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Re: “UPDATED: Province may sell old Spring Garden library to private developers

I feel like the way we treat heritage buildings here is backward. The go-to position is to raze old buildings. If citizens kick up enough stink (like with the Khyber and the Dennis Building) solutions are found. Why don't we START with finding solutions?

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Posted by KWatson on 07/14/2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Now that a stadium's off the table, what should be done with Shannon Park?

"Affordable housing" and "subsidized housing" are not the same thing. In my opinion, it's possible and desirable to have both, as well as high-end housing, on the Shannon Park site.

With the addition of shops, restaurants and improved transit (How about a ferry terminal??) plus green space, trails and heck maybe even an arts centre or aquarium, we'll have built the kind of livable, walkable mixed-use community we talk so often about.

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Posted by KWatson on 11/14/2015 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Atlantic Fringe Binge - Day 10

As a woman "of a certain age" who also saw "Kitty's Bound for Broadway" at the Atlantic Fringe Festival, I feel qualified to weigh in on gvjobs' sarcastic tirade against the show's review - or more pointedly, it's reviewer.

Rather than being dismissive of the struggle for self-actualization that middle-aged women often face, I see Carey Bray giving constructive criticism to help playwright/actor Kerry Miller on this journey.

I'm at a loss to see how this is either sexist or ageist.

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Posted by KWatson on 09/13/2015 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Councillor spends $25,000 on robot tree

I get the spirit of this, but Woody at Mic Mall actually employed someone for the Christmas season.

And although we're not known for our talking Christmas tree production in Nova Scotia, surely there was some way this $25,000 could have been spent locally.

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Posted by KWatson on 12/09/2014 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Harassment on the Hill

I read a well-expressed, measured piece about sexual harassment that calls for people to take the problem seriously, and I think, "Yes! This is 2014. We're a society that's becoming more tolerant and more enlightened. Things will change."

Then I read the comments and despair.

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Posted by KWatson on 11/13/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Skate park too extreme for Dartmouth?

I totally agree with Just Chillin's take on the situation. This is a great thing for Dartmouth, and a good example of what can happen when municipal government and citizens work together to make the city a better place. As long as there is consultation and the conversation is really listened to, I think this will be a jewel that brings people together.

With regards to the homeowners on Windmill Road, the site selection is quite brilliant, as the park will be located a good distance away from residences.

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Posted by KWatson on 10/03/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Halifax mayor Mike Savage joins Mayors for Peace

Flying the Pride flag during the Olympics and knowing Mike Savage joined "Mayors for Peace" make me proud to live in Halifax. Symbols matter.

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Posted by KWatson on 02/08/2014 at 7:54 AM

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Re: “Brussels Restaurant and Brasserie

Love the the decor. Waitress was friendly. Steak was cold and tough. When I mentioned this to the friendly waitress, she said the kitchen had accidentally given me my husband's $24 steak instead of my $18 one, and --drum roll please--the $24 steak was MEANT to be tough. Won't be back!

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