The same guy called back and said that the Stones are now coming, just no one in Halifax knows it yet.
So Carsand is closing, and the owner blamed “no one shopping dowtown.” A thread started on Halifax locals, I posted a response, which I am going to modify slightly and post here. Well, to me Carsand’s closing demonstrates four things about the state of downtown Halifax right now:
Property taxes wouldn’t need to be so high if governments paid more to city: mayor STÃ‰PHANE MASSINON The Daily News Toronto gets $645. Montreal, $245. And Ottawa $426. Halifax doesn’t fare so well. When it comes to transfers from the provincial and federal governments, every other major Canadian city gets more money per capita than Halifax’s $27 per person. The –more–
Today, the Nova Scotia Utility Review Board (UARB) ordered Halifax Regional Council reduced from 23 to 16 district representatives, plus the Mayor. The last few months of scandal and ethical challenges has lead to a feeling that this Council, as a government, is no longer functional. Unlike a parliament or a legislature, they cannot pull the plug and move to –more–