News 1. The best next thing in naming rights: The Rogers Grafton Street Glory Hole “Rogers Communications announced Wednesday it acquired naming rights to an outdoor plaza at the Nova Centre, a million-square-foot complex that includes the new Halifax Convention Centre, office space and a hotel,” reports Brett Bundale for the Canadian Press. You’ll recall […]
The proliferation of bulldozers, cranes, and work crews punching new towers into the Halifax skyline has also raised a controversial question at ground level: should businesses whose sales are hurt by the construction receive compensation from the developer and/or the public purse? The question gets even stickier when government is an investor — as it is...
News 1. Police evidence “Tens of thousands of dollars and several kilograms of illicit drugs are still missing from Halifax Regional Police evidence, but the chief says there’s no indication anything ‘untoward’ has happened within his force,” reports Zane Woodford for Metro: “We’re very confident that our officers did not do anything untoward,” Blais told […]
This week we speak to restaurateur and mayoral candidate Lil MacPherson. With her business partner Chris Bower and a handful of other forward-looking chefs and restauranteurs, MacPherson brought the concept of local and sustainable to a new level in Halifax. MacPherson now wants to bring that ethos to a civic level. Plus, Scott Ferguson is finally exiled to the […]