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Somewhere over the Interchange...

Somewhere over the Interchange...

After decades of talk, the abysmal Cogswell Interchange will finally be demolished starting later this year, replaced with public space and mixed-use residential. It’s a 50-year-old dream come true, for Halifax—if it happens.
Wake up, Halifax.

The road to nowhere

How we arrived at the Cogswell Interchange.
1945 Civic Planning Commission calls for harbour bridges and arterial roads to raise tax income.

How to fix the city 2015

Criticism, as Winston Churchill said, may not be agreeable but it is necessary. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

Bus ticket monopoly is a hassle for retailers and riders

Halifax says it has all the ticket outlets it needs, TYVM.
Public retailers want to make money for the city by selling bus tickets, but HRM keeps telling them “no.”

Forensic lab closure a blow to justice

For better or worse, evidence is being outsourced.
Halifax’s RCMP forensic lab is closing in March—a move that will either make our clogged justice system more efficient, or delay it further.

Transit services fall short on accessibility

Even Access-a-Bus isn’t so accessible.
On a blistering winter evening at the Halifax Shopping Centre, wheelchair user Gerry Post makes his way to a bus stop.

Streetlight scarcity casts risky shadows

Dark roads can pose a danger to residents, pedestrians and drivers.
Old, ineffective streetlights across downtown Halifax leave streets ill-lit after dusk.

Crosswalk signals are pushing all the wrong buttons

Screw the red hand: the light is green.
About six months after he was elected to Halifax council, the city upgraded a major intersection at University Avenue and Robie Street in Waye Mason’s district.

Impounded dogs are at the mercy of slow-moving courts

Criminal canines are guilty until proven innocent.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Bastarache visited her dog at Wyndenfog.

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