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Schmidtville Proposed Tree Massacre

Schmidtville Tree File: The True Saga Of A Developer Offering Holiday Turkeys For A Felled Backyard Forest…

Schmidtville Tree File: The True Saga Of A Developer Offering Holiday Turkeys For A Felled Backyard Forest…

By Andrew Macdonald

Schmidtville Trees: A HFX Developer Chopped Down A Backyard Forest in ‘93 – And Everyone Heard About it: The Saga of Frozen Holiday Turkeys for A Felled Forest

I think we need to offer modern-day Halifax City Hall a fine history lesson when it comes to chopping down trees.

As bureaucrats and politicos at City Hall now consider an option to fell 30 stately trees at Schmidtville’s Morris Street, off of Spring Garden Road, because the city wants to build a bike lane, by widening the street, and thus needing the possibility to ‘massacre’ the 30 grand and majestic trees on the downtown Halifax street, The Notebook offers a lesson on a noted housing developer’s own saga with chainsawing trees.

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Halifax City Hall Refuses To Make Bureaucrat Available For Chat Over His Tree Felling Option

Schmidtville Resident William Breckenridge ‘Torn Apart’ By Top City Staffer Mark Nener’s Request To Keep HRM Meeting ‘Top Secret’ – Including Option To Chainsaw – Massacre – Up To 48 Trees

By Andrew Macdonald The Halifax City Hall committee meeting working to install a planned bike lane on Morris Street, in historic Schmidtville was held on Oct. 14th, 2020. The city staffer made a plea at the end of this meeting to have the discussion kept private - in...

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