Halifax is preparing a bid to host the 2024 JUNO Awards, and a committee of council is recommending spending $750,000 on the event. Council’s Special Events Advisory Committee met virtually on Wednesday and heard a presentation from Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) president and CEO Allan Reid and vice president of business...
Halifax is selling off more than a dozen unused properties, and setting aside six of them for affordable housing. At its meeting on Tuesday, Halifax regional council voted to declare the properties “surplus,” and classify them as either “remnant,” “extraordinary,” or affordable housing. Under the municipality’s administrative order governing surplus properties, those classified affordable housing […]
What friends are for… Well, that went well. On August 10, barely two weeks after announcing he had appointed two of his personally chosen, personal friends of many years to head up two new Crown corporations — at up to $18,000 a month for their part-time troubles — Premier Tim Houston reluctantly accepted the resignation...
Halifax police argue their own officer abused her authority when she unlawfully arrested and tased a Black man on Quinpool Road in 2019. Const. Nicole Green was found in disciplinary default after the arrest, which was captured on video, in December 2019. Halifax Regional Police found she’d breached all three subsections of s. 24(7) of […]
Despite some rural and suburban concerns about parking, Halifax regional councillors have legalized so-called shared housing across the municipality. Council held a public hearing at its meeting on Tuesday to consider second reading of land-use bylaw amendments to permit shared housing uses like rooming houses or single-room occupancies, or supportive housing. “Shared housing is a […]
I do not believe further civilian efforts will result in the park being vacated, as such I am asking your help to enforce the relevant provisions of the Municipal Parks By-law and the Protection of Property Act as set out in the notice. Between now, and when you enforce, we will continue to work to […]
The municipality has officially asked Halifax Regional Police to remove unhoused people from Meagher Park, but it’s unclear when police will move in. Maggie MacDonald, executive director of parks and recreation, made the request to Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella in a letter dated Wednesday, posted online Thursday evening. “I do not believe further […]
The municipality is calling in the police to kick unhoused people out of a park, stoking fears, even among councillors, of a repeat of the chaos of last August. Halifax regional council held a special virtual meeting on Tuesday with one item on the agenda: “Homelessness in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).” There was no motion […]
The municipality denies that a former Halifax Regional Police officer sexually assaulted a teenaged girl in the early 1990s, but admits the same person later complained to police about the officer fathering her child. As the Halifax Examiner reported in January, a plaintiff using the pseudonym X.Y. is suing the municipality and the federal government, […]
One of the “personal friends” Premier Tim Houston appointed to look after consolidated Crown corporations is also the owner of a company associated with the application to infill Dartmouth Cove. Houston appointed Tom Hickey, CEO of Atlantic Road Construction and Paving Ltd., to run the newly-created Invest Nova Scotia, to be compensated up to $18,000 […]