25 for 25: episode 2007

Inside the Square with councillor Lindell Smith and Halifax's slow road to better biking with Kelsey Lane.

click to enlarge Councillor Lindell Smith and Halifax Cycling Coalition executive director Kelsey Lane. - THE COAST
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Councillor Lindell Smith and Halifax Cycling Coalition executive director Kelsey Lane.

City councillor Lindell Smith was a 16-year-old aspiring audio technician the first time that he was mentioned in The Coast, as part of Stephen Kimber's 2007 cover story, “Inside the Square.” Smith joins us to talk about the stigma surrounding Uniacke Square, his political goals and how the north end has changed over the past decade.

Also, it was 11 years ago when the Halifax Cycling Coalition formed in response to the death of a cyclist on Barrington Street. Executive director Kelsey Lane calls in from her vacation to chat about the coalition's history and the exhausting work of improving HRM's streets one metre at a time.

All this, plus Island Greek opens, the Apple Barrel closes, Peter Kelly cozies up to the Guardian Angels, the province cracks down on squeegee kids, Celine Dion snubs the city and we say goodbye, one last time, to Helen Hill.

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