The City of Halifax limits access to summer camp to only three weeks for kids with disabilities. Kids without disabilities can go for the full eight weeks. Not only is that unfair, it also breaks the law, write the parents of twin boys with disabilities who are missing out as a result.
Angela Bowden went to the NCA counter rally in Halifax this Saturday, and she has some questions for the police. “The facts are that while the soldiers of Odin and NCA take up as much space as they please, our sons cannot walk in a group larger than three without the police taking their threat to public safety serious enough to street check them,” she writes.
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?
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.
Judy Haiven looks back on the racist reign of terror at Halifax Transit. How could this reign of terror go on for 14 plus years? How could a Black man become unemployed and then die due to the stress of living with the anger and threats directed at him by racist co-workers? How could a white man and his Black wife receive such soul-destroying treatment for the mere crime of loving each other? When will anyone step up to explain what happened and how it won’t happen again?
“What bothers me the most in all of this is that city lawyers advanced this argument that the racist slurs directed at Y.Z. were protected under free speech provisions.” We talk with Equity Watch spokesperson and lawyer Connor Smithers-Mapp about how unions, councillors and management continue to evade the issues of racism, homophobia and misogyny at the City’s workplaces.
News release: Development Option Halifax is calling on the Mayor and Council to require HRM planning staff to provide 3-D models to let citizens see what Centre Plan’s changes to the city will really look like, before the Plan is approved.
It’s been hard to picture the total impact of two side by side massive developments on Spring Garden and Robie, since the two initiatives have been winding their way through the approval process independently. Now, thanks to the hard work of architectural student Hadrian Laing, there is a model that encompasses the entire neighbourhood, its current buildings and the two proposed developments.
City bureaucrats have no idea how many Halifax Transit users are subjected to racist attacks. People who call 311 to report a racist incident may well end up dealing with an argumentative operator who raises doubts about the veracity of the caller. Just two things that came to light during a panel discussion on the increase of racist attacks on Halifax Transit users.
Scott Neigh of Talking Radical interviews Liane Tessier and Judy Haiven on the remarkable success of Equity Watch, the workplace anti-bullying organization that is making a real difference.