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 —...
Nearly two dozen residents or businesses have filed appeals of a recent decision to approve a new development for the Halifax waterfront, triggering a hearing at council later this month. In July, the city’s design review committee approved Southwest Properties’ plans for a residential building on the Lower Water Street property known as the Cunard Block....
A meadow garden project on a municipally-owned right-of-way in Hammonds Plains, planted by residents in Kingswood subdivision, has run into some problems because of municipal rules. The meadow garden — started by Donna and Duff Evers, who live in Kingswood — is located on a quarter-acre plot of land the Evers actually mowed for about […]
A Dartmouth woman recently got a rent increase of 45% for what she believes is retaliation for making complaints about safety and maintenance issues in the building where she lives. Kimberly Rankin has lived at 6 Nivens Avenue in north end Dartmouth since January 2019. But this year, she started reporting issues around the building. […]
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 […]