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ONE GREAT CITY

Mr Mayor, I am concerned about the article in the Herald today regarding city staff pulling down signs that may have been on the private property of citizens. The caviler attitude of Mr O’Brien is astounding! If an overzealous worker went beyond the city right of way right onto lawns, not only was s/he trespassing on private property, but the taking down the ANY political signs is arguably a Charter violation. As you know, several – read more –

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Urban Planning in HRM?

The ChronicleHerald.ca Halifax city hall is seeking an urban design consultant for a planned 18-month, $200,000 study intended to help municipal officials shape the look of metro’s urban core in the future. HRM is actually planning streetscapes? Development rules? Who are you, and what have you done with my city? On second thought, never mind!

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Fixed it

A #99 had changed into a (( in the style.css file. And this meant nothin’ in Safari, my browser of choice, and meant it was totally broken in Firefox. But now that is fixed. UNFORTUNATELY, Feedlist does not work with non XHTML 4.0 compliant browsers, so EI 5.1 for Mac breaks on my website. I have edited the obscure “Handler could not be removed” error, to the user friendly (or snobby net arseholish) “In order – read more –

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Things to do today….

I am pretty much bored. I have about 1 hour of work to do before the end of the week. I am thinking about driving to Ship Harbour today to look at a house/cottage/country home/money pit I want to buy. 2 hours down if I do. Maybe tomorrow I will reward myself with a trip. The blog looks good, at least on a Mac. I need to go see it on a PC. Next phase, – read more –

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CD of the Week

Bill Janovitz – Lonesome Billy This record was released in 1996 on Beggars Banquet, and was the first solo record by Buffalo Tom frontman Bill Janovitz. To me, Bill’s voice is such a part of the sound of Buffalo Tom, so for the most part, this record is one of the best records the Tom never released. Those of you who remember Buffalo Tom, remember the mixed reception that 1993s “Big Red Letter Day” recieved – read more –

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Something About Me

You scored as Upper middle Class. Your determination have soared you this high, yet not high enough to enjoy the luxuries of the upper class. Your most valued posession is your country club membership which is kept framed in the office. Upper middle Class 88% alternative 58% Middle Class 50% Lower Class 42% Luxurious Upper Class 25% What Social Status are you?created with QuizFarm.com

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HRM vs Lisa #1

218 new investments and expansions in HRM 400+ companies visited through SmartBusiness, representing 25 % of HRM’s workforce 414 requests for information to Greater Halifax Partnership 2.6 million website hits 2,200 people hosted at 12 events 80+ targeted presentations delivered 156,628 website visitors unemployment rate at 6 %, compared to 7.5 % for Toronto, 8.6 % for Montreal, 6.8 % for Vancouver and 7.2 % nationally 2627 housing starts 7,100 new jobs $319 million in – read more –

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