Nearly four years after directing city staff to start buying the land to make it happen, Halifax regional council wants to see a plan for the long-promised park at Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes. The picturesque area between Bayers Lake and Hammonds Plains — 1,700 hectares, or 4,200 acres, of which is a provincially-protected wilderness area...
News 1. Northern Pulp’s environmental assessment fail “There is much to wade through in the documents Northern Pulp submitted to Nova Scotia Environment on February 7, 2019, when it registered its ‘Replacement Effluent Treatment Facility’ for a 50-day, Class 1 environmental assessment (EA),” reports Joan Baxter: For citizens who want to comment to the government on […]
News 1. Glen Assoun In 1999, Glen Assoun was convicted of the murder of his former girlfriend, Brenda Way. He spent 16-and-a- half years in prison and four-and-a-half years under strict conditions of parole. Throughout, he maintained his innocence. The murder of Way and conviction of Assoun is the subject of the first three parts […]
1. An apology The Halifax Examiner acknowledges that the Armour Group Limited neither hired, nor fired, the janitors previously employed to clean Founder’s Square. Further, The Halifax Examiner retracts, and apologizes for the allegation that Armour Group engaged in racial discrimination in determining to no longer engage with GDI Integrated Facility Services. The original article […]
1. Willow Tree “Can we trust the Armoyans to act in the public interest?” asks Stephen Kimber: No. That’s not their job. But it is councillors’ job. Their eagerness last week to say yes to the Armoyan scheme to trade approval of a 25-storey tower for a few affordable housing baubles tells you more than […]