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Re: “HRM council salaries jump 2.3 percent to $87,409

Scott, the city has no control over basic income proposals. They can support the idea but nothing more.

Posted by Priapus on 12/13/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Where's the weed at? Over at the NSLC

What about,....the real, truthful wrong?? Promoting mixing substances? Seriously!?

Posted by Nadine AuCoin on 12/13/2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Halifax skirts around first test of its new Integrated Mobility Plan

That bike lane is a fucking joke. Want to improve it? Paint over it and make it go away.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by IGROKSPOCK on 12/11/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Halifax skirts around first test of its new Integrated Mobility Plan

Plan-schmlan! Until political will kicks in, this will be another cat discussion.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Priapus YHZ on 12/09/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “HRM council salaries jump 2.3 percent to $87,409

Now Councillor Whitman can afford to buy his very own Segway! Congrats Matt!

Posted by Brad Smith on 12/09/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Halifax skirts around first test of its new Integrated Mobility Plan

The St John, New Brunswick mayor is promoting his city as a smart city. He knows that many Torontonians telecommute,so they can work from anywhere, as long as the technology is reliable and available. He knows a person can live in St John,and telecommute to work in Toronto, on a computer. The lifestyle and financial benefits are obvious. If Nova Scotia communities, outside of urban areas, promoted the high levels of reliable technology infrastructure in their communities , it might attract these Toronto telecommuters looking for a better lifestyle and better financial well being. Technology can provide wonderful lifestyle choices for those who can work from anywhere.

10 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Peter Ewert1 on 12/08/2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Halifax skirts around first test of its new Integrated Mobility Plan

how could they stupidly put a bike lane where deliveries need to be made...should have used other side of street and business's had a right to get their products...another well thought out plan by the city

20 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Philip Turnbull on 12/08/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Halifax skirts around first test of its new Integrated Mobility Plan

The Hollis lane was a debacle from the start. Mason jammed it through despite knowing it was on the wrong side of the street. That meant it inconvenienced drivers and commercial vehicles even more than it would otherwise. Then cyclists steadfastly refused to use it. The city should just admit it was another mistake and get rid of it.

25 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by RedRocketV8 on 12/08/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Halifax to wait-and-see on this whole basic income thing

where is the money for this coming from..we are one of the poorest provinces but one of the most heavily taxed. we can not expect our working class to support a minimum income..this is like taking from Paul to feed Peter...if this is the case a lot of low income earners will just not bother to work but collect a Minimum income...this will not work in this province

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Philip Turnbull on 12/08/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Where's the weed at? Over at the NSLC

This decision is terrible. So, on one hand, the government swears that the backbone of the economy is private small business and the people they employ. Then turns around and puts in place monopolies that are run by union-paid employees. Not only that, pot is not like wine, or any other alcoholic beverage, the people that KNOW this plant, strains, etc, are the people running private business. So, the black market will still flourish due to restricted NSLC hours and the profits will be smaller due to some people not comfortable buying weed in a department store environment. This is very short-sighted and a quick fix yet again from this gov't. It's wrong and driven by greed in a province that's already a financial basket case.

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Nakokita on 12/08/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Halifax to wait-and-see on this whole basic income thing

Gee, what a surprise. Maybe 20 years after every other jurisdiction does it, Halifax will see its way to catch up, as usual.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jay Wilson on 12/07/2017 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Where's the weed at? Over at the NSLC

And there you have it, the government will suck all the money out of this industry leaving nothing for the people they claim to represent. In all likelihood, the lion's share of the weed sold in the NSLC will be imported from out of province, sending more of our money to other provinces. Another fumble at a key moment by a premier who doesn't even want the stuff legalized. Pathetic!!!

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Furious Poprah on 12/07/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Where's the weed at? Over at the NSLC

This doesn't surprise me; the NSLC has long enjoyed the benefits of being a monopoly. They can argue systems but it will be price and access that governs the trade. If the price is too high, street-level sales will flourish. Access will dictate price as well. If you can't get it after 11pm, someone will sell it to you and at a better price; they want your business and price will prevail.

And depending on how other provinces manage their sales, online purchases will cut into sales. There is already an extensive online market with excellent pricing. I wonder if they consulted Weedmaps?

I'm making my popcorn and rolling up now; can't wait to see the sparks fly.

17 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Priapus YHZ on 12/07/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Where's the weed at? Over at the NSLC

There was no option in the survey to choose private run stores as a sales point.

The question asking if you agree with the NSLC as a sales point had a response stating 29% completely agree - and 30% strongly disagree.

The survey leaned towards a crown corporation sales model and therefore was clearly bias.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by John Thornton on 12/07/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Premier Darrell Dexter's PR ship has arrived

Dartmouthy theres an Irving shipyard building in Dartmouth.. enjoy

Posted by Keri Anne Taweel on 12/06/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Irving Shipyard workers vote for strike mandate

Greedy union??? Really? So the fact that Irving gets billions of tax dollars and puts out less product than the order called for isn't even on your radar eh? Less safe working practices and less breaks....sounds like a real good idea...come on man, get a grip. Not that I'm absolving the unions of wrong-doing, they're guilty of pushing for unreasonable benefits...it's in their nature to get as much as they can. We all know that "10 minute" coffee break is at least 30 minutes. Walk from, walk to, stop at the shitter...we all know the routine. IS just wants to keep them on the job longer.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Nakokita on 12/06/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Halifax to wait-and-see on this whole basic income thing

UBI is already here, city council makes $85,000 a year.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NmE * on 12/06/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Irving Shipyard workers vote for strike mandate

Let's not be so hard on poor Ron who clearly doesn't understand what he read.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Priapus YHZ on 12/06/2017 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Halifax to wait-and-see on this whole basic income thing

That the City doesn't / won't / can't endorse the idea of a basic income is irrelevant. It's not a story. It's not a scandal. It makes absolutely no difference if they do or not. Why did you spend time writing this?

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Priapus YHZ on 12/06/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Halifax to wait-and-see on this whole basic income thing

Finally, we can all qiut our jobs and live comfortably. Now we can make our provincial anthem "Money for nuthin..", like the rest of Canada doesn't already view us as freeloaders.

5 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Furious Poprah on 12/05/2017 at 6:27 PM

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