I was pleased to note that if you type in “Halifax world class” in Google, the 9th web page noted is the article I wrote about Halifax’s obsession with big falutin’ megaprojects. Thank you to everyone linking to this site!
In a letter to Sue Uteck I wrote: Hi Sue, Trade Centre is going to land the Rolling Stones in Halifax during a weekend when hotels are packed, the Pop Explosion is launched, and the Film Fest is wrapping up. We have plenty of bands that play here and never play Moncton. Is this necessary? Has council and or city staff/management encouraged this? Is it within the mandate of Trade Centre Limited to play the – read more –
Better said than most, certainly sums up what I have been thinking, I turn this space over to Laura Penny and her article from the Herald. I LIVE ON Argyle Street, between two of Halifax’s most talked-about vacant lots. The new central library and the proposed convention centre may be a few short blocks away from one another, but they represent very different ideas about the role of government. The library serves hundreds of thousands – read 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 an election, Nova Scotia municipal elections are fixed, and the next is October 2012.