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 […]
There are more people in Halifax without housing than ever before, and the municipality would need thousands of new apartments to fix the problem. A new point-in-time count, conducted by the Navigator Street Outreach Program, found that on April 7, there were 586 people in the municipality without a safe, permanent home. “There’s so many […]
Halifax has the right number of councillors. That’s the takeaway from the first phase of the municipality’s district boundary review, looking at the number of electoral districts in HRM — currently 16. Municipal clerk Iain MacLean brought a recommendation to council’s Executive Standing Committee on Monday to stick with that number. “Based on the consultation...
A pair of problematic former owners and the objection of the current owner didn’t stop council from designating a new heritage property in Bedford. Council held a heritage hearing during its meeting on Tuesday for 1262 Bedford Hwy. The building on the property, located at the corner of the Bedford Highway and Meadowbrook Drive, was […]
News 1. McNutt pleads guilty to sexual assault offences This item is written by Tim Bousquet. Yesterday, Michael McNutt pleaded guilty to offences related to the sexual abuse (and one assault) of 34 boys over the course of 20 years. McNutt was facing 90 charges; the remainder of the charges will be dismissed at sentencing […]