A Halifax councillor is hoping to protect part of the Purcells Cove backlands from development before it’s sold off. The three parcels for sale sit right next to the wilderness park recently created by the municipality and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The municipality bought the land from a developer, Shaw Group, for...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Halifax councillors tackled cuts to the city’s capital budget on Thursday, adding and subtracting from a list of more than $100 million in projects that won’t be completed in 2020. Along with $85.4 million in cuts to the operating budget, Halifax is looking to slash […]
A years-long impasse between an aquatic club, a conservation group and the provincial government has come to a head — leading to the blocking of one of the most popular Blue Mountain Birch-Cove Lakes trailheads. Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes is the picturesque area between Bayers Lake and Hammonds Plains — 1,700 hectares, or 4,200 acres,...
Councillors are looking to dial back cuts to policing and firefighting as they continue the process of rebuilding a new budget due to lost revenue related to COVID-19. Halifax regional council’s budget committee heard from Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella and Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Chief Ken Stuebing at a meeting on Wednesday. […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Councillors hope to save a program that makes for more comprehensive snow clearing on the Halifax peninsula. During a budget committee meeting on Friday — the continuation of the rebuilding of the city’s recast COVID-19 budget with $85 million in cuts — councillors voted in […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. A former Halifax teacher is calling on the city to reinstate its summer camps for kids, cancelled last month due to COVID-19. JoAnn Murphy emailed Mayor Mike Savage and Coun. Waye Mason this week about the cancellation of summer recreation programming, arguing kids need camps […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. The city’s board of police commissioners is recommending in favour of a $5.5 million cut to the Halifax Regional Police budget. Chief Dan Kinsella told the board this week that there will be no impact on public safety from the reduced spending, about $4 million […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Halifax councillors are looking at taking on more financial risk to offset a third of the cuts proposed to the city’s budget due to COVID-19. Finance staff estimate the permanent impact of the pandemic on the municipality’s finances will be $85.4 million from lost revenue […]
Coun. Lindell Smith’s social policy framework passed unanimously at Halifax regional council on Tuesday after a nearly three-year wait, though the councillor worried it lacked teeth. “Everything we do in the city, we have an impact on people’s lives,” Smith said. “We recognize in HRM that we have a role in social policy.” The social...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Halifax is belatedly moving to make changes to its transportation network to help pedestrians and cyclists better adhere to social distancing guidelines, but the plan is short on details. The city notified councillors and announced publicly on Tuesday that it’s “preparing to implement adjustments to […]