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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Kourosh Rad picked a hell of a time to get into the restaurant business. On Feb. 1, the city planner turned small business owner took over Garden Food Bar and Lounge at the corner of Clyde and Queen streets, near the Halifax Central Library in […]
News 1. Murderer escaped Portapique within 10 minutes of police arriving Tim Bousquet provides an update on what we know about the mass murder which started in Portapique, Nova Scotia on April 18, based on new information released yesterday by RCMP Support Services Officer Darren Campbell. New information includes: • 435 witnesses have been identified, […]
This is a story about the toxic legacy from historic gold mines in Nova Scotia, which its citizens will be paying many millions of dollars to try to clean up, and how the contamination at just one of these sites — Montague Mines in HRM — is still affecting us today. This, the second in […]
News 1. Indigenous students at Hants East high school say they face tougher suspensions Aly Thompson at CBC reports on Indigenous students at Hants East Rural High School who say they are being discriminated against when it comes to punishments from staff. Thompson spoke with several students, including 16-year-old Xavier Sack from the Sipekneꞌkatik First […]
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...