News 1. Northern Pulp is demanding “more than $100 million” from the province Joan Baxter has the latest chapter in the Northern Pulp saga: “Northern Pulp — a Paper Excellence company that belongs ultimately to the billionaire corporate empire of the Widjaja family of Indonesia — is giving the Nova Scotia government two months notice […]
Premier Tim Houston said his government won’t fight a Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decision that found the province systemically discriminated against people with disabilities. Three people with mental disabilities — Beth MacLean, Joey Delaney, and Sheila Livingstone — filed a human rights complaint in 2014 against the provincial government regarding their institutionalization in the […]
The 73 units of modular housing announced for people living in parks this week will each have their own washroom and shower, but the timeline on their installation is still unclear. Mayor Mike Savage and Assistant Chief of Emergency Management Erica Fleck, who’s been assigned to lead HRM’s response to homelessness for three months, announced […]
News 1. Party leaders debate economic policy Jennifer Henderson reports on yesterday’s leaders’ debate hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. Not surprisingly, the focus was economic issues, although health care and mental health care (why are we still making this distinction?) figured in the debate as well. Henderson writes: So which party should you […]
Just two years after guys named Steve outnumbered women on regional council, Haligonians have opted for near gender parity. At least seven women were elected to serve as councillors in Halifax Regional Municipality for the next four years, according to unofficial election results tallied Saturday night. Just after 11 p.m., Halifax announced it wouldn’t be […]
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 —...
There are three candidates vying for the seat at the head of the Halifax regional council table — the two-term incumbent mayor, a two-term councillor, and a young TikToker. The three candidates sparred in a forum last week, but they also answered some questions for the Halifax Examiner. The Examiner posed the same five questions […]
Two opposing candidates with well-entrenched positions argued back and forth as the man in between tried to find the middle ground during a mayoral candidates forum in Halifax on Wednesday. Mayor Mike Savage, Max Taylor and Coun. Matt Whitman appeared at the forum, hosted by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission at a hotel for a […]
News 1. Mark Furey takes no action on Assoun case “Nova Scotia’s Justice Minister Mark Furey has yet to make inquiries to find out why someone within the Halifax RCMP deleted a large number of computer files and removed boxes of physical evidence that might have prevented Glen Assoun from being wrongfully imprisoned for 17 […]
Halifax regional council unanimously rejected a recommendation from staff and voted on Tuesday to spend $750,000 to help the Nova Scotia Nature Trust fill a big gap in the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes wilderness area. Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes is the picturesque area between Bayers Lake and Hammonds Plains. Within that area, 1,700 hectares, or...