Halifax’s homeless get a new boost

Government-funded Housing First to provide shelter, support to 60 people MICHAEL TUTTON THE CANADIAN PRESS August 1 2015 – The Chronicle Herald A program designed to bring shelter and support teams to 60 chronically homeless people in Halifax was launched Friday by three levels of government. The approach known as Housing First will provide shelter and assistance beginning in the fall and over the next four years for people who have been living on the streets of the city. The program will operate through the North End Community Health Centre in Halifax, which assigns a team that includes a mental…

Clear trash bags will soon be the norm in HRM. Here’s what to expect.

IN THE CLEAR MARY ELLEN MACINTYRE STAFF REPORTER mmacintyre@herald.ca @CH_MEMacIntyre July 25, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald The garbage police don’t trust us. That’s why you’ll be able to see through the garbage bags lining the streets of Halifax Regional Municipality come Aug. 1. It’s all about trust or lack thereof. Think you might still be able to sneak an empty soda can into a garbage bag? Think again. Perhaps toss a half-eaten peanut-butter-and-jam sandwich into the garbage? Better not. On the first day of August, your garbage-related sins will be on display for all the world to see. ‟We’re…

Southwest sell-offs make sense

ROGER TAYLOR BUSINESS COLUMNIST rtaylor@herald.ca @CH-RogerTaylor  July 24, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald Southwest Properties Ltd. has been strategically selling off pieces of its commercial portfolio recently to concentrate on its burgeoning residential development business. The developer has sold the former Moirs chocolate factory at 375 Pleasant St. in Dartmouth, which Southwest acquired in 2007 and redeveloped as a commercial centre with Value Village as an anchor tenant – rebranding the complex as Dartmouth Gate. The company, headed by wellknown businessman Jim Spatz, its chairman and CEO, also sold Windmill Crossing, the former home of Moosehead Breweries at 656 Windmill…

Ben’s site listing lacks price

But large lot on Halifax property assessed at almost $2.7m PATRICIA BROOKS ARENBURG BUSINESS REPORTER pbrooks@herald.ca @CH_PBA July 23, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald The sales listing for the former Ben’s Bakery property in Halifax includes the size of the parcels (about one hectare), the zoning (commercial and residential), photos and site plans. But it’s missing one main ingredient that is key to any real estate deal – the price. Owner Canada Bread Co. Ltd. has hired CBRE Ltd. to help it sell the various lots it has bordered by Quinpool Road and Shirley, Preston and Pepperell streets. The real…