Website Update

I have been having a lot of fun learning the ins and outs of WordPress 3.0.  This new theme on Halifax Politics dot ca is amazing, most of what I love about it works automatically with WP 3.0 support. I have also discovered a one stop shop for commenting and comment authentication called DISQUS.  Very very cool, threaded comments, spam filter, and tracks twitter and other traffic. Because of how amazing DISQUS is, and how easy to use, I am read more


Apology to the former residents and descendants of Africville

“On behalf of the Halifax Regional Municipality, I apologize to the former Africville residents and their descendants for what they have endured for almost 50 years, ever since the loss of their community that had stood on the shores of Bedford Basin for more than 150 years. You lost your houses, your church, all of the places where you gathered with family and friends to mark the milestones of your lives. For all that, we apologize. We apologize to the read more


Rail debate returns to Halifax

I had an opportunity to talk to Tim Outhit, councilor for Bedford, for an hour or so last week. The conversation was wide ranging, covering topics from passenger rail to community councils to taxes. What was most exciting was the discussion around rail service in HRM, or even to Truro some day. Now I know that some city staff have historically been pretty against any rail proposal, though to be fair, I think the discussion of rail back in the read more


30 Rock on tonight

From last week – and I am too tired to shorten it  for twitter: For four years I’ve had to make do with what passes for men around here, with their untucked shirts, boneless faces, their Stars, both Wars & Trek. Jack is my hero.


Wowzers….







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