News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Convention centre opening delayed… again The Halifax Convention Centre will not open as scheduled on April 1. A new opening date has not yet been established, but Trade Centre Limited is rescheduling conventions booked through the end of June; seven national and international conventions […]
I just interviewed Mayor Mike Savage about the delay in the opening of the convention centre. Listen to that interview here: Part 2:
The Halifax Convention Centre will not open as scheduled on April 1. A new opening date has not yet been established, but at least seven national and international conventions that have been booked into the convention centre are affected — Trade Centre Limited representatives are working for alternative arrangements, including rebooking the conventions into the existing […]
There’s so much to say about today’s announcement that Joe Ramia will miss the January 1, 2016 target for completing the Nova Centre, which includes the new convention centre. Instead, Ramia now says he’ll open the convention centre on September 30, 2016—that is, after the summer convention season for which at least some conventions have been scheduled—and […]
The city has issued the last building permit needed to construct the Nova Centre. A project as large and as complex as the Nova Centre must obtain a number of permits—in this case 13. They range from relatively minor permits removing existing sewer lateral connections to the city’s main, to two blasting permits, to four temporary...
Through his development company, Argyle Developments, Nova Centre developer Joe Ramia is suing Heritage Trust and each of its 27 directors, and seeks “tens of millions of dollars” in damages, claiming that: Heritage Trust has consistently acted contrary to its mandate and opposed various development projects within HRM not in line with their objectives. The...
How Halifax’s big dreams have become a nightmare, and what needs to happen to make the city a great place to live. by Tim Bousquet This article was awarded the gold medal for Commentary at the 2013 Atlantic Journalism Awards. It was first published in The Coast, on July 11, 2013. After “drop the bomb,” […]
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 […]