He did not play the music I listen to. I only met him once or twice. We emailed back and forth, and it was mostly business. But he build the kind of show from the ground up that was growing regional awareness into the the music of Atlantic Canada. He was passionately committed to east coast culture of all types. He showed us that the regular every day Joe in the street can be reached, and is interested in our music and culture. He will be missed.
I just posted this follow up on a local message board. Again this is not mainstream vs indie, or Beatles vs Arcade Fire, or whatever. The issue is this: Lets say I accept the Economic Impact argument. Lets say I accept that Paul Macca brought $8 million to Halifax. I have a document using generally accepted practices that says that –more–
Juno weekend is now behind us and I am still tired and trying to get over my post-event head cold. I took it comparatively easy, based on the damage reports some of my culture, tourism and music colleagues have been sharing, because I was actually in bed before 2:30 am on Saturday and stayed home to watch the telecast on –more–
RE: Interview with Lynn MacGregor, District 9, HRSB The amalgamation of the south end school is just the start of HRSBs plan. The plan would see four large, 750 student Elementary schools on the peninsula. This is almost double the ideal size from the Provinces own guidelines, of 350-450 students for a P-6 school. There can be no doubt that –more–