“Halifax downtown needn’t be about meeting the needs of traffic flow first, pedestrians second,” writes Martyn Williams. Now that federal funding will drastically reduce truck traffic downtown it’s time to revisit the Cogswell design plans and do it right this time.
News release: On Thursday, June 6, a group of climate activists disrupted rush-hour traffic by biking far below the speed limit. Adorned with signs and flags advocating for climate action, they chanted songs like “11 years to switch the gears” and “what do we want? Climate action!” through the cacophony of car horns.
CN has announced on its website that it will be applying herbicides on and around its railway tracks in Nova Scotia between June 24 and July 27. That’s all it will say. We tried…
APL’s proposed Willow Tree Development at the corner of Robie and Quinpool will be the subject of a public information session on Thursday June 6, 7pm Halifax Forum. RM documents indicate the developer will have 288 units – nearly a 30% increase in the units and in developer’s profits. Will HRM require a re-negotiation of the number of affordable housing units?
Two major events dealing with a Green New Deal are scheduled in Halifax this month. We talk to one of the organizers of this Thursday’s town hall about how the two events relate, and where they differ.
Media release: Two proposals by Dexel and Rovualis, for 30, 16, 20, and 26 towers at Spring Garden, Robie, College and Carlton Streets are to be considered at a special meeting of the Heritage Advisory Committee on Wednesday, June 5th, 3pm at City Hall.
Raymond Sheppard looks at environmental racism in Nova Scotia. “It could be concluded that environmental racism is an act of attempted genocide,” he writes.
One of more than 150 town halls about The Pact for a Green New Deal is taking place June 6th 2019, in Halifax. Short video included.
Last week Mi’kmaw Water Protectors traveled to Antigonish to confront politicians attending the annual meeting of the provincial Liberals about federal efforts to accommodate the Alton Gas Project. Sadie Beaton explains what is going on. Video by Eliza Knockwood included
An open letter to Mark Furey and Ralph Goodale about the unprovoked RCMP violence at the public meeting in Sherbrooke, NS on May 24.