Because of the coronavirus the Amalgamated Transit Union wants only essential workers to travel on the bus. Don’t forget about poor people, says Kendall Worth, they depend on the bus.
In light of racist police violence in Halifax it’s time to take another look at body cams, says Raymond Sheppard.
PSA: Council is about to vote on a funding request in support of a secure future for the Bus Stop Theatre, and they are looking for your help.
Why is it taking so very, very long for city staff to write a report on how to make sure that city contractors pay their workers a half decent wage? Good question.
What all could we do to make Halifax a world class city if we had $20,000,000 to spend? Judy Haiven investigates.
On Tuesday evening, news of yet another extremely serious pedestrian incident. At 7.45pm on a wet and windy evening, a 57 year old man was hit by a vehile on the 300 block of Windmill Road, Dartmouth and left with life threatening injuries. Martyn Williams has some observatons about the age of the victim, and the state of Windmill Road.
Halifax Fire District Chief and Restorative Lead Kevin Reade on the racism he encountered when he joined Halifax Fire as a Black recruit, the Human Rights complaint and the formation of the Association of Black Firefighters, and the challenges and opportunities offered by a restorative justice approach.
Two pedestrian fatalities and an additional two serious incidents involving cyclists inside a week is too much for any one of us to bear. A city which is a liability for its most vulnerable road users has lost its way, its soul and spirit. Yet some inexpensive but highly effective measures could begin to turn things around almost immediately, writes Martyn Williams.
Martyn Williams: “Roads which look and feel like Highways don’t belong in urban areas and will only result in more fatalities involving all road users and no progress with achieving transport diversity and creating enjoyable, liveable communities. We need to figure out a cost effective means of adapting them for use by all.”
Actor and comedian Cathy Jones believes HRM Mayor and Council aren’t taking citizens’ concerns and best interests into account when making decisions about development approvals, but instead they’re following the developers’ lead.