CN has recently resolved to cut passenger rail travel from the Maritimes to the rest of Canada. This cost-saving approach is polarizing, and Boardwalk’s show today at noon is dedicated to investigating the value of rail, whether it is outdated, and how the Maritimes could possible prevent this from happening. Listen to President Robert Campbell discuss below, as he is one of several guests for the show today:
As March Break is on for non-university students across Sackville, Be the News investigated possible fun activities and events that students can enjoy. Want to see a movie at the Vogue? Want to learn about events put on by the town? Here are two interviews about March Break. The first is with Jeff of the Vogue, and the second is with Deanna, who works for the town of Sackville. Enjoy!
I spoke with Marie Leblanc Flanagan – God over at Weird Canada – about the upcoming e distro launch. She said the cross-Canada launch on the 15th went swimmingly, and she could not be more excited for the Cousins / Construction and Destruction show in Sackville on the 23rd. This Wyrd Distro will change independent music forever, and Boardwalk is dedicating the whole show this Friday the 21st to the Wyrd Distro launch in Sackville. Prepare for more interviews coming, and listen to Marie Leblanc Flanagan below:
Sackville’s Rosie Butler and Alex Wilson are throwing our first every gallery crawl! This amazing event is sure to tantalize the artist inside of all of us, as different locations around Sackville will be showcasing artists’ works for one night only (March 7). Furthermore, locations and attached pieces will be much more than just white walls. Listen to this interview below to find out more from the organizers:
Circus of the Revolution will take place Saturday February 15 at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. This amazing event allows community members to engage in a dynamic and absurd circus, showcasing paradigm shift and human migration. Find out more by listening to this interview with the organizer of the Circus series, Quincy Russell:
Weird Canada is launching an e-distribution center for independent music! This is a historic event for independent music in Canada, and it will make music distribution easier for independent musicians and consumption easier for music fans. Hear Kevin Brasier discuss Sackville’s launch in this interview below:
Correspondent Quincy Russell hit the streets to learn about Mount Allison’s Student Strike Headquarters. He conducted several interviews to put together this piece detailing its role, uses, and challenges in the current MtA labour climate:
I spoke with both administration (Dr. Grant) and faculty (Dr. Michaelis and Dr. Fox) the day before negotiations resumed. A number of topics were covered, including whether the strike is about money, how students can engage with the bargaining process, and whether the administration’s proposed tenure review process can maintain academic excellence. Each interview was conducted separately, but both sides were asked similar questions.
It is clear from the interviews that there are still a number of major issues to work out on each side. For example, Dr. Grant expressed confusion as to why MAFA did not agree to the proposed tenure review process. While there are still major issues to resolve, both MAFA and administration expressed optimism about ongoing negotiations.
As the Mount Allison Strike has continued, students have attempted to engage in the bargaining process. Despite a lack of entry points, the Student Strike Headquarters has developed as a potential source of facts and information for students about the strike.
However, the SSHQ has been challenged by administration as partisan and not representative of all students. Ron Byrne had a meeting with members of SSHQ in which he accused them of partisanship. Skip to the 2:30 minute mark to hear about this confrontation. As a result of challenges, the SSHQ have attempted to collate student opinions through a survey. Ultimately, facts will vindicate student engagement. However, university refused to extend the SSHQ’s booking of its room, and the SSHQ continues to struggle to have its engagement efforts accepted by the university. Listen to the interview below: