Mike Savage: How Halifax’s dizzying growth can hurt some of our most vulnerable citizens

Special to the Star Halifax
It’s been almost two weeks since former hurricane Dorian made his unwelcome visit to the Halifax region, uprooting trees, cutting off power, limiting cell coverage, flooding basements and toppling a massive downtown crane.
We take lessons from crises. They highlight our weaknesses, but they also magnify our strengths. Before, during and after Dorian, we saw a bias toward action. Our emergency operations centre swung into high gear, people put aside other priorities, marshalled crews and co-ordinated an effective response to complex problems…Read More