The FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup games in Moncton played before disappointing crowds. Was it worth $4.3 million in taxpayer money? by Karen Rawlines Although no CFL games rolled into town this year, Moncton still found a way to continue its pose as the region’s sports entertainment destination. It took the job by default, it seems,...
Heather Spidell, the president and CEO of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development, no longer works at the organization, but no one will say why. CEED was founded by the provincial government in 1993, with the mission of “building a vibrant community that promotes the financial and social benefits of entrepreneurship, creating a better...
Public money, private players: The Coast uncovers the paper trail of where $8.5 million in public money was spent by the Halifax 2014 bid committee. by Tim Bousquet This article first appeared in The Coast, on March 13, 2008. A year ago last Saturday, Halifax’s Commonwealth Games bid collapsed in acrimony. Politicians pointed fingers at […]
Game over: An air of secrecy surrounded Halifax’s bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, even after the bid’s very public collapse in March. For the first time, we reveal a complete picture of what was happening behind the scenes. by Tim Bousquet Seven months after Halifax’s Commonwealth Games bid collapsed, there still hasn’t been […]
With new details such as how Rush got bum-rushed, The Coast tells the most complete story to date. by Tim Bousquet This article was first published in The Coast, on December 5, 2011. Last spring, Halifax’s now-infamous “concert scandal” broke when city staffer Cathie O’Toole revealed that mayor Peter Kelly and the city’s deputy CAO, […]
Did Halifax’s dream of being a world financial capital help Joe Ramia’s proposal, with an office tower on top, beat a higher-rated plan for the Cogswell Interchange? by Tim Bousquet This article first appeared in The Coast, on November 25, 2010. On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Nova Scotia conquered Wall Street. That morning a chartered […]
Police say the Dalhousie student wandered to her death on the way home, but her family believes there’s more to the case. by Tim Bousquet This article first appeared in The Coast, on December 12, 2013. Update, February 24, 2014: Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP have announced an independent review of the police investigation […]
This article was published by The Coast, on February 16, 2012. It won the Don MacGillivray Award for the best investigative reporting in Canada for 2012, the Atlantic Journalism Awards gold medal winner for Enterprise Reporting (print), the Canadian Association of Journalists award for best Community News reporting, and was one of six articles in […]