News 1. Electricity rates Battling headlines. From the Chronicle Herald: And from the CBC: 2. Cops charged with crimes A Halifax police release: At 3:33 a.m., police responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the 0-100 block of Prince Albert Road. Witnesses reported that a car travelling East on Prince Albert Road hit a […]
Archives for November 2014
Rec centres This issue is quite complicated, and I’ll probably have more to say about it after the meeting. The short of it is this: HRM adopted a policy for rec centres in 1997. Big rec centres that serve large areas would be paid for directly from the city’s general fund, but community rec centres,...
News 1. Bottomless pit The Halifax Security Forum is a black hole, so far sucking up $10 million in federal government support, with no sign of realistically ever getting off the government teat. “The government says the investment is well worth it and brings significant attention to Halifax. Delegates from five dozen countries are scheduled […]
News 1. Pedestrian accident Last night a female pedestrian was struck at the corner of Victoria and Thistle Streets in Dartmouth. This is the very same intersection where Judy MacIsaac-Davis was struck and killed in May. In the photo above, you can see the memorial to MacIsaac-Davis on the street light pole at the corner. MacIsaac-Davis was using a […]
News 1. #youknowhername Yesterday, a 20-year-old Eastern Passage man was sentenced for his part in a high-profile child pornography case that led to the death of a 17-year-old girl in 2013. There is a publication ban on the name of the girl and, because they were boys when the incidents occurred, on the man sentenced […]
News 1. She who shall not be named A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to child pornography will be sentenced today at Halifax youth court. Another man, 19, will be tried starting November 24. The case involves a highly publicized incident that happened when the men were boys at a local high school. It involves […]
News 1. Chrisma Denny Chrisma Denny, a woman from the Eskasoni reserve, hasn’t been seen since September 11. Her aunt, Elaine Denny, says Chrisma “and many other aboriginal women, face challenges like housing shortages, addiction and homelessness,” reports the CBC. Chrisma’s family has issued a release saying that “society failed Chrisma Joy Denny one turn after another.” 2. Car-Pedestrian collision Monday evening, a 68-year-old man […]
by Rachel Ward Hasan Yildiz, the owner of the rooming house at 2179 Gottingen Street, says he was “very, very shocked” when the city shut down his rental property and evicted its tenants on October 30. City inspectors and the fire marshall, says a city spokesperson, had determined the property had “serious electrical, structural and...
News 1. James Cuthbert Police have concluded that the missing 71-year-old man “went overboard while on the ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland overnight on October 26-27. Foul play is not suspected.” “For reasons we will likely never receive the answers to, Jim ended his own life while making the Ferry […]
News 1. James Cuthbert The missing 71-year-old’s car was discovered yesterday at the Park & Go in North Sydney, and police say he boarded the 11:45pm ferry to Port aux Basques on October 26, the day he went missing. Sometime after he was last seen in Halifax, Cuthbert had shaved off his beard but not his moustache, and […]