Avalon Sexual Assault Centre’s waitlist on hold

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre’s waitlist on hold

Overwhelmed by increase in demand, the centre is reevaluating
F or the first time since 1996, the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre has temporarily stopped accepting new clients.

Halifax Police swings its Big Truck Energy

A $500,000 armoured rescue vehicle is coming to Halifax.
Halifax Regional Police wants to add a new tool to its belt. At the Board of Police Commissioners meeting on Monday, HRP’s inspector Jim Butler quickly made the case for needing an armoured rescue vehicle (ARV) added to the HRP’s fleet.

HaliFIX moves ahead on Halifax’s first overdose prevention site

Advocates say the city is “more than ready.”
HaliFIX—a group of activists, academics, former addicts and community leaders committed to bringing the first overdose prevention site to Halifax—is moving forward in lieu of the province's immediate support.

International students not here to balance Dalhousie’s budget

A proposed 11 percent tuition increase for new international students stings
Dalhousie's international students are fighting a yearly 11.1 percent tuition increase in the upcoming 2019-2020 budget.

The time is yesterday for action on systemic warehousing of people with disabilities

Advocates demand faster changes to accessible housing
Last Thursday disability advocacy groups presented a letter to the premier, calling on the provincial government to address systemic warehousing of people with disabilities.

Soon it’ll be easier to ignore each other on public transit

City council approves bus-wifi pilot project
Council's work to get more wifi in more places gets a nudge after approving a public transit wifi pilot project, and looking into rejigging the locations of some public wifi locations.

Street check report confirms what Black Haligonians have known for years

Will it be enough to spark change?
Time and time again the stories are told, and time and time again no change has come.

Rental supplements not a fix-all solution to housing crisis

Province’s plan to lighten load on public housing waiting list ramps up
Housing Nova Scotia is on track to meeting its target of applying an additional 500 rental subsidies to reduce the housing wait list.

Parkland in a pinch

Pressure is rising to secure parkland for provincial and city projects amid threat of private sales
Both the municipality and the province have been steadily acquiring additional land to incorporate into parks.

Federal budget funds far off for Nova Scotia’s home-buyers

High rent and low minimum wage mean a budget designed for Toronto misses the mark in Halifax.
The federal housing budget announced solutions to Canada's housing problems last week but experts say the plan isn't likely to change the lives of Nova Scotians.

Final Shambhala International report lacks accountability and follow up

“Life goes on—we’re all in the dark.”
The final phase of an investigation into misconduct in Shambhala International reveals a community ill-equipped to deal with the reports of physical and sexual assault, child abuse, bullying and harassment its members brought forward.

Council to consider cutting construction costs for affordable housing projects

Can Mancini’s motion get Halifax out of it’s housing hole?
Council approved deputy mayor Tony Mancini's motion to incentivize non-profits working in affordable housing to actually break ground.

Part of Sir Sanford Fleming Park up for sale

For a cool $990,000 you can buy a hunk of waterfront property in the middle of the park, unless the city manages to beat you to it
Last week, some HRM staff and members of the public were surprised to learn a section of a long-time public park is not actually owned by the municipality.

Council to vote on spending surplus money to keep tax bill down

This year’s onerous budget process is almost over
O n Friday, council will decide how it's going to pay for the grocery list of parked expenses approved for next fiscal year.

Short-term rental rules to change in favour of Airbnb listers

The Lorelai Gilmores of Nova Scotia are concerned
N ew legislation introduced last week will repeal the Tourist Accommodations Act and create an online registry for short-term rentals like Airbnb, but the new rules could instead open opportunities for enterprising hosts with a mind to avoid taxes.

Building BLxCKHOUSE in North Preston

LeMeia Reddick is redesigning trusted urban spaces
L aMeia Reddick is a unicorn.

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