Halifax regional councillors voted on Tuesday to cancel the purchase of an armoured vehicle for the city’s police and reallocate the funding to diversity and inclusion, public safety, and fighting anti-Black racism. Councillors voted to redirect $53,500 to city’s office of diversity and inclusion to make up for a planned cut this year; a total […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Halifax will hold some modified day camps for kids this summer after a vote by regional councillors on Thursday, but the details are sparse. As part of the recast COVID-19 budget process, council’s budget committee met on Thursday and voted to restore funding for $7.4 […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. A former Halifax teacher is calling on the city to reinstate its summer camps for kids, cancelled last month due to COVID-19. JoAnn Murphy emailed Mayor Mike Savage and Coun. Waye Mason this week about the cancellation of summer recreation programming, arguing kids need camps […]
As Sullivan’s Pond reopened last weekend, Dartmouthians may have noticed one fewer goose hanging around. That’s because one of the (in)famous geese has been removed due to aggressive behaviour, the municipality confirmed Wednesday. Nine geese were dropped off on April 20 — a few weeks later than usual due to COVID-19, as the city didn’t...
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Amid a public health emergency that relies on people keeping six feet apart to halt the spread of COVID-19, a team is putting on a full court press to deal with one group of citizens. Housing Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the YMCA, and […]
News 1. Supported living This item is written by Tim Bousquet. In 2013, the Nova Scotia government accepted a report titled “Choice, Equality and Good Lives in Inclusive Communities: A Roadmap for Transforming the Nova Scotia Services to Persons with Disabilities Program.” That 56-page report clearly identified the reliance on large institutions to house people […]
News 1. Seven councillors voting against Austin’s motion Councillor Sam Austin will put a motion before council today to ditch a staff review into the stadium proposal, but at least seven other councillors won’t support it, reports Anjuli Patil with CBC. Steve Streatch, David Hendsbee, Tony Mancini, Russell Walker, Matt Whitman, Steve Adams and Lisa […]
News 1. Northern Pulp’s sci-fi future This item is written by Joan Baxter. It’s all supposed to be decided in just 83 days. Yesterday, Nova Scotia Environment announced that it had received the focus report for Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant, which was required after former environment minister Margaret Miller announced in March that […]