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N.S. news: Grand Parade restoration nears completion [Video]

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The revitalization of Halifax’s Grand Parade is nearing its final stages as one of the last piece of heavy machinery is removed from the site.

After almost five months of intensive restoration work, the fence that surrounded the green space is now the only remaining barrier between the public and the park.

“We’ve just laid new sod and that sod needs to knit and bond with the ground,” said Max Chauvin, Halifax’s director of housing and homelessness.

The fences are expected to come down within the month of June. Up until February, encampments occupied the area. Some of the people living there had their tents set up for over a year. Since de-designating the encampment, the city has now listed both Grand Parade and Victoria Park as prohibited areas for encampments.

“Staff will go through each of those sites every morning and if somebody has a tent set up, they’ll be asked to leave. They’ll be …

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