I’m back in Halifax. Many thanks to the guest writers of Morning File over the past two weeks: Lewis Rendell, Katie Toth, Erica Butler, Selena Ross, and Russell Gragg. Russell and bookkeeper extraordinaire Iris also kept the shop running in my absence — no small feat — and for that I’m eternally grateful. I enjoyed […]
Arguably, the proposed Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes wilderness park is the single most important issue faced by the current city council. For one, it’s a huge piece of land; the proposed park comes in at 4,152.9 acres — about 25 per cent larger than the Halifax peninsula. It is majestic territory, complete with a...
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 […]
This week we speak to restaurateur and mayoral candidate Lil MacPherson. With her business partner Chris Bower and a handful of other forward-looking chefs and restauranteurs, MacPherson brought the concept of local and sustainable to a new level in Halifax. MacPherson now wants to bring that ethos to a civic level. Plus, Scott Ferguson is finally exiled to the […]