Housing dominated discussion around the virtual council table on Tuesday, but there was a full agenda of other material for councillors’ consideration. Here’s some of what else was approved or moved ahead: New rules for coops Backyard chickens are one step closer to legalization across the municipality after a vote on Tuesday. Like many municipal...
More than two dozen units of affordable co-operative housing in Spryfield were quietly sold off last year in the midst of the city’s housing crisis. And the government approved the sale. New Armdale Westside Housing Co-operative Limited sold 19 properties to 3340837 Nova Scotia Limited in November 2020 for $1,220,000. The properties are mostly one- […]
Almost two weeks after the city’s police-enforced eviction of people living in tents and shelters in city parks, Halifax regional councillors are admitting some fault and promising dozens of affordable housing units. It wasn’t on the table beforehand, but housing dominated the first half of council’s all-day meeting on Tuesday, with three items added to […]
Blair Raoul likes to say he’s living one day at a time. The truth is that the crusty 63-year-old, originally from Cape Breton and now living in public housing in Dartmouth, is dying. He has terminal liver cancer, along with a myriad of other health issues, many related to a history of drinking. Raoul is […]
Despite the CAO’s previous statement that such a move would be “unwise,” staff are recommending council sell off a portion of the Halifax Forum property to pay for an expensive redevelopment plan. Built in 1926 and registered as a heritage property in 2003, the historic Halifax Forum has fallen into disrepair in recent years, with...
Police have evicted three more people living in tents from parkland in Halifax. It’s the first action since the forceful eviction of several people living in tents and Halifax Mutual Aid emergency shelters from four parks in Halifax last Wednesday, when dozens of police officers were dispatched to the former Halifax Memorial Library to carry […]
A judge will recount thousands of ballots to determine which John is the rightful winner of Glace Bay-Dominion. PC candidate John White won the riding in last week’s election with 2,759 votes, beating NDP candidate John Morgan by just 33 votes. John John McCarthy was third, with 246 fewer votes than Morgan. Morgan, a former […]
Halifax councillors have approved two developments following public hearings — one on Gottingen Street with four affordable units promised and the other replacing the McDonald’s on Quinpool Road. The Halifax and West Community Council met virtually Tuesday night with the two public hearings on the agenda, starting with 2438 Gottingen St. That site is already...
The images of baton-wielding and pepper-spraying police violently moving protestors from city workers’ path so that people living in tents could be evicted from the Memorial Library lawn and so that shelters could be torn apart with a chain saw is perhaps the most stark recent example of just how dire Nova Scotia’s housing crisis […]
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