Posts Tagged ‘HRM’

Tour of Halifax prioritizes Black and Indigenous history

The Public Gardens gate.

A new tour of Halifax is addressing overlooked history and gaining traction around the city.  A collaboration between the NSPIRG and Our Rising, Project Reconstruct’s Political History Tour of Halifax is done from an African Nova Scotian and Indigenous perspective while also combining various other struggles, such as the labour struggle and the anti-war struggle.   The tour culminates in a discussion that takes place…

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Briefs of the week

Two unlit jack-o-lanterns on a wooden table.

Week of Oct. 25, 2018 Trick or Eat 2018 On Halloween, a team of Dalhousie University students will be going door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for the Dalhousie Student Union Food Bank and Feed Nova Scotia. To register, click here. Talking transit Last week, Halifax Regional Municipality announced the launch of Talk Transit: a…

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Canada grows, while NS stagnates

The population of Canada has been steadily growing, but this isn’t the case for Atlantic Canada. In the past 25 years, Canada’s population has grown over 25 per cent while Nova Scotia sits at merely 3 per cent.  Immigrants are critical for Nova Scotia to turn around its economy.   The provincial government has taken serious efforts to increase…

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Briefs of the week

Week of Sept. 24, 2018 No smoking on municipal property starting mid-October Amendments to Halifax’s “respecting nuisances bylaw” will go ahead as planned starting Oct. 15. Over the summer, Halifax Regional Council voted to prohibit smoking or vaping on municipal property except in designated locations. This includes both tobacco and cannabis. The designated locations have…

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No plot holes here

Is this pothole the back door to Narnia? (Photo by Kristie Smith)

In front of the Student Union Building, a 150-centimetre wide pothole lies on the right side of University Avenue. That’s almost five feet long. Yet the pothole is only about three centimetres deep, making it a non-priority pothole for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The city’s website says priority potholes on main roads, such as University…

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Walking in a winter wonderland

Another winter, another Canada-wide attempt to keep the snow at bay. In previous years, standard seasonal dumpings have reduced Halifax to a city-wide slip ‘n slide, making travel by foot a dangerous pass-time. This year, the HRM is trying out a new snow removal policy, lifting the burden of sidewalk-shoveling from residents’ shoulders and assuming…

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Bringing the city to life

She jumped. She jumped with a white hunk of plaster and gauze on her foot, which bound her like a shackle, even though she was stuck in her own home. Dalhousie masters of planning student Danielle Davis jumped for opportunity. “I was stuck,” says Davis. “Interviewing people helped me reach out when I felt really…

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Dalhousie awaits HRM approval for joint arena

The saga to renovate Dalhousie’s athletic facilities is ongoing, with several factors yet to be determined. As work toward renovating the aging Dalplex, on top of building a companion fitness facility, is in the preliminary stages, the university has decided where to build a new rink. The university’s board of governors decided in July that…

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DSU rolls out new bike repair stands

Dalhousie bicyclists will no longer have to fear loose handlebars or flat tires. On Sept. 26, a permanent bike repair stand was installed on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, giving students free, round the clock access to maintenance equipment. A total of eight repair stands will be put in place…

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Buses? What buses?

A bus in Halifax. Photo by Calum Agnew.

  I waited an entire day for the bus to show up. Okay, 24 hours may be an exaggeration, but seriously, that’s exactly what it felt like. We’ve all been there. We wait. We wait some more. Sometimes we even wait a little more. And then the bus finally decides to show up, almost as…

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