News 1. The lobster monopoly Paul Withers, reporting for the CBC, gets into the details of Clearwater Seafood’s monopoly of the entire offshore lobster fishery, and into its apparent monopoly of exemptions to fishing regulations: … a CBC News investigation reveals the company is poised to achieve a long-sought change to a fisheries rule for its […]
News 1. Downtown, the waterfront, and Armageddon Canada Day is of course a very big deal this year, so I was wondering what is going on. Unfortunately, the city’s Canada Day website is confusing: on the Events page, it lists the Tattoo as the one and only community event on Canada Day: Thinking that can’t be […]
News 1. Queen’s Wharf Not only are Waterfront Development and the Armour Group despoiling the waterfront, they’re changing the perfectly good historic name of Queen’s Wharf into some BS marketing-schemed “Queen’s Marque.” Anyway, construction of the monstrosity began this week, and immediately the bulldozers started revealing and demolishing ancient wharf structures buried in the fill. Waterfront Development assures me […]
In Halifax schools, children learn that the city has the second largest natural harbour in the world. It’s one of those motherhood statements that people repeat as a mantra when visitors come calling or businesses look at setting up shop here. So why are we filling it in? Since 2011, the Halifax Port Authority has...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Upper Canadian concrete and glass right down to the water line In “Fisherman’s Wharf,” his lament for a disappearing Halifax, Stan Rogers sang: I looked from the Citadel down to the Narrows and asked what it’s coming to I saw Upper Canadian concrete and glass […]