A Halifax councillor’s motion aiming to rezone three Purcells Cove backlands properties has passed. As the Halifax Examiner reported last month, the three parcels for sale sit right next to the wilderness park recently created by the municipality and the Nature Conservancy of Canada — a 153-hectare (or 378-acre) park, twice the size of Point...
As has already been reported, at today’s Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Budget Committee meeting, every councillor with the exception of Steve Adams voted to approve an amendment to the budget that cancelled the purchase of an armoured vehicle for the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and instead reallocate the funding. Specifically, after an hour in camera […]
Halifax regional councillors voted on Tuesday to cancel the purchase of an armoured vehicle for the city’s police and reallocate the funding to diversity and inclusion, public safety, and fighting anti-Black racism. Councillors voted to redirect $53,500 to city’s office of diversity and inclusion to make up for a planned cut this year; a total […]
Halifax councillors who voted in favour of an armoured vehicle for police are considering cancelling the purchase in the wake of protests over the latest police violence against Black people. The purchase of an armoured vehicle was approved during the fiscal 2019-2020 budget process at a cost of $500,000. Police presented the idea to 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...
News The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. 1. COVID-19 update Mary Campbell at the Cape Breton Spectator gives us the daily update on COVID-19. Dr. Robert Strang announced just one new positive case of COVID-19, and fortunately no new deaths. Here are the numbers: Total new cases: 1 Total cases: 1,020 Total hospitalized: 9 […]
Coun. Lindell Smith’s social policy framework passed unanimously at Halifax regional council on Tuesday after a nearly three-year wait, though the councillor worried it lacked teeth. “Everything we do in the city, we have an impact on people’s lives,” Smith said. “We recognize in HRM that we have a role in social policy.” The social...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Halifax is belatedly moving to make changes to its transportation network to help pedestrians and cyclists better adhere to social distancing guidelines, but the plan is short on details. The city notified councillors and announced publicly on Tuesday that it’s “preparing to implement adjustments to […]
News 1. Mass killer’s former neighbour recounts horrifying history of violence and terror Joan Baxter speaks with a former Portapique neighbour of the killer who committed the worst mass murder in Canadian history. Even after his death, and despite the fact she now lives in western Canada, she would only agree to be identified by […]
News 1. Northwood Over the weekend, eight people with COVID-19 died at Northwood. That brings the total number of COVID-related deaths at Northwood to 31. The provincial total is 37 (including the 31 at Northwood). As of yesterday, some 305 people connected to Northwood have contracted the disease — 220 residents and 85 employees. Sixteen […]