A regional councillor wants staff to look into options to make Halifax Transit safer for users and employees amid an alleged spike in incidents. Coun. Tony Mancini brought a motion to council’s Transportation Standing Committee’s virtual meeting on Thursday calling for a staff report “that outlines opportunities and challenges related to public safety in the […]
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 Transit’s mobile ticketing is running late, but it’s on the way. Halifax regional council approved a contract at its meeting on Tuesday with Masabi, a UK-based company, for $1.5 million “for a mobile fare payment application and onboard validators” and five years of technical support. Council approved the plan for mobile ticketing in July […]
Contrary to a motion of council, municipal staff are still recommending Halifax Regional Police be called in to enforce the city’s plan to limit tenting to a handful of parks. The recommendation comes in a report to Halifax regional council ahead of its meeting on Tuesday. It’s a response to a motion from early May, […]
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...
Describing it as the best of a set of bad options, councillors are moving ahead with a revised version of the staff proposal to create designated tent sites for unhoused Haligonians. But significant questions remain about how and when people currently living in municipal parks will be asked to leave, or whether they’ll be forcibly […]
Councillors patted themselves on the back Tuesday, celebrating a job half done and more than a month delayed. After hoping to have them done by the end of November, then by the end of December, the municipality’s modular housing units in Dartmouth were declared complete on Tuesday. Councillors toured the site on Alderney Drive in […]
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 […]
Halifax is not on track to meet its climate targets under its ambitious 2020 plan and staff are warning councillors the municipality will blow its carbon budget by 2028. Council unanimously passed the HalifACT 2050 plan in June 2020. It’s a set of actions designed to follow the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, […]
Halifax is looking for a contractor to determine whether it should maintain its unique hybrid policing model. The municipality is the only jurisdiction in Canada that uses both a municipal police force, Halifax Regional Police, and the RCMP. In April, Halifax regional council voted to launch a review of that model. Coun. Tony Mancini brought […]