Thursday March 1st 2018
Mainly cloudy, flurries & showers this morning. High 3.
Premier Stephen McNeil says his government’s bill to change the administration of public education will be introduced today. The premier says he spoke to NSTU president Liette Doucet on the phone to let her know the bill would be introduced today. Members of his staff also dropped off a copy of the bill to the union’s head office.
The redevelopment of the QEII hospital is expected to be one of the most expensive public sector builds in the province’s recent history. $40 million has been spent so far and about $138 million has been committed for future spending. A major component of the plan includes the demolition of the Centennial & Victoria buildings at the VG site which is scheduled to begin in 2022.
According to a recent survey a strong majority of Haligonians would be happy to ban plastic bags. 71% of you support banning plastic bags while 28% of you oppose the decision. There has been lots of discussion in cities across Canada about banning plastic bags, including in Halifax where regional council recently asked staff to bring back the report.
MTL 3 – NYI 1
COL 5 – CGY 2
NYR 6 – VAN 5