Councillors are in favour of a 4.8% increase to the Parks and Recreation budget, and they’re considering adding another $3 million. Halifax regional council’s budget committee met Wednesday to debate the 2020-2021 operating budget for Parks and Recreation. Director Denise Schofield presented the budget to councillors, including an increase of about $1.5 million over last...
After four years and as many tries, a Vernon Street resident is now allowed to build a backyard addition that doesn’t quite meet the land-use bylaw. Halifax and West Community Council voted Tuesday night to allow an appeal of a variance refusal for 1891 Vernon St., the corner of Vernon and Shirley streets. The property...
Milena Khazanavicius is exhausted. After years of fighting for safer sidewalks for blind and partially-sighted people, Khazanavicius has seen a significant setback in progress during the pandemic. And just a few days after making a presentation to the city’s Transportation Standing Committee on the myriad issues with Halifax’s intersection accessibility, she ran “smack dab” into […]
A Halifax Regional Police officer has been placed on administrative duties after he was caught on video threatening to shoot a Black man during what the police called a weapons call in the municipality on Friday night. Just after this story was originally published*, Halifax Regional Police issued a statement attributed to Chief Dan Kinsella. […]
The price tag for quicker sidewalk snow clearing was too steep for a majority of councillors to even consider. On Friday, Halifax regional council’s budget committee continued its debate on the 2021-2022 Transportation and Public Works operating budget. On Wednesday, the committee heard a presentation from Transportation and Public Works director Brad Anguish and voted […]
Following the death of a pedestrian in Halifax last week and an outcry from activists, a councillor plans to move for a staff report on restricting drivers from turning while people are crossing intersections. A driver hit and killed 75-year-old Dr. David Gass at the intersection of Kempt Road and Young Street. The pick-up truck […]
Councillors on the municipal Transportation Standing Committee need more time to digest the big plans for Herring Cove Road. As the Halifax Examiner reported on the weekend: The massive, 599-page document includes four reports on the road redesign. It’s the culmination of a process that started in 2018 when the committee asked for a staff report […]
There are lots of words and a little money for public transit in the provincial budget released Thursday, and despite a lack of hard figures around commitments to bus electrification and new ferry routes, Halifax’s mayor is encouraged by the government’s direction. Premier Iain Rankin’s first budget plans for $12.4 billion in spending for fiscal...
As part of their budget process, Halifax regional councillors will consider reducing the frequency of green bin and blue bag pickup. On Wednesday, council’s budget committee met to debate the proposed 2021-2022 Transportation and Public Works operating budget. Director Brad Anguish presented the budget, seeking an increase of 8.1% up to $91,279,900. The budget increase […]
Though it’s still in early stages, a development proposal for the corner of Main Avenue and Titus Street in Fairview is moving ahead following a vote by Halifax regional council on Tuesday. United Gulf Developments wants to build a six-storey residential and commercial building on six lots at the corner, with 119 housing units, 3,330 […]