Nova Scotia’s Utility and Review Board says it has no authority to waive Halifax Water’s fees for non-profits building affordable housing, and those fees are likely going up. In a decision released Thursday, the UARB approved Halifax Water’s request to increase its regional development charge, or RDC. The RDC is meant to pay for direct […]
Halifax Water wants to pay to replace every lead pipe in the city over the next 18 years with a plan that’s unrivalled across the country, but the utility heard concerns on Monday that the timeline may still be too slow for some homeowners. The utility made the case for the plan to its regulator,...
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. Access denied: Health Authority refuses to share the results of its transportation survey Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler quite understandably wanted to see the data produced by the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NHSA) transportation survey of its staff — how people got to work, basically (drove, bussed, cycled, walked). Butler didn’t ask for and […]
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 […]