News 1. Kimberly Ann McAndrew disappearance McAndrew, 19 years old, disappeared 25 years ago today, on August 12, 1989. Yesterday, the Examiner pointed out that we still don’t have a consistent way to report missing persons to the public: So we’re left with a situation where the public has easy access to information about missing persons […]
Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of Kimberly Ann McAndrew, a 19-year-old woman who was last seen on August 12, 1989, leaving her place of work, the Canadian Tire store on Quinpool Avenue. There was an unconfirmed report that McAndrew was later seen at a flower shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth, but the...
News 1. Heritage Trust drops legal action against Thiels Saturday morning, Heritage Trust issued a press release saying it was “discontinuing” its request for a judicial review of Halifax Council’s approval of the 22nd Commerce Square development. I called Trust president Linda Forbes yesterday, and she told me that the group felt continued legal action served […]
News 1. Catie Miller still missing The Dartmouth woman hasn’t been seen since July 15. 2. Human remains Human remains have been found during the construction of the North Park Street roundabout. Reports the Chronicle Herald: The bones are “believed to be those of a small child located adjacent to a lot that once housed the […]
News 1. Hollis Street bike lane delayed, again Hilary Beaumont’s story on the much-delayed bike lane is behind the Halifax Examiner’s pay wall, so available only to paid subscribers. But buying a subscription is painless, easy, and oh so fun. Just click here. 2. Cops accused of bad behaviour Michael and Jocelyn Hilchey claim that while serving […]
by Hilary Beaumont Delays to the Hollis Street bike lane are becoming almost as predictable as the Citadel noon gun. After guaranteeing in the spring the bike lane would be painted this summer, the city has again pushed the project back. For a grab bag of reasons the Hollis Street bike lane has been bumped down the city’s list of priorities every construction season since it was approved in 2010. This...
News 1. Ward 5 back to cooking Steve Williams donates a commercial dishwasher, allowing the kitchen to re-open, serving meals in the north end. 2. Ship of Theseus Global News has obtained the latest inspection report of the Bluenose Whatever. It lists 57 “minor” deficiencies, including “poorly stepped masts, a vent that interferes with an […]
Tuesday’s council meeting proceeded more or less as I predicted in the council preview, with the following exceptions and issues of note: Hell-bent on development Boy was I ever wrong. Monday, I predicted that council would concur with a staff recommendation to deny the development of a seven-storey, 75-unit apartment building on the old St. Theresa...
News 1. Ward 5 kitchen closed The Ward 5 Neighbourhood Centre has been providing meals for hungry people in the north end for 36 years, but has never had a food establishment permit. How could that not occur to anyone? Well, the province finally caught up with the lapse and has closed down the kitchen, reports CTV. The result […]
This is an op-ed written by Thomas J. Duck. The public has spoken against proposals to frack for oil and gas in Nova Scotia. Will premier Stephen McNeil and energy minister Andrew Younger listen?Over the past two weeks the Nova Scotia Hydraulic Fracturing review panel has hosted eleven public meetings across the province to seek feedback […]