News 1. Convention Centre war escalates There appears to be worry in mucky muckdom over the Nova Centre. Reportedly, the Stonecutters met Saturday and agreed to buy a full-page ad in the Chronicle Herald. The ad denigrates Heritage Trust for impeding all progress and erasing Halifax from the map by asking the court to review the Nova Centre approval. […]
It’s Beat Up on Heritage Trust time. Again. This time it’s a full page ad in the Chronicle Herald signed by seemingly everyone in town connected in some way to the development industry, including Sarah Dennis, the Herald’s owner and publisher, and her husband Mark Lever, the company’s president. The ad attacks Heritage Trust for asking for […]
Victoria Hall is up for rent. The Gottingen Street heritage building that once served as housing for low-income senior women is currently being renovated into a market-rate apartment building. A couple weeks ago, Home Rents rental specialist Debbie White took me on a tour of the nearly 33,000 square foot French chateau-style building. The 50...
News 1. Peter Kelly has a new job. I was at a Canada Day barbecue Tuesday, watching the fireworks from a Gottingen Street balcony, when a friend who lives in a Sackville apartment building told me that the guy coming around to spray his building for bugs looks a whole lot like former Mayor Peter […]
Peter Kelly has found a job. The former mayor is now working at a pest control company owned by his former employee, Stephen Taylor. Residents say Kelly has shown up at their apartment buildings donned in protective gear and carrying a tank, spraying for bugs. Taylor has long been a dedicated supporter of Kelly. Taylor worked...
“You know how construction projects always go to hell and are over budget and always late? Ours don’t,” Franklin Holtforster told the Ottawa Business Journal in a puff piece on Holtoforster’s company, MHPM Project Managers Inc. MHPM is of course the firm “managing” the disastrous (re?)construction of the Bluenose II. Explains writer Rob Gordon in today’s Globe […]
News 1. People don’t like fracking Chronicle Herald reporter Selena Ross follows up on the release of a report on the socioeconomic effects of fracking, noting that people who commented to the panel were quite skeptical: “In submissions, the writers often saw the dangers of fracking in the context of their own lives, describing risks […]
Today would’ve been James McGregor Stewart’s 125th birthday, and 15 people met this morning next to his grave in Camp Hill Cemetery to honour him. Stewart was a founder of a law firm that is a predecessor to today’s Stewart McKelvey, Nova Scotia’s topmost corporate lawyer, president of the Canadian Bar, and was named a Commander of the British...
News 1. An article in the Chronicle Herald attempts to update us on court proceedings involving alleged invasion of patients’ privacy at Capital Health; a worker is accused of improperly accessing medical records of other workers. This is an important issue, and one that rightly should be followed by the local paper of record. Alas, the un-bylined piece […]
News Plague #1: gastrointestinal illness At least 50 people who stayed at the Delta Halifax have contracted a gastrointestinal illness, although CTV says the number could be as high as 200. It’s a nasty piece of business—“People who are affected are seeing a quick onset of diarrhea, vomiting, but it usually settles down in about 12 hours, so people […]