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Waye Mason For District 7

Well, no blog posts for a while!  Why you ask?  Because this happened today: Today I launch my campaign to become the councillor for the new District 7 Peninsula South Downtown. In just over eight months, on October 20th 2012, the citizens of Halifax Regional Municipality will have a chance to vote for change. As the councillor for District 7, I will provide the leadership, commitment, and vision that our community needs. Thank you for – read more –

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Promoter: Secret deals need full investigation | Herald

Interview in the Herald: I think there (are) a lot more questions than answers at this point and I would hope that in addition to the auditor general of HRM being involved, that the provincial auditor general would go into Trade Centre Ltd., which is arm’s-length from the city. HRM’s audit and finance committee report says it can’t get the detailed information out of Trade Centre because it’s a provincial Crown corporation. The city can’t – read more –

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A look back at 2010

What can I say, 2010 was a good year for me and for my little corner of the web here on Halifax Politics dot ca. The biggest thing for me this year was the end of my ten year reign as the El Supremo and visionary of the Halifax Pop Explosion. I went to the Halifax Pop Explosion board in 2009 and said “folks, this is my last year” and we put an 18 month – read more –

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Five Years of Thoughtful Commentary Spreading Sanity and/or Fear.

October through November is pretty busy for me.  School starts September, but grading, meeting students, and then getting students in the field for Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion and capping it with Nova Scotia Music Week consume a lot of time. I have a number of half written blogs to blog on my blog but until end of this week I will be submerged in marking, so we shall see what gets out and – read more –

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Travel wish list

Starting to make plans for the next 10 years of our lives: Marnie: New York Japan/Tokyo Banff (camping/Rockies) Gaspé California Rhett: Russia Brazil – beaches London, England Vancouver/Whistler “Europe” Emma: London, England Paris Hong Kong or Beijing New York Beaches, anywhere Waye: Norfolk/Va Beach/Charleston New Orleans to Sugarland Berlin Russia New York So top hits: 1. New York & London tied for 1st place 2. Russia, Berlin and Paris tied for 2nd (if “Europe” can – read more –

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For Blaire

The first warning came at my obliquely, a sharp, concerned comment from my wife. “Is there something going on with Blaire?  Your aunt’s Facebook is….” She trails off. She looks at me across the living room, concerned.  I grab my laptop off of the coffee table, nonchalantly snap open the lid, saying “oh yeah, she has been sick for a while again, she isn’t in remission anymore… its been rough.” Power up, log in, online, – read more –

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Recession? We've heard of it.

Last night I was out Christmas shopping at Chapters, and it was very very busy, as had been the mall earlier that evening.  No parking, packed escalators, the works.  Or rather, the usual.  The usual is ununsual given these trying economic times! I asked the nice clerk at the cash if it had been this busy all day.  She said “No, it has been busier, the line up was right down the centre of the – read more –

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Various things

I am going to Toronto on Wednesday for NXNE. Woot! Buffalo Tom at the Shoe on Thursday the 7th. HPX got our Service Canada grants. The program is a total farce, now. They are giving everyone what they got last year, with no actual oversight or review. Garbage. So much for the new government of Canada. I am on youtube. The quality of this ad is really good. I am going to put a bunch – read more –