Pam Berman


Pam Berman is CBC Nova Scotia's municipal affairs reporter. She's been a journalist for almost 35 years and has covered Halifax regional council since 1997. That includes four municipal elections, 19 budgets and countless meetings. Story ideas can be sent to

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Halifax council wants to double budget for traffic calming

Halifax councillors want to double the amount of money spent on traffic calming projects next year to $2 million.

Number of charges related to extreme speeding spiked last year in Halifax

Halifax councillors believe the latest statistics on charges laid against drivers accused of speeding at least 50 km/h over the limit underlines their concerns about traffic safety.

Halifax police budget with 2.7% increase debated by municipal council

A proposed budget of almost $100 million in 2021-2022 for the Halifax Regional Police headed to regional council on Wednesday. It's a 2.7 per cent increase over last year's adjusted budget in June.

Community council to discuss redevelopment of Halifax heritage house

A redevelopment proposal for a Halifax heritage property will get first reading by the Halifax and West Community Council Tuesday night.

Halifax police left dozens of IT security holes despite warning, audit finds

Halifax Regional Police gave wrong information to the board of police commissioners and has done little to improve the force's IT security, the municipality's auditor general said Thursday.

Legal bills for Annapolis County top $1M for 2 disputes over past 3 years

The Municipality of the County of Annapolis has spent more than a million dollars on two legal disputes over the past three years.

Halifax council approves development that will provide housing for Indigenous people

Halifax regional council unanimously endorsed amendments Thursday night to planning rules that will allow the construction of a housing development for Indigenous people that will include an emergency shelter and permanent housing in Halifax's south end.

UARB rules in favour of Hatchet Lake commercial development

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has ruled that proposal by a developer to construct a fast food outlet and a gas bar in Hatchet Lake, N.S., does reasonably comply with the planning bylaws for the area.

Halifax-based developer hopes to have design for Bloomfield site this year

Banc Invesments was given the OK to buy the long-vacant Bloomfield site on Sept. 1, but the property deed was only recently transferred on Jan. 25. Alex Halef, who heads up the Halifax-based company, told CBC News he's unsure when construction will begin at the Agricola Street site.

Halifax police board approves budget that includes body-cam project co-ordinator

Halifax's police commission has endorsed a proposed 2021-22 budget for the regional police force that will increase spending by three per cent above this year's budget of $86.2 million.