A Black man who is a retired firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the Halifax fire department, alleging that he has been discriminated against because of his race. George Cromwell’s detailed Statement of Claim references incidents that date back to soon after amalgamation of the predecessor governments into the Halifax Regional Munipality in 1996, and […]
News 1. Another SHIP Show at the Civic Centre “Okay, here’s what we’re going to do,” writes Mary Campbell: you’re going to give me your cell phones and I’m going to lock you in this room and let you read this article. You can take notes, but I’m going to take them away from you when […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Halifax needs a living wage ordinance Last week, Halifax council wrestled with a contract for parking enforcement. The term for the former contractor, ISSA, had expired, but that company agreed to continue providing enforcement on a month-by-month basis until a new contract was […]
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...
Today’s Morning File is written by Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood transportation columnist here at the Examiner. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Northern Pulp still waiting on approval for glyphosate spraying The planned start date for Northern Pulp’s spraying of over 3000 acres of woodland has passed, and the Nova […]
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 […]
On Sunday April 24 Solidarity Halifax organized a public meeting to discuss the strike at the Halifax Chronicle Herald, currently dragging into its fourth month. Striking Chronicle Herald news editor Pam Sword, Saint Mary’s labour professor Judy Haiven and the Halifax Examiner’s own Tim Bousquet spoke to a standing room-only crowd. Examineradio is happy to present the […]
Today, Halifax CAO Richard Butts abruptly announced he is resigning from City Hall. Butts will stick around for a few weeks as the job “transitions,” but effective immediately City Solicitor John Traves “will assume the authority and responsibilities of the CAO Office,” said city spokesperson Breton Murphy in a press release. The choice of Traves — and not Deputy...