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Paul Schneidereit

During his 32 years at The Chronicle Herald, award-winning journalist Paul Schneidereit has been a reporter, editor, assignment editor, editorial writer and opinion columnist, but his current gig is with Local Xpress. He writes about anything that interests him. 

PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Calm weather on weekends crucial to keeping Big Lift on schedule

PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Calm weather on weekends crucial to keeping Big Lift on schedule

Will the Big Lift be completed on time this fall? The answer — to wheel out a well-worn refrain — is blowing in the wind. “If we get snowstorms in the middle of the week, and high winds in the middle of the week, but the weekends look good, we should be good,” says Jon Eppell, Halifax Harbour Bridges’ chief bridge engineer.
PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Is this the global swan song for seabirds and songbirds?

PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Is this the global swan song for seabirds and songbirds?

The world is witnessing a great extinction of winged creatures — one in eight bird species on Earth is now in danger of disappearing forever. 'Birds represent an indicator of the well-being of the planet,' says David Currie, president of the Nova Scotia Bird Society, 'as they are literally the canaries in the mines. It’s more than not hearing birds sing and missing what once was.'
THE BIG LIFT: Amazing engineering, but when’s it going to be done, already?

THE BIG LIFT: Amazing engineering, but when’s it going to be done, already?

When the Halifax Harbour Bridges folks hosted an update session on the project for media types last week, I posed a few what-seemed-to-me pertinent questions. When will those bumps be gone? When will overnight and weekend closures end? When will people who walk or cycle have access again?
SCHNEIDEREIT: There'll be much more daylight at end of tunnel for Sawmill River if city takes charge

SCHNEIDEREIT: There'll be much more daylight at end of tunnel for Sawmill River if city takes charge

Little by little, hopes are growing a naturalized Sawmill River will reappear in downtown Dartmouth. The big reason? Halifax city planners now say a plan to develop land beside Dartmouth Cove could lead to rerouting Alderney Drive.
SCHNEIDEREIT: Getting the complete lowdown on the Big Lift

SCHNEIDEREIT: Getting the complete lowdown on the Big Lift

Slow down. Bump. Speed up. Slow down. Bump. Speed up. Slow down. Bump. Bouncing over a series of temporary speed bumps has become a daily routine for me and thousands of other commuters crossing the Macdonald bridge during Halifax Harbour Bridges’ $207-million “Big Lift” project.
SCHNEIDEREIT: How much of Dartmouth's Sawmill River will rise from the dust?

SCHNEIDEREIT: How much of Dartmouth's Sawmill River will rise from the dust?

Wiser folks in a growing number of cities around the world have realized that returning long-buried watercourses to daylight can have important engineering, ecological, economic and social benefits. So why not the Sawmill?
SCHNEIDEREIT: Liberals can't duck splash zone in Bluenose blame game

SCHNEIDEREIT: Liberals can't duck splash zone in Bluenose blame game

The news Thursday, that an independent report on the steering system of the troubled Bluenose II has advised the Liberal provincial government the steel rudder (and hydraulics needed to turn it) have to go, should surprise no one.
PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Understanding and raising awareness of eating disorders

PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Understanding and raising awareness of eating disorders

Marriam Abou-El-Haj doesn’t remember exactly how her decade-long battle with anorexia began.