Tanya Shaw, a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Costume Studies program, created Unique Solutions Design, Ltd. in 1994. Shaw has written that the company was “originally founded to provide custom sewing patterns tailored to fit its customers’ individual measurements.” Soon Shaw was being recognized for her business accuum. In 2000, the accounting firm Ernst & Young named her […]
Archives for October 2014
News 1. Guns “Halifax Regional Police has purchased more military issue semi-automatic weapons,” reports the CBC. As an example of why the cops need to carry C8 rifles, the ceeb points to Wednesday’s incident when a (possibly) mentally ill man tired to escape from a burglary scene by paddling a canoe across the Northwest Arm: […]
News 1. Nova Star idle The Nova Star has no wintertime bookings, the Chronicle Herald’s Michael Gorman reports. The business plan for the Yarmouth ferry was for it, like its predecessors, to go south during the off-season, to pick up a bit of revenue. The old Cat ferry, for example, one winter operated between Florida and the Bahamas, and another winter […]
Development proposals Wellington Street This development proposal from Dino Capital has its neighbours greatly concerned. At issue are four adjoining parcels—1034, 1042, 1050, and 1056 Wellington Street—with a house on each that long ago were divided into apartments. The properties have “as a right” approval for additions to the houses that would result in a...
News 1. Call centre closing Back in 2008, Nova Scotia Business, Inc. offered up to $1.4 million in payroll rebates if the ICT Group group opened a call centre in Sydney. The money was contingent on the company hiring 200 people over the next five years. That deal expired last year. Yesterday, the company, which has […]
News 1. Alan Fraser Parkland Construction was charged with 17 workplace safety violations in the two and a half years before the death of Alan Fraser last year, the CBC reports. Fraser fell to his death while working on the roof of a six-storey building under construction in Clayton Park. Four of the charges against Parkland related […]
News 1. Key party Elizabeth Kwiecien has discovered that the key to her new community mailbox also opens her neighbour’s mailbox. 2. Weekend mayhem A not-particularly busy weekend for the cops. 3. Wild Kingdom A man aptly named Chris Hawkins is the wildlife control conservation officer at the Shearwater airport, which means he handles hawks and falcons […]
News 1. George Armoyan banned from city property Developer George Armoyan has demonstrated threatening behaviour towards city employees, and so has been banned from city offices for six months. Chronicle Herald reporter Brett Brundale hits all the right notes in her article, dispassionately explaining how and why relationships between developers and staff can become stressed, but her […]
by Rachel Ward Dalhousie University could be the first university in Canada to end its investments in fossil fuel companies. The debate, according to a recent report from the Board of Governors’ Investment Committee, is split between wanting to support sustainability and not wanting to alienate major companies that fund the school’s research. A final...
News 1. Publication ban in Assoun case The CBC’s efforts to lift a publication ban related to a report written by a government lawyer reviewing the Glen Assoun case have come to naught, as Justice James Chipman ruled that the publication stand will stand. Assoun is the man convicted of the brutal murder of Brenda Way […]