The provincial government is making it easier to be a taxi or Uber driver, loosening the requirements to obtain the licence needed to be a driver for hire. In a news release Thursday, titled “Province Reduces Burden on Ride Hailing Services,” the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal announced it’s “establishing a modernized, restricted Class […]
Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft have received their final green light to start operating in Halifax. Regional council voted 13-4 in favour of taxi bylaw amendments to regulate ride-hailing companies, which the municipality calls transportation network companies, or TNCs, during its virtual meeting on Tuesday. Councillors Lindell Smith, Shawn Cleary, Stephen Adams and Richard...
News 1. Partners for Care closes up shops Jennifer Henderson reports for the Halifax Examiner: Partners for Care, the non-profit group which ran half a dozen gift shops at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre for 25 years, abruptly closed the doors at its remaining four locations Tuesday. A charity without charitable activities to operate raises […]
News 1. City keeps policing report secret The city is keeping a $200,000 consultants’ report into police services private. Councillor Lorelei Nicoll requested the report in 2018 as a way to identify service gaps and ways to save money. The report has been completed, but you can’t read it. Zane Woodford writes about the report’s […]
Halifax councillor Shawn Cleary’s proposal for a cooling-off period for councillors and senior officials was met with a cool reception at council. The request for a staff report looking into the policy, which would temporarily bar politicians and some staff from taking a job dealing with the city after their terms ended, came up during...
News 1. Northern Pulp Mill “A permanent injunction has been granted preventing fishermen from blocking survey vessels from carrying out work for a contentious treated waste pipeline into the Northumberland Strait,” reports the Canadian Press: Justice Josh Arnold approved the injunction Tuesday after Northern Pulp and the fishermen agreed to a consent order last week. […]
Joan Baxter here again, filling in for Tim who is in Toronto for Wrongful Conviction Day, and being recognized by Innocence Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for, and exonerating individuals convicted of a crime that they did not commit. He is being awarded the the Tracey Tyler Award for his reporting on the […]