After a long presentation and a longer debate, regional council decided Southwest Properties’ 16-storey proposal for the waterfront was just too big and strayed too far from the rules. The city’s design review committee approved the plans in July. As the Examiner reported the next day: The site is known as the Cunard lot —...
Halifax’s longest-serving councillor gave plenty of notice that he wouldn’t be running for a ninth term. Coun. Stephen Adams, first elected in 1991, made the announcement a full year before this fall’s election, and 12 candidates have stepped up to take his place in District 11. The Halifax Examiner posed the same five questions to […]
With Coun. Russell Walker stepping aside after 27 years, the race for District 10 has attracted eight candidates. Walker only scraped by in 2016, winning the district — including Fairview, Rockingham and part of Clayton Park — with 35 votes. The runner-up, Andrew Curran, is on the ballot again, and so is the third-place finisher, […]
A candidate for Halifax regional council plagiarized a candidate from another district in responding to the Halifax Examiner’s questionnaire. As first reported on Twitter by Frank Magazine, District 7 candidate Craig Roy lifted his response to our question about affordable housing from District 10 candidate Kyle Morton’s website. Here’s a comparison of the two candidates’ […]
A committee of council voted in favour of a proposed differential tax rate system at its meeting on Monday, recommending that regional council make big box stores pay bigger tax bills. There are currently two commercial tax rates based on location: urban/suburban and rural. The urban and suburban rate is currently $3 per $100 of...
Confirmed in a recount, Shawn Cleary beat the former councillor for District 9, Linda Mosher, by little more than 100 votes in 2016. Cleary is hoping to win again, and the district, which includes the west end and crosses the rotary into Armdale, has four other candidates vying for the seat in this election. The […]
Lindell Smith won his seat in District 8 in a crowded field of seven candidates in 2016. Four years later, he’s looking for a second term from the voters of the north end of Halifax, and facing two challengers: Virginia Hinch and Dylan Kennedy. The Halifax Examiner posed the same five questions to every candidate […]
Incumbents aren’t safe in District 7. In 2012, Waye Mason beat four-term councillor Sue Uteck by 114 votes. Uteck challenged in 2016, and Mason won by more than 1,300 votes. This time around, Mason faces three challengers for the district, which includes downtown Halifax and the south end. The Halifax Examiner posed the same five […]
Halifax Transit is to blame for the destruction of a man’s bicycle last spring, a small claims court adjudicator ruled in a decision released Friday. Adjudicator Augustus Richardson introduced the decision: When a bicycle falls off a bus operated by the Halifax Regional Municipality (“HRM”) and is damaged beyond repair when the bus rolls over […]
Tony Mancini first won his seat in a byelection in 2016 after the former councillor became the area’s member of parliament. Mancini had to defend that seat just a few months later in a general election, and beat the only other candidate, Carlos Beals, now his colleague on the board of police commissioners. This time […]