Housing Accelerator Fund changes will be difficult, but are needed.

(This Opinion Piece was originally published in the Halifax Chronicle Herald Jan. 25, 2024)

That Halifax is in a housing crisis is not news.

Many people are struggling with high rents, high mortgage payments and watching more of their hard-earned dollars go toward keeping roofs over their heads. Many of …


Speaking notes on encampments and the Common

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I absolutely understand why we are hearing so much about concerns we are hearing around tents on the Halifax Common in other parks.

But as Max said quite clearly, this is not a good short-term solution. We know it is not, but there are no good options …


Flood Impacts Update #2 – Jul 22 3pm

Hi all,

Official HRM and Halifax Water updates follow my personal update.

While it has stopped raining, so much rain has fallen up and down the river systems that we will see water impacts continuing for some time.

Dams, roads and bridges can still be at risk.  Even where no …


Flood Impacts Update #1 – Sat Jul 23 7am

Halifax Regional Municipality experienced flash flooding yesterday evening and overnight, with rain continuing this morning.

All residents asked to stay off roads and highways unless it’s an emergency.

Comfort Centres open at Beaverbank Community Centre and East Dartmouth Community Centre for affected residents.

HALIFAX WATER

Due to extreme rainfall, Halifax …


Update on the Wanderers Block

On November 22, 2022, the Public Gardens Foundation’s unsolicited and interesting proposal to help arrange funds for a Botanical Hall on the block was presented by Mr Robert Pace to Council and the public via the Community Planning Economic Development standing committee meeting of Council.

It was natural that the …