Coun. Shawn Cleary’s colleagues on the Halifax and West community council approved a development agreement for his house Wednesday night following a virtual public hearing. Michelle and Shawn Cleary have been running a preschool — Maple Tree Montessori, one of two campuses in Halifax — out of their home at the corner of Quinpool Road...
No one signed up to speak for or against a 12-storey development proposed for Joseph Howe Drive during a public hearing Tuesday night, and council approved bylaw amendments to allow the project. The proposal from Alex and Besim Halef’s BANC Investments Ltd. would see a one-storey commercial building at 3514 Joseph Howe Dr. torn down...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Councillors voted to restore $2 million in funding for land purchases in downtown Dartmouth, along with money for three jobs related to the city’s climate change plan and two snow-shovelling programs at their budget committee meeting on Friday. The budget committee has been meeting nearly […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Councillors hope to save a program that makes for more comprehensive snow clearing on the Halifax peninsula. During a budget committee meeting on Friday — the continuation of the rebuilding of the city’s recast COVID-19 budget with $85 million in cuts — councillors voted in […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Halifax councillors are looking at taking on more financial risk to offset a third of the cuts proposed to the city’s budget due to COVID-19. Finance staff estimate the permanent impact of the pandemic on the municipality’s finances will be $85.4 million from lost revenue […]
Halifax councillor Shawn Cleary’s proposal for a cooling-off period for councillors and senior officials was met with a cool reception at council. The request for a staff report looking into the policy, which would temporarily bar politicians and some staff from taking a job dealing with the city after their terms ended, came up during...
News 1. Plane skids off runway A Westjet 737 slid off the runway at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport yesterday. No one was injured. Eric Wynne, who’s a photographer for the Chronicle Herald, was on the plane and told reporter Ian Fairclough that if the pilot hadn’t told passengers the plane went off the tarmac, […]
News 1. Stadium This item is written by Tim Bousquet. Halifax council yesterday rejected Sam Austin’s bid to immediately end a staff review of the Schooners’ stadium proposal. Had Austin been successful, the stadium proposal would have effectively been rejected. In October 2018, council passed a motion outlining how it would deal with the stadium […]
News 1. Uranium “After yesterday’s meeting of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development, Nova Scotia’s Uranium Exploration and Mining Prohibition Act seems to be safe,” reports Joan Baxter. “At least for now.” Baxter recounts the testimony of not one, not two, but three different representatives of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia […]
News 1. Chickens and other fowl “Hesitant to settle for chickens, Halifax councillors decided to include all egg-laying fowl in the rules on backyard birds in residential areas,” reports Zane Woodford for Star Halifax: Council voted on Tuesday to tell planning staff to start drafting bylaw amendments, with only Councillor Russell Walker voting no, citing […]