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...
Rules for Uber, a plan for climate change, and a cooling-off period for politicians and staff are all on the agenda for Halifax regional council’s meeting this week. The meeting, starting at 10am Tuesday, also includes an appeal hearing for a design review committee decision at 1pm and a public hearing on a Bedford Highway...
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 […]
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. Street checks “On Friday, Justice Minister Mark Furey announced that street checks would be permanently banned following a legal opinion written by former Nova Scotia Chief Justice Michael MacDonald and researcher Jennifer Taylor that concluded street checks are illegal,” writes El Jones: We should, of course, not have needed this opinion to ban […]
News 1. John Perkins sues “Sixty-eight-year-old John Perkins of Earltown is striking a blow for democracy after he says he was forcibly hauled out of a public meeting by an RCMP officer last May,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Perkins held a news conference in Halifax yesterday to explain why he is filing a lawsuit against Atlantic […]
UPDATED to include actual launch times: Tuesday, June 4, 7am After a month of waiting with boat ready to go, a new ferry service across the Northwest Arm is set to begin service on Tuesday, June 4th, at 7am. David Backman will be running his new 22-foot saltwater pontoon boat from the dock near the...
One of the more telling moments of budget season in Halifax was not even a part of city council’s official budget discussion. At a regular council meeting on January 29, Councillor Shawn Cleary asked for a report assessing the costs and benefits of tightening up the standards for snow-clearing in Halifax. His fellow councillors, seemingly […]
News 1. Pardons “The federal government will announce on Wednesday morning that it intends to proceed with a plan to grant pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges,” reports CTV: Sources have confirmed to CTV News that the government intends to issue pardons, and not record expungements or amnesty, for cases of possession […]