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Affordable Multifamily Housing Pilot – Apply Today

      IPOANS Members, Thank you for your participation and feedback on the development of Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Affordable Multifamily Housing pilot! As thanks, we wanted to give you a head start on the pilot application before it is included on our website next week. We encourage you to share the attached communication with your network and specifically to organizations you know are doing great work in an effort to maintain affordability in Nova Scotia’s multifamily housing stock. The pilot intent is to reduce operating expenses and improve the viability of Nova Scotia’s multifamily housing sector by providing free…

New Canadians bring new business

Hadhad family launches factory in Antigonish COREY LEBLANC newsroom@herald.ca @chronicleherald The Chronicle Herald – August 20, 2016 Edition How sweet it is. Just more than seven months after arriving in Canada, Assam Hadhad has reached another important milestone with his small business. He and his family — the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Antigonish — hosted a celebration Aug. 10 to mark the opening of the Peace by Chocolate production facility. Nestled in the corner of their Bay Street yard, with more than 100 well-wishers on hand, Assam and his son, Tareq, cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of…

Nova Centre changes approved

THE CHRONICLE HERALD – August 20, 2016 Edition Some last-minute changes to the Nova Centre have been approved — but with conditions. The changes proposed by developer Joe Ramia for the $500-million downtown Halifax development went before the municipal Design Review Committee Thursday. The committee approved the motion for the changes, but replaced the original conditions suggested by municipal staff to require brick walls on the Prince Street and Market Street elevations be made of design elements which reduce the scale of the walls. Staff added that these changes at the corner of Prince Street could “include changes in relief,…

City updates will require bylaw changes

  THE CHRONICLE HERALD – August 19, 2016 Edition The introduction of pay stations to replace parking meters will require changes to the relevant bylaws, officials say. Halifax Regional Municipality staff told the Chronicle Herald Wednesday that they are abandoning parking meters for pay stations similar to those found in many parking lots in a major upgrade that could cost about $4.5 million. David McCusker, parking strategy co-ordinator, said residents will soon be able to pay for parking with credit cards and top up their meters from their smartphones. But right now, the current parking bylaw doesn’t include any of…