Media release: Friends of Halifax Common are at Law Amendments to ask that the Nova Scotia Legislature not to approve legislation to permit new building on the Central Common for HRM’s proposed Aquatic Centre. A public consultation process for the Common Master Plan begun in December 2017 has never come back to the citizens for final input and approval.
This weekend’s video is a short but powerful one, a conversation with Andrew, one of the folks living in a one-person crisis shelter constructed by Halifax Mutual Aid.
Signalized intersections are beyond doubt statistically the most dangerous place to cross the road, especially for people with mobility issues. The vast majority of signalized intersections in Halifax provide no dedicated infrastructure protection at all for pedestrians – just two faded white lanes and a legal right of way. Too many people have been killed there. Tell your councillor things must change.
We are accustomed to weave our way past turning drivers on signalized intersections with a mixture of luck and skill. Signalized intersections are known to be treacherous for vulnerable road users and account for around 40% of pedestrian incidents within the municipality. Yesterday a 75 year-old citizen of Halifax was left with life threatening injuries after being struck on a crosswalk by the driver of a truck.
A new media outlet in Halifax has made it its mission to report on everything you ever wanted to know about Halifax council and its many committees and commissions.
Letter: The staff at Out of the Cold (OTC) would like to strongly voice our support for Halifax Mutual Aid (HMA), for the hard work they have volunteered towards constructing and installing crisis shelters for people experiencing homelessness.
A Halifax mutual aid group has been building and distributing small crisis shelters for people with nowhere warm to sleep. The response of the municipality and some of the city councillors has been disappointing, writes Solidarity Kjipuktuk – Halifax, and the group offers some suggestions of things that could have been said instead.
After declaring a climate emergency Halifax committed to buy upwards of 150 diesel buses from then until 2023. Meanwhile, PEI announced that their entire fleet of 220 school buses would be electrified by 2040 or sooner, and that, without preamble, they’d gone ahead and purchased their first twelve all-electrics. Zack Metcalfe investigates.
The secretive sale of the former Bloomfield Centre shows once again that stopping gentrification and creating affordable housing is not a priority in this city, or indeed, this province.
Friends of the Common wants a proposed 23-story high-rise tower on Robie Street stopped. “This Development Agreement not only denies the earlier council decision and staff recommendations to limit the height to 6 storeys, it makes a mockery of public participation by voiding the historic and more recent input of citizens,” they write.