News 1. Bank of Canada acknowledges that climate change will impact the economy “For the first time ever, the Bank of Canada has released a report examining the threat climate change poses to the country’s financial system,” reports Karina Roman for the CBC. The report in question is the Bank’s annual Fiscal System Review, which […]
News 1. Keji braces for impact of invasive chain pickerel Chain pickerel first spotted last year in the water systems of Kejimkujik National Park are now spread throughout the park, reports Paul Withers for the CBC. “It’s kind of like a bad dream and it just keeps getting worse,” said Chris McCarthy, a Parks Canada […]
The city’s low income transit pass (LITP) program will start accepting applications on May 21, and there are a couple of changes afoot. Applications for the LITP have been combined with those for two other city programs, the Recreation Access Program (which covers half to full cost of rec programs for households with very low...
On Friday, school kids will walk out of their classes and head out for another march around Halifax, visiting the various levels of government along the way, pleading for someone, anyone in a position of power to take seriously the realities of climate change. View this post on Instagram Hey everyone! Our route this strike […]
Evelyn Forget has quite literally written the book on basic income for Canadians. It’s called, you guessed it, Basic Income for Canadians. As a health economist at the University of Manitoba, Forget re-discovered the Manitoba Mincome experiment of the 1970s, and undertook to analyze some 1800 cubic feet of data from the decades-old experiment. She […]
This May, the federal government will start issuing a rebate up to $5,000 to people buying a new electric car. The program will cost Transport Canada $300 million, or roughly enough to provide 60,000 people with full $5,000 rebates on new EV (electric vehicle) purchases. When Darren Fisher tweeted to promote the incentive last week...
NOTE TO READERS: I’ve updated this story to reflect the cost of the 500 block project, estimated at $2.4 million. My earlier version mentioned only $250,000 in funding related to other Herring Cove Road projects. The city is creating a new functional plan for Herring Cove Road, featuring an “interim” plan with considerable improvements to […]
There’s good news and there’s bad news. Okay, first the good news. Halifax council has agreed to double the available funding for organizations like MusGo Rider and Bayrides, which provide door-to-door and chartered transit services for their respective rural communities, making sure thousands of people in the region can get to work, medical appointments, and […]
Listen, I wouldn’t blame you if you were done with discussing the future of transit in Halifax. We had the Moving Forward Together (MFT) plan, for which thousands of folks chimed in with their hopes and dreams for buses in the region. Then we had the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP), and everyone played ball again, […]
News 1. Halifax budget: what we mean when we say, “taxes are going up” On Thursday, city council voted to approve $5.2 million worth of “extra” items for the city’s operating budget in 2019/20. The list includes things like funding another year of implementation of the Moving Forward Together plan, keeping library staffing levels, and […]