A Dartmouth developer got approval for three apartment buildings along Portland Street after the municipality’s first virtual public hearing Tuesday night. T.A. Scott Architecture + Design Limited, on behalf of property owner LMNO Properties Limited — owned by Dartmouth real estate agent and developer T. Chandler Haliburton — proposed two six-storey apartment buildings (buildings A...
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The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. In response to 53 residents dying during an outbreak of COVID-19 this spring, Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey has ordered a review of Northwood’s Halifax facility. Delorey has appointed infectious disease consultant Dr. Chris Lata from Sydney, N.S. and former British Columbia associate Deputy […]
News 1. 10,000 litres a day? Zane Woodford brings us the story of South End Halifax resident Aline Fineberg, who got a whopping water bill, based on her usage last fall. She normally uses about 112 litres of water a day. Now she was up to nearly 10,000. Woodford writes that that’s “enough water to […]
Halifax Water’s regulator has sided with a customer, allowing her to appeal an “extraordinarily high” water bill that said she consumed nearly 10,000 litres of water daily for more than a month. According to a Utility and Review Board (UARB) decision, written by board member Stephen McGrath and released last week, Aline Fineberg has lived...
News 1. NSCAD board fires president Aoife Mac Namara Yesterday, I learned that the Board of Governors at NSCAD University had removed president Aoife Mac Namara. I’ve since spoken with people with knowledge of the situation, and here’s what I’ve pieced together. After a successful career as an arts educator in London, and then in British Columbia, […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Long ago and far away — which is to say on March 22, 2020, while much of the known world shuttered in place against the new and frightening worldwide COVID-19 pandemic — Galen Weston, the executive chair of Loblaw Companies Ltd., better known to you […]
A non-profit that offers free moving and storage services to women fleeing abusive homes marks its first year of operation in Halifax Friday with 142 moves under its belt and plans to expand to rural Nova Scotia. Shelter Movers Nova Scotia was officially launched in Halifax on June 26, 2019. It helped its first client […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. After years of anecdotal reports (“They’re run off their feet”) and some disturbing incidents (nursing home fatalities related to bedsores), the Nova Scotia Nurses Union has called on the provincial government to increase staffing in long-term care (LTC) homes by 20%. That would translate into […]
News 1. Bad weather isn’t a good excuse for power outages “The Utilities and Review Board has ordered Nova Scotia Power to refund customers $250,000 for failing to live up to performance standards around service and reliability last year,” reports Jennifer Henderson: The fine is largely symbolic — the UARB has the authority to demand […]
The Utilities and Review Board has ordered Nova Scotia Power to refund customers $250,000 for failing to live up to performance standards around service and reliability last year. The fine is largely symbolic — the UARB has the authority to demand a penalty of up to $1,000,000 — but it has been levied to send...