Hi folks, Erica Butler here filling in for Tim today. News 1. Halifax to lose another director: Bruce Zvaniga resigns Director of transportation and public works Bruce Zvaniga has resigned, reports Zane Woodford of The Star/Metro. Zvaniga has only been at the helm of the massive public works department since 2015. Zvaniga is the third […]
Halifax city council may be asking the province to lower speed limits on residential streets. Last week, council’s transportation committee approved a recommendation that would see Halifax request a change in the provincial Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) to reduce “prima facie” speed limits in residential areas down to 40 kph from the current 50 kph....
Halifax is poised to make its Low Income Transit Pass pilot program permanent, and start talking to the province about getting transit passes into the hands of income assistance recipients. If council approves the recommendation from their Transportation Standing Committee, the city will start accepting applications for the new permanent program in May, with a […]
November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription to the Halifax Examiner. News 1. Just how low, and how bad, can the Chronicle Herald get? In a bid to restart negotiations between the Chronicle Herald management and its striking newsroom employees, the union sent the company a request for a meeting. But the company […]
This week is a special Halifax Examiner Subscription Drive episode. We look back on some of the highlights of nearly two years’ worth of this podcast and radio show, including interviews with former MPs Megan Leslie and Peter Stoffer, Toronto Star journalist Alex Boutilier and lawyer-turned-author Philip Slayton. Oh, and Mayor Mike Savage. Plus, Tim […]
I’ve asked two questions of candidates: 1. Will you support a living wage ordinance? (background here and here) 2. If elected, what single thing would you want to accomplish as councillor (or mayor)? The candidates’ unedited responses follow. I’ll update this page as I receive more responses Use these links to jump ahead to specific […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Death “Police investigators on Monday morning were dealing with the aftermath of a house fire at 25 MacKay Lane in Eastern Passage,” reports Local Xpress. “RCMP were called to the scene overnight after a report shots were fired. A body has reportedly been found […]
This week, we welcome Jane’s Walk organizer and candidate for city council, Sam Austin. He talks the walk and discusses development, since that’s all anybody’s talking about as of late. Also, development! Lucky north end Haligonians are thrilled with the promise of a shiny new parking lot where their homes once stood. This is thanks […]