Taxi fares are up after a vote by Halifax regional council on Tuesday. For the first time in 10 years, council has adjusted the fares taxi drivers are permitted to charge for transporting passengers in the municipality. On average, the fare will rise 16.1%, but shorter trips will see a higher increase than longer trips. […]
For the second time, council’s advisory committee recommended in favour of heritage registration for the former United Memorial Church on Wednesday. But this time, the owner of the property on Kaye Street in North End Halifax is on board. The former church was built in 1921 following the Halifax Explosion, replacing two nearby churches destroyed in...
Halifax councillors aren’t ready to allow unhoused people to camp in parks without the threat of criminalization. Sakura Saunders, a member of the P.A.D.S. Community Network, made a presentation to council’s Community Planning and Economic Development Committee’s meeting on Thursday, asking councillors to allow camping in municipal parks using Bylaw P-600. The bylaw bans camping […]
Councillors will consider spending an extra $7.5 million on new sidewalks next year. Halifax regional council’s budget committee met virtually on Friday, continuing its Tuesday discussion of the proposed 2022-2023 capital budget — the city’s list of new and ongoing projects for the coming year. At Tuesday’s meeting, councillors requested a briefing note on improving […]
District 2 councillor David Hendsbee says the Black community of East Preston once had weekend bus service. “There was weekend service in the past when the bus route was operated under the former ‘Halifax County Beaver Bank Transit Service’; a holdover service prior to HRM Amalgamation,” Hendsbee said in an e-mail. “The weekend service was […]
News 1. Gold and silver awards for Examiner contributors at the Atlantic Journalism Awards Congratulations to the members of the Examiner team who won gold and silver at yesterday’s Atlantic Journalism Awards. Rather than being held in-person, of course, the event was online, with winners announced via YouTube videos. Yvette d’Entremont won gold in the […]
Cornwallis Park is now officially Peace and Friendship Park. Halifax regional council voted unanimously in favour of the staff recommendation to rename the park on Tuesday. The motion also starts a public consultation process to choose a new name for Cornwallis Street. Councillors tacked on an amendment too, looking to create a process for future […]