-Regional council hopes to make something happen at the old Halifax Memorial Library.
The property on Spring Garden Road has been collecting dust – and possibly rats – since the opening of the Halifax Central Library across the street in 2014.
It costs the municipality about $135,000 a year to maintain, and HRM has been in the long process to transfer it back to the provincial government for three years.
Council voted on Tuesday to stop that process and ask the province to get rid of the restriction on the property that only allows it to be used for a park or a library. The report will also explore how HRM could use the space or who else might be able to use it.
-Police in Nova Scotia say a home was deliberately set on fire after a dispute broke out over whether a man was sober enough to drive.
The RCMP in Cumberland County say they were called to a home in the community of East Wallace at 4:25 p.m. Monday.
When officers and firefighters arrived heavy smoke was coming from the home.The fire was eventually put out, but there was severe damage to the basement and main floor.
A man was seen leaving the area in a truck, but was arrested by the RCMP. 49-year-old Gordon Edward Spicer has been charged with arson and impaired driving.