Plans for an affordable and accessible housing development in Dartmouth are nearing completion, but there are still significant financial hurdles in the way — indicative of the difficulties of building non-market housing in the Halifax area. Affirmative Ventures released the design for its Main Street development through project planner David Harrison this week. The plan […]
The city’s peninsula planning advisory committee is recommending in favour of a big developer’s plans to add a modern eight-storey building to the back of a South Street heritage property. Summer Wind Holdings, with the same owners as Southwest Properties, wants to build a total of 112 units in the space between South and Harvey...
News 1. The casino crapshoot Rob Csernyik has an incredible investigative piece on the casinos in Nova Scotia and how locals, not high-rolling tourists, became the big spenders. Csernyik looks back before the first casino opened by ITT Sheraton in the summer of 1995. A poll from 1993 showed that 57.7 respondents were against the […]
Developer Danny Chedrawe submitted a new proposal for his Robie Street property this week, seeking approval for a 23-storey tower next to the Willow Tree site. The proposal, submitted by WSP Canada Inc. on behalf of Chedrawe’s Westwood Developments and posted on the city’s website on Monday, is for a development agreement on the...
The largest infrastructure project in the province’s history got the once-over from the legislature’s Public Accounts Committee yesterday. It will be at least the end of 2026 before the patients putting up with what some doctors have described as “third world conditions” in the leaking Victoria General Hospital will be moved out. The bad news...
News 1. Gerald Regan Writes Stephen Kimber: How do you reconcile the contradictory facts of our 19th premier’s life? You probably can’t. No matter what you write, you’re either rinsing Regan’s black heart in the cleansing stream of his passing or dancing gleefully on his grave. Most news reports I saw got it about as […]
News 1. No charges in case of woman who died of horrific bed sore Chrissy Dunnington died from complications of a pressure sore (often called a bed sore) in March 2018. She was 40 years old. Dunnington had been living at the Parkstone Enhanced Care home, owned by Shannex, in Clayton Park for 18 months. […]
News 1. Centre Plan A public hearing on the Centre Plan was held at City Hall yesterday, and lasted well into the night. Council will debate the various issues and presumably vote to enact the package later today. I’ve never seen such a colossal waste of time, money, public attention, newsprint, and reporter energy devoted […]
News 1. Northern Pulp Mill’s missing environmental data “If Premier Stephen McNeil is wavering on the Northern Pulp / Paper Excellence file, entertaining notions on amending the Boat Harbour Act so that effluent from the Pictou County pulp mill can continue to flow into the lagoon after January 31, 2020, he would do well to […]
News 1. Ignorance is bliss: city councillors still not briefed on potential malfeasance by Halifax police “We’re witnessing an astonishing display of cowardice from our elected officials,” writes Tim this morning, after looking for answers on why a city lawyer intervened to prevent the release of court documents that could shed light on what went […]