Pay stations, not parking meters coming soon to Halifax streets

The Halifax Regional Municipality has decided to change the way they do parking, by removing some 1,400 parking meters and replacing them with around 240 pay stations. Swedish-based Cale Systems won the request for proposal process with a bid of…

Human rights board hears discrimination complaint from former Halifax firefighter

A former firefighter is alleging she was discriminated against by Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services because of her gender and disability. A human rights board inquiry began today looking into the allegations. The board heard from Kathleen Symington on…

Fans to fill Halifax stadiums, bars on what mayor calls ‘glorious’ sports day

Halifax sports fans were gearing up Wednesday for what Mayor Mike Savage called a “glorious” sports day that might require a little tenderness from employers the morning after. Savage’s comments were in an open letter released on Twitter this week,…

Will banning street checks be enough? Concerns heard as Halifax community meetings get underway

At the first of three community meetings on the Halifax street check report, the study’s author reiterated his concern that an outright ban on the controversial practice may not be enough to solve concerns raised by the African Nova Scotian…

Halifax to add more rainbow crosswalks ahead of 2019 Pride festival

Halifax will be getting more rainbow crosswalks and repainting its old ones ahead of this year’s Pride celebration. A tender issued on Friday by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) indicates that the municipality is planning to repaint the rainbow crosswalks…

Staff member charged after alleged assault outside Halifax bar

A staff member of Reflections Cabaret in Halifax is facing charges in connection with an alleged assault outside the bar early Friday morning. Halifax Regional Police say the altercation happened just after midnight. READ MORE: Assault outside Halifax bar leaves…

Wabanaki Water Walkers begin long journey to Maine

Mi’kmaw grandmothers braved cold and rainy conditions on Sunday as they began their march to Maine in the name of water. The annual Wabanaki Water Walk is an awareness campaign that honours the sacredness of water in a world of…

Maritime Tattoo Festival helps break through body art stigma

More than 100 artists and 20 businesses from across North America gathered in Halifax this weekend for the Maritime Tattoo Festival. The annual event attracts around 2,000 visitors each year, and with pop-up tattoo booths around every corner, it’s no…