A new roundabout planned for West Bedford is millions over budget before construction has started, and the municipality is proposing closing part of Larry Uteck Boulevard for three months to limit further cost overruns. The roundabout will replace the conventional intersection of Larry Uteck Boulevard and Broad Street, at the north end of Broad Street....
People all over HRM would be able to sell their own homegrown produce if councillors approve a proposed set of bylaw amendments. At its meeting on Tuesday, Halifax regional council voted to direct staff to develop amendments to legalize so-called market gardens — where food is “grown or prepared to be sold or shared with...
A Halifax woman celebrated a victory today after the Residential Tenancy Board rejected her landlord’s application to have her renovicted from her apartment. Stacey Gomez has lived in an apartment on Church Street since December 2017. Her landlord, Marcus Ranjbar, purchased the property at the end of 2021 and started the process to have tenants, […]
News 1. Nova Scotia Power fined $375,000 This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) has slapped Nova Scotia Power with a $375,000 fine for failing to meet performance standards established more than five years ago. The utility filed its annual report last March and the data show […]
The police board has voted to make the Halifax Regional Police policies on extra-duty and off-duty employment public following criticism about officers working security at local grocery stores. The Board of Police Commissioners met virtually on Wednesday, its first full meeting since the public started noticing Halifax Regional Police officers guarding produce at their local […]
Almost half of workers in Nova Scotia aren’t making a living wage, according to the latest report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. A worker in Halifax needs $23.50 an hour to meet the rising cost of living, Christine Saulnier of CCPA-NS concludes in the report. That’s up from $22.05 last year. The figure […]
News 1. Biomass is not green energy, but that’s not stopping Nova Scotia Power “Just when we thought the news on energy prices couldn’t get worse, it does. Nova Scotia plans on burning more biomass to generate “renewable” energy,” Jennifer Henderson reports. Her story starts off with bad news: Now in its latest update, Nova […]
Millions in public money invested in a Dartmouth company is lost after creditors approved a debt restructuring plan. As part of the plan, approved at a meeting on Friday, a total of $6.8 million in provincial and federal tax dollars owed by Intelivote Systems Inc. won’t be recouped. Dean Smith founded Intelivote in 2003 to...
News 1. Stacey Gomez makes case against renoviction to residential tenancies Stacey Gomez made her case against being renovicted at a residential tenancies hearing yesterday, Zane Woodford reports. Gomez’s landlord, Marcus Ranjbar (of the now-defunct Instagram account @halifaxhouseflips), sought to evict her so that he could renovate the building. Instead of leaving, Gomez fought. Woodford […]
News 1. Susie Butlin Tim Bousquet reports on what happened in the weeks before Susie Butlin was murdered by her neighbour, Ernest Ross (Junior) Duggan in 2017. Bousquet writes: In June 2018, RCMP’s H Division [Nova Scotia] Criminal Operations requested an Independent Officer Review of the events leading up to Butlin’s murder. That review was […]