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HRM acronyms – alphabet soup exposed

SUP = Strategic Urban Partnership (economic plan coordinating body) GHP = Greater Halifax Partnership (HRM economic development agency) CDAC = community design AC (HRM citizens advisory committee for planning) CPED = community planning economic development SC RP5 = regional plan 5 year review AC = advisory cmte (with citizens) SC = standing cmte (just council)  

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Some details on the possible Gorsebrook arena.

I’ve been getting some calls and emails about the possible rink at South Street adjacent to Gorsebrook, today there is an article in the paper.  Here is some more information about this project. It is proposed for the former PMQ lands between Wellington and APSEA, which is currently a parking lot and was slated for an expansion of the IWK –more–

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A brief update on the future of downtown, industrial parks, and economic plans.

  I’ve had a lot of emails and tweets today from people asking what the heck is going on with council, HRM and downtown.  Concern was raised two weeks ago by the approval for the Burnside sale of parcel 12-4, and has gone stratospheric today because of the sale of the final Bayer’s Lake parcel. So, here is a summary –more–

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WORDS – my five minutes on the Skye proposal

Mr Mayor I am pleased move this motion and support staff’s recommendation that council not move to first reading. As staff just outlined there are five amendments that would be required to allow this proposal to go forward. The discussion today is about trust. Does council trust that we got it right when we passed the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy, –more–