Halifax will start electrifying its bus fleet in the next two years, with 60 electric buses en route, using money from the federal and provincial governments. The three levels of government made the announcement Thursday at the Ragged Lake Transit Centre, which will be renovated to charge the buses and to achieve net-zero emissions. It’s […]
Halifax will hand out $13 million in federal funding to create at least 43 units of deeply affordable housing in the next year. Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, made the announcement at Halifax City Hall on Wednesday. The money will come […]
The Nova Scotia Police Review Board dismissed an appeal on Monday after the complainant didn’t show up to the hearing. The board was supposed to hear an appeal from Maurice Carvery, who complained about the conduct of Halifax Regional Police constables Brent Woodworth and Andrew Joudrey after a traffic stop in January 2020. Carvery, a […]
A Halifax Regional Police officer who arrested a Black man during an altercation on Quinpool Road caught on video in 2019 was docked pay and ordered to take de-escalation training. Disagreeing with that discipline and hoping for a Police Review Board hearing, she’s taking her appeal to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia next week. […]
A Halifax taxi driver with a long history of assault convictions is appealing the city’s revocation of his licences for the third time after he was charged again. Douglas James Brine applied to renew his taxi driver’s and owner’s licences in March. According to a staff report to the municipality’s new Licence Appeal Committee, a...
The municipality has removed three of Halifax Mutual Aid’s shelters from parks days before its own stated deadline. The municipality removed the shelters on Friday — one from Crathorne Park on Jamieson Street in Dartmouth, one from Victoria Park on South Park Street, and one from Raymond Taavel Park at the corner of Inglis and […]
Halifax hired a consultant to train its employees on “empathy-based approaches to homeless encampments” before announcing it would evict homeless people from their encampments. As the Halifax Examiner reported earlier this week, Halifax has given people living in shelters on city land, built by Halifax Mutual Aid, one week to get out before it’s going […]
People hoping to make their homes more energy efficient may soon have help from Halifax after council’s environment committee voted in favour of a proposed pilot program offering financing for “deep energy retrofits.” Municipal staff presented the idea to councillors on the Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee during their virtual meeting on Wednesday. It’s sort...
The municipality says it will start removing temporary shelters and people’s belongings next week if they’re still on city property, but the group that built the shelters is defiant, vowing to leave the structures standing in the face of the threat. In a statement released Tuesday morning, Halifax said it’s notifying residents of the shelters […]
Halifax says its waste diversion tactics have been so successful that it no longer needs to sort household garbage coming into the Otter Lake landfill. But the community monitoring committee overseeing that landfill isn’t convinced, pointing once again to an agreement with HRM that it says requires the municipality to continue the unique process it’s...