People all over HRM would be able to sell their own homegrown produce if councillors approve a proposed set of bylaw amendments. At its meeting on Tuesday, Halifax regional council voted to direct staff to develop amendments to legalize so-called market gardens — where food is “grown or prepared to be sold or shared with...
The municipality wants to sell naming rights to the skating oval to Emera again, but it’s not telling the public how much Nova Scotia Power’s parent company will pay. The 400-metre speed skating track was originally meant to be temporary, installed for the Canada Games in 2011. The municipality decided to make the facility permanent […]
Outgoing chief administrative officer Jacques Dubé got a raise last year, putting his total compensation over $300,000 for the first time. Halifax released its 2022 sunshine list on Tuesday, showing the employees who earned more than $100,000 last fiscal year. The list, posted online, contains 1,117 employees, including those at Halifax Water and Halifax Public […]
Halifax is preparing a bid to host the 2024 JUNO Awards, and a committee of council is recommending spending $750,000 on the event. Council’s Special Events Advisory Committee met virtually on Wednesday and heard a presentation from Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) president and CEO Allan Reid and vice president of business...
Halifax is selling off more than a dozen unused properties, and setting aside six of them for affordable housing. At its meeting on Tuesday, Halifax regional council voted to declare the properties “surplus,” and classify them as either “remnant,” “extraordinary,” or affordable housing. Under the municipality’s administrative order governing surplus properties, those classified affordable housing […]
The municipality has officially asked Halifax Regional Police to remove unhoused people from Meagher Park, but it’s unclear when police will move in. Maggie MacDonald, executive director of parks and recreation, made the request to Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella in a letter dated Wednesday, posted online Thursday evening. “I do not believe further […]
The municipality is calling in the police to kick unhoused people out of a park, stoking fears, even among councillors, of a repeat of the chaos of last August. Halifax regional council held a special virtual meeting on Tuesday with one item on the agenda: “Homelessness in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).” There was no motion […]
Halifax’s heritage committee is recommending in favour of a big addition to an old building in the south end. The proposal from Summer Wind Holdings, owned by Paul Murphy, Jim Spatz, and Gordon Laing, the same owners as Southwest Properties, has been a long time coming. The Halifax Examiner first reported on the proposal more...
Pending approval from all of regional council, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage may write a letter to the federal health minister “opposing any bill or motion that is intended to restrict abortion or reduce access to abortions in Canada.” Council’s Executive Standing Committee recommended in favour of the letter at its meeting on Monday, forwarding a […]
Halifax has issued a demolition permit for a Dalhousie University-owned house on Edward Street on the eve of an expedited meeting of council’s Heritage Advisory Committee. As the Halifax Examiner reported earlier this week, Dalhousie started work on the demolition last week before receiving a permit: The municipality has ordered Dalhousie University to stop demolishing […]