Just two years after guys named Steve outnumbered women on regional council, Haligonians have opted for near gender parity. At least seven women were elected to serve as councillors in Halifax Regional Municipality for the next four years, according to unofficial election results tallied Saturday night. Just after 11 p.m., Halifax announced it wouldn’t be […]
News 1. Uber “The provincial government is making it easier to be a taxi or Uber driver, loosening the requirements to obtain the licence needed to be a driver for hire,” reports Zane Woodford: The move comes less than 48 hours after Halifax regional council passed bylaw amendments to legalize and regulate ride-hailing. Those amendments […]
The colourful commercial buildings of Queen Street are up for sale, and after Halifax regional council voted earlier this year not to add the properties to the city’s heritage registry, they’re likely to be torn down. A listing from commercial real estate brokerage CBRE for 1525 Birmingham St. advertises the “Queen & Birmingham project” as...
News 1. Halifax Examiner is not major enough Yesterday, the Halifax Examiner learned it’s not one of the eight major news organizations whose reporters will be permitted at the in-person cabinet scrums, which start today. The eight news organizations whose reporters will be allowed in are Global, CTV, CBC, Radio Canada, allNovaScotia, Herald, Canadian Press, […]
It was meant to be a symbolic gesture — “a wish for peace” — but concerns over jurisdictional meddling kept some of Richard Zurawski’s colleagues from fully supporting his call to abolish nuclear weapons. Zurawski brought the four-part motion to council’s meeting on Tuesday. It read in full: That Halifax Regional Council: Declare August 6, […]
News 1. Onslow fire hall shoot-up This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) is currently conducting an investigation to determine if criminal charges should be laid against two police officers who pulled up in front of the Onslow-Belmont fire hall at about 10:30 am on Sunday April 19. […]
Lorelei Nicoll isn’t running in this fall’s municipal election, the three-term Cole Harbour – Westphal councillor announced Monday. Nicoll made the announcement in a statement on Twitter, “with a hint of sadness and an overwhelming amount of gratitude.” “In my twelve years in this role, I have worked hard to ensure the communities of Cole […]
The city is planning to install speed humps on 10 streets around seven schools in Halifax and Sackville this summer, but a large portion of the municipality is left off the map. Halifax regional councillors wanted to speed up efforts to slow down traffic across the municipality during this year’s original, pre-COVID-19 budget process. They...
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 regional councillor for the Cole Harbour area wants to pay tribute to Const. Heidi Stevenson by naming something in the community after the slain RCMP officer who called it home. “She was a hero in life, just from all the things she did for the community,” Cole Harbour-Westphal Coun. Lorelei Nicoll said in […]