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. […]
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...
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 […]
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...
News 1. Owls Head Provincial Park has been deleted from the province’s map of parks and protected areas Tim writes on the disappearance of Owls Head Provincial Park from the map of main protected areas on the province’s website. CBC’s Michael Gorman reported that the province removed Owls Head from a pending protected status list. […]
News 1. Halifax is getting a stadium Council voted in favour of spending $20 million on a stadium, although the Atlantic Schooners will have to find a new location, Zane Woodford with The Star Halifax reports. A staff report recommended spending the $20 million, but told Schooner Sports and Entertainment (SSE) its preferred spot of […]
November subscription drive Last week, I talked about Phil Moscovitch and a piece he wrote for a Morning File in July about Becky from Lockeport. I said what I loved about the Examiner is that the simplest observations, like Moscovitch seeing someone wearing a Future Proofing Lockeport t-shirt, turned into the best stories. That’s true, […]
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 […]