News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Death “Police investigators on Monday morning were dealing with the aftermath of a house fire at 25 MacKay Lane in Eastern Passage,” reports Local Xpress. “RCMP were called to the scene overnight after a report shots were fired. A body has reportedly been found […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Lawyer: Peter Kelly is personally liable for $194,000 Peter Kelly is personally liable for $194,000 in costs incurred by Westlock County, Alberta, but it would be difficult to get a court judgment against him. That’s the opinion of Kelsey L. Becker Brookes, a […]
Kevin Kindred is a local human rights lawyer and spokesperson for the Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia. He speaks about the push to find LGBTQ+ refugees safe harbour in Halifax and beyond and also the drive to encourage the Trudeau government to make this resettlement pilot program a permanent part of Canada’s foreign policy. […]
This week we speak with journalist and community organizer Kate Watson about her nascent campaign to replace Gloria McCluskey in Dartmouth’s District 5. Also, despite calls in Charlottetown for Peter Kelly’s contract as CAO to be nullified while he’s still in his probationary period, city council chose to ignore the allegations of fiscal malfeasance at his […]
This week we speak with Jonathen Brigley of Nova Scotia ACORN about that organization’s push for mandatory landlord licensing in Halifax. Also, Peter Kelly’s cross-Canada tour of fiscal malfeasance continues. After improper loans to concert promoters and the mismanagement of a dead woman’s estate here in Halifax, he’s now accused of overstepping his authority money-wise in the Alberta […]
This week we’re pleased to welcome Halifax Dartmouth city councillor Gloria McCluskey. McCluskey announced last month that, after decades in public service, she would not be seeking re-election in District 5, leaving Dartmouthians to wonder who will be in their corner. Also this week, former mayor Peter Kelly was announced as the new Chief Administrative Officer for Charlottetown. With […]
Earlier this week, a group of purported concerned citizens launched a website and accompanying social media with the aim of convincing former Halifax mayor Peter Kelly to return from his job-in-exile in Westlock, AB, to run for the city’s top job in 2016. With 11 ‘likes’ on Facebook and fewer than 40 followers on Twitter, […]
Former Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly has been hired as the Chief Administrative Officer for Westlock County, Alberta, the Westlock News reports. The town of Westlock is about 85 kilometres north of Edmonton, and has about 5,000 people, the county Reeve, Bud Massey, told the Examiner today. (A reeve is the equivalent of a mayor.) He...
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...
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,” […]