The First Two Weeks

Two weeks ago I announced my campaign for the office of councillor in the newly created District 7.

What a crazy two weeks its been! I have every intention of blogging my campaign, and not just writing carefully parsed words that have passed through political filters

I’m glad I’m running. …


Defence of the Status Quo nothing new in “Slackers”

I grew up a navy brat, fed a steady diet of Napoleonic War era novels like Hornblower, Aubrey Maturin, and Sharpe.

But I also grew up reading Canadian novels from another era, the Battle of the Atlantic.  Hal Lawrence’s Bloody War and James Lamb Corvette Navy are two books that …


UARB decision is just the first step, and not the most important.

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 …


Why We Fight: A Primer on Recent NS Political History

My father was in the Navy, and his career bounced us from Ottawa to Halifax, to Toronto, back and forth, for years, and then later, to Norfolk and London, England.

While I spent half my youth living in Dartmouth, I spent the other half being conditioned by my mother to …


Where Did the Big Concerts Go? – Concerts in HRM Part 4

Rogers CentreSo, what is our goal?  Bring huge acts as tourism draws to Halifax and put us on the map?  Two thoughts:

First – let us reflect on the words of my friend, Ben Pearlman.  He is King’s College educated, former Halifax Pop Explosion Talent Director and now promoter working at …