A proposal for tiny homes could lead to some big changes in the way Halifax supports non-profits and charities building affordable housing in the municipality. The Homes For Heroes Foundation is an Alberta-based charity that builds clusters of tiny homes for veterans. The idea is to house 15 to 25 veterans in a village of […]
Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft have received their final green light to start operating in Halifax. Regional council voted 13-4 in favour of taxi bylaw amendments to regulate ride-hailing companies, which the municipality calls transportation network companies, or TNCs, during its virtual meeting on Tuesday. Councillors Lindell Smith, Shawn Cleary, Stephen Adams and Richard...
Pushing back against the municipality’s traffic authority, council’s Transportation Standing Committee wants to rid much of the city of pedestrian push buttons in the next year. The committee met in person at Halifax City Hall on Thursday to discuss a list of information reports that were deferred from a council meeting earlier this month. Among […]
Nearly two years after he asked for a report on eliminating pedestrian push buttons in Halifax, what Coun. Waye Mason got back doesn’t even answer the question he asked. And it’s one of multiple information reports to council on Tuesday that Mason and other councillors believe show the municipality needs to change the way it […]
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...
Councillors expressed their disappointment with a mealy-mouthed social procurement policy presented on Tuesday, but it will be months before they can add any teeth to requirements for a living wage or diversity in the city’s contracting. The policy — which passed on Tuesday as part of a rewritten procurement policy with only Coun. Matt Whitman voting […]
Lindsay Construction will lead the design and construction of the new parkade and pedway on Summer Street as part of the QEII hospital project, the province announced on Thursday. In a joint news release from the health and transportation and infrastructure renewal departments, the province said construction is scheduled to start next month and the […]
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...
A developer from Newfoundland wants to include an “Aboriginal” art gallery in its new downtown Halifax hotel as a public benefit in exchange for permission to construct a bigger building. But it’s unclear whether Steele Hotels even talked to any Indigenous people in Halifax about the plan — never mind the kind of broad and […]
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 […]