News 1. Dartmouth lakes “On a hot steamy night more than 150 Dartmouth residents turned up at a ‘Save Our Lakes’ meeting hosted by Claudia Chender and Susan Leblanc, the representatives for Dartmouth South and Dartmouth North in the legislature,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Top among the concerns expressed at the Micmac Aquatic Club last night […]
News 1. Halifax Transit turns down electric buses “City staff are ‘mothballing’ an electric bus pilot project for which council had already approved $1 million in funding, in the process turning down another $2.25 million in federal funding secured to help fund the project, according to documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request,” reports […]
News 1. Windsor Exchange Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler takes a look at the promised upgrades to the Windsor Exchange: Transport Canada’s press release makes no mention of transit or active transportation, but seems to keep the focus on moving vehicle traffic and freight: “This work includes realigning the Bedford Highway, upgrading Lady Hammond Road […]
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News 1. “Culture of fear” “A former correctional officer who worked at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (the Burnside jail) is concerned that the lack of attention to conditions in the jail will lead to violence and to people getting hurt,” reports El Jones: The former correctional officer contacted the Halifax Examiner and spoke about […]
At around 3:30am on Saturday, a man was seen walking on the catwalk under the MacKay Bridge, confirms Sergeant Stephanie Carlisle of the Halifax Regional Police Department. Security around the bridge has increased in recent years, especially since Holly Bartlett was found mortally wounded under the bridge on the Halifax side of the harbour. Barbed wire […]
In Halifax schools, children learn that the city has the second largest natural harbour in the world. It’s one of those motherhood statements that people repeat as a mantra when visitors come calling or businesses look at setting up shop here. So why are we filling it in? Since 2011, the Halifax Port Authority has...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Mayor Mike Savage plays the media CORRECTION: The city’s communication person, Tiffany Chase, tells me that the city actually did receive the $20 million in the form of a wire transfer Thursday. I own the mistake. What follows is simply incorrect. My apologies to […]
The Khyber is saved Without warning, this summer city staff put The Khyber on the list of surplus properties, which is a relatively new process meant to identify and sell off properties the city no longer needs or are deemed to expensive to keep. The staff report gave little in the way of details. The...
After a long summer break, Halifax council returns tomorrow, with the following major issues on plate: Khyber to be sold? There’s still no staff report specifically responding to all the comments about the proposal to sell off the Khyber. The initial staff report from July simply lists the Khyber along with scores of other more...