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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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The War on the Dandelion

The War on the Dandelion

It’s that time of year when Halifax yards are filled with dandelions, which have not yet had their first spring cut. As you walk around our community you can see many lawns filled with bright yellow dandelions, and each one will be peppered with several bees perhaps enjoying their first meal of the year. These spring flowering weeds are an important food for many insects, a meal that many of us will spend countless hours trying to remove for cosmetic…

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Need an excuse to not mow the lawn this spring? – News95.7 Radio interview

Need an excuse to not mow the lawn this spring? – News95.7 Radio interview

It’s that time of year when Halifax yards are filled with dandelions, which have not yet had their first spring cut. As you walk around District 12, you can see many lawns filled with bright yellow dandelions, and each one will be peppered with severalbees perhaps enjoying their first meal of the year. These spring flowering weeds are an important food for many insects, a meal that many of us will spend countless hours trying to remove for cosmetic reasons….

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Safe Pick up

Safe Pick up

Online purchases are quickly growing in popularity from places like Kijiji or Facebook. Unfortunately, in today’s world, these purchases are not without risk to the purchaser and seller. Most exchanges go without a hitch, and both parties walk away happy, but sometimes there are situations that may make you feel uncomfortable or meeting in places that just don’t seem safe. In Bellingham, WA, they have built the new Blackstone Street Police station with an advanced camera system to monitor their…

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