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27
May
2022

Media Advisory

Navigator Street Outreach Program to release key findings of 2022 HRM Point-in-Time Count

07
February
2022

Dear Premier Houston:

We are writing to you today representing over 4,000 downtown and main street businesses from across Nova Scotia. Many of these businesses, the lifeblood of their communities, have paid a heavy, heavy cost to not only follow, but promote, public health guidelines, in order to protect people as well as our over-extended health care system. But these businesses have existed in a seemingly endless cycle for two years now: rising cases lead to new restrictions, which leads to lost revenues, and then a need to advocate for renewed government support. The current wave has been the hardest thus far for most, as they have already seen two holiday seasons lost and are up to their eyeballs in debt, and are unsure of making payroll and rent, to say nothing of keeping their doors open for another several weeks.

16
December
2021

Dear Premier Houston:

We are writing to you today representing over 4,000 downtown and main street businesses from across Nova Scotia. We are at a critical stage in our fight against COVID-19. We require your immediate attention and assistance so that our members can persevere through this phase best described as “living with Covid”. 

17
September
2021

"IDA Canada is calling on all parties to commit to support the economic and social recovery of our downtowns and main streets through more long-term and sustainable initiatives," says Kate Fenske, the Chair of the International Downtown Association – Canada (IDA Canada) and CEO of Downtown Winnipeg.

03
June
2021

 

June 1, 2021

The Honourable Iain Rankin
Premier of Nova Scotia
Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 1X5

Dear Premier Rankin:

27
May
2021

 

May 27, 2021 

The Hon. Iain Rankin
Premier of Nova Scotia
Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 1X5

Dear Premier Rankin:

20
May
2021

 

May 20, 2021 

The Hon. Iain Rankin
Premier of Nova Scotia
Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 1X5

Dear Premier Rankin:

05
February
2019

Since the spring of 2018, 27 organizations worked together to facilitate discussions around the redevelopment of the Cogswell District to ensure that Halifax advances with the best overall urban design vision possible for the project.