I’m Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood Examiner transportation columnist, filling in for Tim this morning. News 1. Tire-burning “A handful of Colchester County residents will get their day in court next year to try and halt a one-year pilot project that would burn tires for fuel at the Lafarge Canada cement plant in Brookfield, 12 […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. The Shaw Group Wilderness™ Yesterday, Halifax council voted to direct staff to continue negotiating a purchase of a part of the Purcells Cove Backlands from The Shaw Group. Gloria McCluskey was the only dissenting vote. Shaw made an offer to the city, and […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Purcells Cove Backlands Yesterday, I took a look at city staff’s recommendation that city council approve the purchase of a parcel in the Purcells Cove Backlands from the Shaw Group. The proposed sale price is secret because we wouldn’t want the public to know […]
At tomorrow’s meeting, Halifax council will take up a staff recommendation to purchase the Purcells Cove Backlands: On April 26 2016, The Shaw Group and Nature Conservancy of Canada (Shaw/NCC) presented a proposal to Regional Council for HRM to acquire lands (subject lands) located in Purcell’s Cove for an Urban Wilderness Park. Staff has been completing the...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Richard Butts, Clayton Developments, and the Purcells Cove backlands Let’s have a quick refresher on the Purcells Cove backlands, which is that stretch of undeveloped land roughly between Spryfield and Purcells Cove. The backlands are the site of two large lakes — Colpitt and […]