Gold Winner Peter Kelly calls it quits
Silver Winner Ships Start Here, getting the Irving shipbuilding contract
Bronze Winner Tall Ships Nova Scotia
“Peter Kelly’s face was on the cover of The Coast and the next thing you know he’s giving up being mayor,” comments a voter in the Best of survey, and we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. On February 16, our expose detailed Kelly’s problematic role as executor of the estate of a family friend, including how he had removed over $160,000 from the deceased’s personal bank account, transferring the money to himself and his son. Kelly went into hiding for a week, then announced he would not be running for re-election. What will be next year’s Best Thing to Happen in Halifax in the Past Year? We don’t know, but this town never ceases to surprise.