Media release: On October 13, 2020 a meeting of the Peninsula South Complete Streets Advisory Committee was exploring ways to make it possible for bike lanes to go through Morris Street in Schmidtville (the neighbourhood bounded by Clyde, Queen, South, Morris and Brenton Streets In downtown Halifax.) Among the possibilities mentioned by HRM staff to achieve this goal was the cutting down of up to 48 trees on Morris Street.

Judy Haiven: “What is the point of the city declaring downtown Halifax’s Schmidtville a Heritage Conservation District when hundreds of houses in the area are at risk of cracking, shifting and even falling apart? Why should local people have to put up with more excavations and blasting so some rich guys can get richer?”