Halifax has issued a demolition permit for a Dalhousie University-owned house on Edward Street on the eve of an expedited meeting of council’s Heritage Advisory Committee. As the Halifax Examiner reported earlier this week, Dalhousie started work on the demolition last week before receiving a permit: The municipality has ordered Dalhousie University to stop demolishing […]
News 1. Multi-generational violence in the mass murderer’s family This item contains detailed accounts of violence. Tim Bousquet lays out his latest story, based on documents from the Mass Casualty Commission, right in the first paragraph. And it’s pretty chilling: The man who murdered 22 people in Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020 came […]
The municipality has ordered Dalhousie University to stop demolishing a 19th century building on campus. The university bought 1245 Edward St. last July, and wants to tear it down. As the Halifax Examiner reported in May, residents, led by neighbour Peggy Walt, rallied to call for a stop to Dal’s plans, and they gathered thousands […]
News 1. Lost crew from cruise ships Lawyer Jim Walker points us to a recent (December) “man overboard” incident from the cruise sip Vision of the Seas. An investigation of the incident was conducted by the Commonwealth of the Bahamas because that’s where ship owner Royal Caribbean Cruise Line registers its vessels. The investigation found that a […]
The public was heard last night on the proposed 20-storey (and still, somehow, possible 25-storey) tower at the northwest corner of the Willow Tree intersection in Halifax. Councillors spent about four hours hearing from the project developer and just over 40 people, with many more people filling up the gallery and an overflow viewing room...
The newsroom strike at the Chronicle Herald, now in its tenth month, is hitting arts organizations in the pocketbook. “We’ve seen our [audience] numbers drop by half,” said Pamela Halstead, a director at the Valley Summer Theatre in Wolfville. “We’ve lost tens of thousands of dollars.” Halstead was speaking this morning at a press conference called by […]