Permitting secondary suites and backyard suites

Permitting secondary suites and backyard suites

On March 27, 2018 Regional Council initiated a process to consider amendments to the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy and all applicable community municipal planning strategies/land-use by-laws to simplify the development of secondary and backyard suites. The draft Centre Plan(External link) is considering creating policy and regulations to widely permit secondary and backyard suites in the Centre Plan area (Halifax and Dartmouth within the Circumferential highway). While public feedback has been received on this topic to date, additional consultation is forthcoming…

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Parks Canada Agency is planning to permanently close its Archaeology Laboratory in Nova Scotia

Parks Canada Agency is planning to permanently close its Archaeology Laboratory in Nova Scotia

Parks Canada Agency is planning to permanently close its Archaeology Laboratory in Woodside (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia, and move the facility’s archaeology collection, historical objects collection, and staff to Gatineau, Québec. This state-of-the-art facility was purpose-built in 2009 and is the only laboratory of its kind in Atlantic Canada.The archaeology collection contains approximately 1.45 million archaeological objects representing thousands of years of Atlantic Canadian heritage. The stories of our region’s diverse Indigenous and immigrant cultures are told through artifacts from Port…

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Political Panel Debates the 2017 Provincial Election.

Political Panel Debates the 2017 Provincial Election.

Join us weekly for in-depth information, historical perspectives, and public debate on the most pressing issues facing Nova Scotians. On our CoveFM panel we have Shannon Shields and Liam Anderson political engaged residents of Halifax.

Iain Rankin-Liberal on 88.7 CoveFM

Iain Rankin-Liberal on 88.7 CoveFM

Iain Rankin was first elected in October 2013, and named Caucus Chair in 2015. He is the Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, and Chair of the Assemblée Parliamentaire de la Francophonie. Before entering politics Iain worked as a project manager, and director of operations in commercial development. He served on the Board of many non-profit organizations in Timberlea-Prospect, including Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust and the Resource Opportunities Centre. Since becoming an MLA, Iain has focused on building…

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Tim Kohoot – Progressive Conservative Candidate on 88.7 CoveFM

Tim Kohoot – Progressive Conservative Candidate on 88.7 CoveFM

At 41, Tim Kohoot already has a lifetime of experience in a wide range of industries. Since growing up on a small Manitoba farm, he has worked as a chef and a professional musician. He also holds a doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine. In 2002, Kohoot launched creative and business development agency Kohoot Media, which is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the last 14 years, he has taken a creative, innovative, and a holistic approach to brand promotion, allowing…

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Linda Moxsom Skinner – NDP on 88.7 CoveFM

Linda Moxsom Skinner – NDP on 88.7 CoveFM

Linda Moxsom Skinner was nominated as the Nova Scotia NDP candidate for Timberlea-Prospect on November 26, 2016. Linda has distinguished herself as a strong community advocate and activist.  Her commitment to social, environmental and economic justice is evident in her leadership roles in business, government, politics and education.  Linda has served on the Board of the Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization and was a founding member of the BLT Today Community Group that will host Earth Day Community Clean Up,…

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Harry Ward – Green Party

Harry Ward – Green Party

  Harry Ward – Green Party Working with the Municipal and Provincial levels of Government and local organizations/clubs/groups through volunteerism and earning leadership skills from 20 years of entrepreneurship has given Harry Ward a unique understanding of the wants, needs and visions of his community. At 33, Harry was married, had a son, lived in Lewis Lake, and felt the time was right to take a chance and start his own business. From the coupling of his education in high-end…

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Julie Chaisson – PC Candidate on 88.7 CoveFM

Julie Chaisson – PC Candidate on 88.7 CoveFM

Julie was born in Halifax, NS and is the youngest of ten children. She grew up in Head of St. Margaret’s Bay and currently lives in Chester Basin. Julie has celebrated 30 years of marriage with her husband Mike and is a mother to Andrew, Emily, Matthew and mother-in-law to his wife Anne. Professionally, Julie has over 30 years retail and operational experience in senior management throughout a diverse group of industries including farmers’ markets, energy, transportation, large retail and…

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Denise Peterson-Refuse on 88.7 CoveFM

Denise Peterson-Refuse on 88.7 CoveFM

Denise is a lifelong resident of Chester and presently lives in her grandmother’s home with her husband Wayne and son Brandon. Throughout Denise’s life she has involved herself in community development. She has shown a natural flare to help others and this certainly continues in her life now as a MLA. Denise’s professional life laid a solid foundation for her to become a Member of the Legislative Assembly. After receiving a diploma in radio and television broadcasting and a Degree…

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Hugh MacKay on 88.7 CoveFM

Hugh MacKay on 88.7 CoveFM

“The Ripple” with Host John Bignell on 88.7 CoveFM   HUGH MACKAY CHESTER-ST. MARGARET’S Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Hugh MacKay is the Liberal Candidate for Chester-St. Margaret’s in the next provincial election. Hugh lives and works in Glen Haven, N.S., as the Executive Director of GeoAlliance Canada. He is the past-president of the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia, and the Founder and Director of Doors Open Halifax. A graduate of NSCC and Dalhousie University, Hugh has lived and…

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