N.S. Power launches new outage map

The Chronicle Herald – July 12, 2016 Edition AMANDA PANACCI STAFF REPORTER apanacci@herald.ca @AmandaPanacci Nova Scotia Power has launched an online map that delivers nearlive power outage reports on mobile devices. The outage map, started on Sunday, will automatically be updated every 15 minutes and can be viewed directly from your smartphone or tablet. “We know our customers’ expectations are changing especially on a digital landscape,” communications adviser Maeghan Murphy said Monday. Nova Scotia Power was looking for ways to improve communication after tropical storm Arthur hit the Maritimes in July 2014. It took one week to fully restore power…

Dogs being allowed in Quinpool Road shops

The Chronicle Herald – July 8, 2016 Edition SEAN PREVIL STAFF REPORTER sprevil@herald.ca @SeanPrevil There’s no barking so far about a campaign on Quinpool Road to allow dogs in and out of businesses. Paws Here on Quinpool was launched Thursday by the Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association. To start, operators of at least 40 businesses have opened their doors to dogs and another 15 will allow them in outside premises. Karla Nicholson, the association’s executive director and a dog lover herself, said the campaign is a way to keep dogs out of hot cars and to embrace Quinpool’s pet-loving atmosphere.…

Dexel, HRM in talks on Barrington project

  Building’s fate on hold after city takes interest in restoring historic property CHRONICLE HERALD – July 6, 2016 Edition newsroom@herald.ca @chronicleherald A plan to demolish historic buildings on Halifax’s Barrington Street is on hold until the developer and the city can find a solution that keeps their historic value intact. Dexel Developments had planned to demolish three buildings at 1333, 1343 and 1349 Barrington Street, but ran into problems with the designation of the two outermost structures as municipal heritage properties. The company has been working with the city to preserve the heritage elements of the old buildings in…

Making the Case for a National Flood Program

Don Forgeron, IBC President and CEO will be the key note speaker at an Economic Club of Canada event in Halifax on Thursday February 25th, 2016. Don’s presentation will focus on an important topic we all know too well, Atlantic Canada and the Costs of Climate Change: Making the Case for a National Flood Program. He will also address how IBC’s proposed plan will affect Atlantic Canadians when it comes to flood events. Based on previous conversations around climate change in Atlantic Canada, we thought this event may be pertinent to you and your colleagues. Full details of the event…