Ottawa says 15-seat vans no proven risk

Transport Canada says that safety concerns regarding 15-seat passenger vans may be misplaced. Jessie Chauhan, a senior communications assistant with Transport Canada, said the federal department has investigated four accidents involving this type of vehicle since 2000 and hasn't seen a recurring pattern. "We haven't seen a common thread," she said. Eight members of a… Continue reading Ottawa says 15-seat vans no proven risk

Halifax one on Canada’s most sustainable cities-survey

A survey released Wednesday by Corporate Knights magazine ranked Halifax as the second most sustainable city in Canada For the second year in a row, the Halifax Regional Municipality has been ranked as one of Canada's most sustainable medium-sized cities, beating out such competition as Quebec City, Vancouver and Hamilton. The survey's organizers, the Toronto-based… Continue reading Halifax one on Canada’s most sustainable cities-survey

Four peninsula schools face closure as schoolboard looks to future

About 130 people met at Citadel High Tuesday night to decide the fate of four schools on the Halifax peninsula. School board consultant Maureen O'Shaughnessy presented the school board's findings to the crowd of mostly teachers and parents in an effort to gain feedback from the people who will be affected by the proposal. A… Continue reading Four peninsula schools face closure as schoolboard looks to future

Carbon tax trick to implement, experts say

As the pace of global warming continues to accelerate, pressure is being brought to bear on Canada to improve its environmental record Geoff Regan, a Liberal MP from Nova Scotia, and the vice-chair on the standing committee for the environment and sustainable development said the Liberal position on the adoption of a carbon credit system… Continue reading Carbon tax trick to implement, experts say

Homelessness Needs Multifaceted Approach

Homelessness. It's a common sight in large Canadian cites. On most days, a walk down Spring Garden Road reveals at least three or four homeless people panhandling in front of Park Lane Mall or by the McDondald's next to the bus stop. If one advocacy group has its way, however, sights such as this one… Continue reading Homelessness Needs Multifaceted Approach