Sloane wants more garden time

City Councillor Dawn Sloane asked that the city consider lengthening the season for the park.

Halifax councillor Dawn Sloane wants the Public Gardens to be more public. At Tuesday's council meeting she asked that the city consider lengthening the season for the park.

"I understand it can't be open when there's three feet of snow on the path," she says. "But there's no reason we can't keep it open until the first snow or ice storm, and open it again when the weather's nice. In the sping, people want to see the crocuses and tulips." Presently, the gardens are open from the end of May to the beginning of November.

Council unanimously approved her request to direct staff to research the issue, and to bring back a report detailing costs and potential liabilities. That report is expected this fall. —Tim Bousquet

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