future solar installations will cost homeowners a lot more if a proposal from Nova Scotia Power goes forward.

Grey skies may be on the horizon for future solar projects in Nova Scotia

Solar proponents slam NSP proposal to charge homeowners with solar panels

Jan 28, 2022

Nova Scotia Power in Halifax, January 27, 2022. The company runs the coal-fueled power station in Trenton.

Trenton coal plant unit will stay open for another year

Nova Scotia Power says it needs reliable replacement electricity before the polluting unit can close

Jan 27, 2022

Deputy Mayor Pam Lovelace brought up financial literacy during Halifax Regional Council's executive standing committee meeting on Monday.

Women need to know about money too, says Lovelace

Financial literacy has yet to be considered in the women’s advisory committee’s work plan

Jan 24, 2022

Coun. Waye Mason speaks during an executive council meeting on Monday.

Land acknowledgement added to Halifax Regional Council agendas

New policy recognizes Mi'kmaw traditional territory, aims for reconciliation

Jan 24, 2022