One of the more telling moments of budget season in Halifax was not even a part of city council’s official budget discussion. At a regular council meeting on January 29, Councillor Shawn Cleary asked for a report assessing the costs and benefits of tightening up the standards for snow-clearing in Halifax. His fellow councillors, seemingly […]
News 1. Donkin collapse “Work at the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton has been suspended after a roof collapse late last week,” reports the CBC: There was no mining operation underway when the collapse occurred Dec. 28 and no injuries were reported, said Shannon Kerr, a spokesperson for the provincial Labour Department. … Donkin mine vice-president Shannon […]
If you walk, roll, bike, or bus around Halifax in the winter, even the relatively mild one we are currently having, you have probably muttered under your breath at some point, “when will they figure out how to clear the *&^%$ snow in this city?” The short answer, for another year, is: not quite yet....
According to the 2011 sort-of-census, over 77 per cent of people in downtown Halifax get to their jobs by walking, biking, or using transit. In the university district, it’s about 72 per cent. And in the near north end, where I live, it’s about 69 per cent. That’s a whole heck of a lot of […]