After a long presentation and a longer debate, regional council decided Southwest Properties’ 16-storey proposal for the waterfront was just too big and strayed too far from the rules. The city’s design review committee approved the plans in July. As the Examiner reported the next day: The site is known as the Cunard lot —...
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...
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, […]
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. 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. 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 […]