A second opinion on tax reforms

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A second opinion on tax reforms

posted by JACOB BOON, Sep 21/17

Some doctors, like Cape Breton’s Monika Dutt, have thrown their support behind the federal government’s prescription for financial health. comments      1


SCIENCE MATTERS: We can’t sacrifice quality for quantity when it comes to CO2 and food

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SCIENCE MATTERS: We can’t sacrifice quality for quantity when it comes to CO2 and food

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Sep 19/17

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Toronto criminology professor hired to study Halifax police street checks

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Toronto criminology professor hired to study Halifax police street checks

posted by JACOB BOON, Sep 18/17

Scot Wortley says the issue of racial bias in policing is “not an easy topic to research or to discuss.” comments      0


Internships don’t start here

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Internships don’t start here

posted by LU XU, Sep 14/17

Unable to find a work term in Halifax, some Dalhousie international students are switching schools or leaving the country in order to graduate. comments      0


A glacial pace for Blue Mountain–Birch Cove Lakes park

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A glacial pace for Blue Mountain–Birch Cove Lakes park

posted by JACOB BOON, Sep 14/17

While a deal's been made for the Purcell’s Cove Backlands, negotiations for the city’s other wilderness park remain sluggish. comments      0


What comes after medical assistance in dying?

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What comes after medical assistance in dying?

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Sep 14/17

International conference looks to answer questions on the ethics, and practice of medical-assisted dying. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Sep 13/17

Tackling climate change requires shrinking the economy. comments      0


Abortion doulas offer support in difficult times

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Abortion doulas offer support in difficult times

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Sep 7/17

Although new to Nova Scotia, the work done by the Maritime Abortion Support Services group is already set to radically change with the approval of drugs like methotrexate and misoprostol. comments      1


What’s causing all the (concern about) right whale deaths?

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What’s causing all the (concern about) right whale deaths?

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 7/17

New US regulations and an increase in scientific study demand the Canadian government take action to protect the endangered marine mammals. comments      11


SCIENCE MATTERS: Nature offers solutions to water woes and flood risks

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Nature offers solutions to water woes and flood risks

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Sep 5/17

comments      0


Jade Brooks turns her trauma into teaching

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Jade Brooks turns her trauma into teaching

posted by JULIA-SIMONE RUTGERS, Aug 31/17

The survivor of human trafficking tells her story to help others learn. comments      0


Advice for young radicals

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Advice for young radicals

posted by CHRIS PARSONS, Aug 31/17

The four secret tricks university administrators don’t want you to know. comments      0


Back to School guide 2017: How to make the most of Halifax

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Back to School guide 2017: How to make the most of Halifax

Aug 31/17

Get schooled on what makes this city the best college town in Canada comments      0


Developer slams former planning chief over perceived snub

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Developer slams former planning chief over perceived snub

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 30/17

Danny Chedrawe says the recently fired Bob Bjerke showed poor leadership by not meeting with him. comments      1


SCIENCE MATTERS: Study finds Exxon misled the public by withholding climate knowledge

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Study finds Exxon misled the public by withholding climate knowledge

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Aug 30/17

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When developers are allowed to redraw the map of the city, Halifax’s character might get lost

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When developers are allowed to redraw the map of the city, Halifax’s character might get lost

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Aug 24/17

Whose skyline is it anyway? The architecture debate about private and public interests is on. comments      3


Getting accustomed to the brink of war

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Getting accustomed to the brink of war

posted by SARA CONNORS, Aug 24/17

For Koreans in Halifax—and Haligonians in South Korea—the conflict between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un seems a world away. comments      3


SCIENCE MATTERS: When times get dark, we must shine brighter

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SCIENCE MATTERS: When times get dark, we must shine brighter

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Aug 22/17

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Saltwire deal earned <i>Chronicle Herald</i> $664,474 in federal funding

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Saltwire deal earned Chronicle Herald $664,474 in federal funding

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 17/17

Grant money already earmarked for Transcontinental newspapers transferred over to Mark Lever’s new media empire, Canadian Heritage confirms. comments      0


Home for Colored Children inquiry still on track

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Home for Colored Children inquiry still on track

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Aug 17/17

Survivor Tony Smith says civil servants are “showing up” in ways they haven't before. comments      0


Councillor wants Halifax in control of old Spring Garden Road library’s fate

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Councillor wants Halifax in control of old Spring Garden Road library’s fate

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 16/17

Waye Mason asking for a staff report to withdraw HRM’s offer to the province and explore “other public use” for vacant downtown site. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Wildfires are a climate change wake-up call

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Wildfires are a climate change wake-up call

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Aug 16/17

comments      0


The fighting Dave Downey celebrated at gala tribute

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The fighting Dave Downey celebrated at gala tribute

Aug 10/17

Canada’s longest-reigning middleweight champion will be honoured with story and song this Friday at Casino Nova Scotia. comments      0


Strike-over at the Chronicle Herald

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Strike-over at the Chronicle Herald

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 10/17

A tentative agreement brings a tentative end to the 19-month-long labour dispute. comments      0


How else should we be honouring Sidney Crosby?

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How else should we be honouring Sidney Crosby?

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 10/17

Natal Day was all about Sid the Kid. But we think there are more exciting things to name after the city’s hockey hero than some boring-old street. What do you think? comments      0


Gus’ 95th birthday bash

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Gus’ 95th birthday bash

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 10/17

Doesn’t look a day over 90 comments      0


Halifax’s beach closures, year-by-year

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Halifax’s beach closures, year-by-year

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 10/17

A look at the numbers in the municipality’s favourite summer activity: constant short-term beach closures. comments      0


Layoffs and wage cuts in tentative <i>Chronicle Herald</i> deal

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Layoffs and wage cuts in tentative Chronicle Herald deal

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 9/17

Replacement workers expected to stay on at SaltWire, while Local Xpress will be exterminated. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: We only have one Earth, and we’re overshooting its capacity

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SCIENCE MATTERS: We only have one Earth, and we’re overshooting its capacity

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Aug 9/17

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10 urban gardens you need to know

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10 urban gardens you need to know

posted by VICTORIA WALTON, Aug 3/17

Meet the green thumbs growing a brighter future in Halifax. comments      0


Domestic violence court fast-tracked

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Domestic violence court fast-tracked

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Aug 3/17

New restorative justice option launching in Halifax this fall, to the cautious surprise of victim advocates. comments      0


Where are all of Halifax's Black-owned nightclubs?

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Where are all of Halifax's Black-owned nightclubs?

posted by JULIA-SIMONE RUTGERS, Aug 3/17

There’s a serious lack of diversity in the city’s nightlife, and some entertainers say it’s a result of unchallenged prejudice. comments      3


SCIENCE MATTERS: Environmental Protection Act review could strengthen human rights

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Environmental Protection Act review could strengthen human rights

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Aug 1/17

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Bridging the gap

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Bridging the gap

posted by ADINA BRESGE, Jul 27/17

The waterfront is now home to Tall Ships-sized events, and a major construction site. Adding a sea bridge aims to keep the crowds coming. comments      1


Watching the ships roll in


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Watching the ships roll in


posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 27/17

Mac Mackay has spent five decades training his eye—and camera—on the harbour.
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Air traffic control for the water


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Air traffic control for the water


posted by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 27/17

What it’s like watching over Halifax Harbour as a traffic services officer for the Canadian Coast Guard. comments      0


Burning need for Environmental Bill of Rights in Nova Scotia

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Burning need for Environmental Bill of Rights in Nova Scotia

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 27/17

Using tires as fuel—and other dubious industrial decisions—deserves a sober second look to protect the public. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Local action needed to resolve world’s biggest problems

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Local action needed to resolve world’s biggest problems

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jul 26/17

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Climate change a large, systemic problem for Maritime farmers

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Climate change a large, systemic problem for Maritime farmers

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 26/17

A new report from Oxford University says food production, storage and transportation in the Maritimes are all at risk, with little government help. comments      1


Hells Angels resurgence in Halifax not something to celebrate

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Hells Angels resurgence in Halifax not something to celebrate

posted by CHRISTY SOMOS, Jul 20/17

Racism and classism forms a warped positive public opinion on gang's return to HRM streets. comments      5


Light Rail Alliance is full-steam ahead

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Light Rail Alliance is full-steam ahead

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 20/17

New citizen advocacy group says the future of Halifax transit is more trains on the roads. comments      2


SCIENCE MATTERS: Plastic straws suck

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Plastic straws suck

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jul 19/17

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Good luck getting that damage deposit back

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Good luck getting that damage deposit back

posted by JENNIFER HENDERSON, Jul 13/17

The “time-consuming and ridiculous” system for holding landlords accountable. comments      6


SCIENCE MATTERS: Butterflyways blooming throughout the land

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Butterflyways blooming throughout the land

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jul 11/17

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Mayor and Mi’kmaq Chiefs oppose plans to topple Cornwallis statue

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Mayor and Mi’kmaq Chiefs oppose plans to topple Cornwallis statue

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 11/17

If protesters remove sculpture of Halifax's racist founder, it would “set back progress” already made between HRM and First Nations, says Mike Savage. comments      6


Twin town: Halifax and the phenomenon of twins, doppelgängers and mistaken identity

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Twin town: Halifax and the phenomenon of twins, doppelgängers and mistaken identity

posted by FRANCESCA HANDY, Jul 6/17

True tales of double impact, from a local Twin Peaks expert to our Japanese sister city Hakodate. comments      0


Halifax and Hakodate, sisters from different continents

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Halifax and Hakodate, sisters from different continents

posted by FRANCESCA HANDY, Jul 6/17

This 35-year-old relationship between port cities promotes peace and tourism. comments      0


The long road to forgiveness

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The long road to forgiveness

posted by KAYLA HOUNSELL, Jul 6/17

Fern McCuish travelled to the other side of the country to meet the man who murdered her father. comments      4


My friend, my doppelgänger

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My friend, my doppelgänger

posted by FRANCESCA HANDY, Jul 6/17

Two classmates have almost everything in common—except their parents. comments      0


Are twins who share the same dreams telepathic?

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Are twins who share the same dreams telepathic?

posted by FRANCESCA HANDY, Jul 6/17

Explaining the freaky coincidence without freaking you out. comments      0


Wrong Natalie and the curious call from the hospital

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Wrong Natalie and the curious call from the hospital

posted by FRANCESCA HANDY, Jul 6/17

When the right name for the test results is the wrong person. comments      0


Peeking at <i>Twin Peaks</i> with a professor of David Lynch’s films

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Peeking at Twin Peaks with a professor of David Lynch’s films

posted by FRANCESCA HANDY, Jul 6/17

With this much knowledge of the TP dreamscape we are approaching peak Twin Peaks. comments      0


Visiting sailors bring increased risks and extra security to the waterfront

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Visiting sailors bring increased risks and extra security to the waterfront

posted by CHRISTY SOMOS, Jul 6/17

Complaints about harassment echo bigger safety concerns this summer. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Orca survival depends on protecting chinook salmon

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Orca survival depends on protecting chinook salmon

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jul 5/17

comments      0


A Creation Story

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A Creation Story

posted by REBECCA THOMAS, Jun 29/17

Halifax's poet laureate on the creature we call Canada. comments      2


Truth, then reconciliation

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Truth, then reconciliation

posted by KAILA JEFFERD-MOORE, Jun 29/17

Indigenous history is Canada's past. Indigenous people are its future. comments      0


A trans-Canada tale

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A trans-Canada tale

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Jun 29/17

Canada passed basic rights for trans folks, but let's not congratulate ourselves too much. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Nature offers the best defence against flooding

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Nature offers the best defence against flooding

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jun 28/17

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Lise Portelance is a harbour queen

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Lise Portelance is a harbour queen

posted by RANA ENCOL, Jun 22/17

One of Halifax Harbour's few female captains speak to The Coast about what it takes to earn a crew's respect. comments      0


Lee Hung San honours the dead

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Lee Hung San honours the dead

posted by JENNIFER LEE, Jun 22/17

The annual “hill walk” is one of the few remaining Chinese traditions in Halifax. comments      1


The aftermath of the Sandeson verdict

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The aftermath of the Sandeson verdict

posted by KIERAN LEAVITT, Jun 22/17

High-profile murder case ends with a conviction, but the story’s far from over. comments      3


SCIENCE MATTERS: Bicycling never gets old

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Bicycling never gets old

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jun 21/17

comments      0


Sandeson murder case almost derailed over mistrial

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Sandeson murder case almost derailed over mistrial

posted by KIERAN LEAVITT, Jun 15/17

Defence lawyers unsuccessfully argued private investigator’s actions were cause to throw out Dalhousie student’s murder trial. comments      1


Six Second Streets and 11 Maples

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Six Second Streets and 11 Maples

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jun 15/17

Twenty-one years after amalgamation, HRM is still home to 1,800 duplicate street names. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jun 14/17

comments      3


Bloomfield withering on the vine

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Bloomfield withering on the vine

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 14/17

Halifax staff want to sell it off—again—but the future of the languishing north end property is still very much TBD. comments      1


Liberals get another shot at saving Nova Scotia's ecology

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Liberals get another shot at saving Nova Scotia's ecology

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 8/17

The government made a lot of environmental promises on the campaign to re-election. Now it's time for them to deliver. comments      0


Checking up on street checks

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Checking up on street checks

posted by KAILA JEFFERD-MOORE, Jun 8/17

Controversial police practice, which remains in operation, still being analyzed. comments      0


Trapped inside a murder trial

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Trapped inside a murder trial

posted by CHRISTY SOMOS, Jun 8/17

What it's like attending court as both a journalist and the victim's family. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Protecting oceans is paying off

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Protecting oceans is paying off

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Jun 7/17

comments      0


Michelle Coffin is reclaiming her story

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Michelle Coffin is reclaiming her story

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Jun 1/17

She was a Liberal insider. Her boyfriend was premier Stephen McNeil's spokesperson, Kyley Harris. After he assaulted her, the party turned its back on Michelle Coffin and supported her abuser. Enough is enough. comments      19


SCIENCE MATTERS: World Environment Day reminds us to reconnect with nature

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SCIENCE MATTERS: World Environment Day reminds us to reconnect with nature

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, May 31/17

comments      0


Defence tries to poke holes in murder case against William Sandeson

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Defence tries to poke holes in murder case against William Sandeson

posted by KIERAN LEAVITT, May 26/17

Lawyers representing the Dalhousie student continue to question police, witnesses as trial finishes its sixth week. comments      0


Why the Liberals need to win Halifax

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Why the Liberals need to win Halifax

posted by ADINA BRESGE, May 25/17

The key to a second mandate for Stephen McNeil is HRM’s 20 electoral districts. comments      0


What’s next for the NDP?

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What’s next for the NDP?

posted by JACOB BOON, May 25/17

Gary Burrill and the New Democrats want to invest in the future, while learning lessons from the past. comments      0


When will Jamie Baillie be premier?

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When will Jamie Baillie be premier?

posted by JACOB BOON, May 25/17

The Progressive Conservative leader gets a second—and maybe last—shot at forming Nova Scotia’s government. comments      2


Where has the Green party been?

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Where has the Green party been?

posted by CHRISTY SOMOS, May 25/17

After a BC election brought the environmental fourth party sharply back into focus, Nova Scotia leader Thomas Trappenberg wants voters to know: “We can win.” comments      0


Sinking slowly in the city

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Sinking slowly in the city

posted by CAORA MCKENNA, May 25/17

A doctor shortage and substandard services have Haligonians beholden to a broken mental health system. comments      1


Who the hell are the Atlantica party?

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Who the hell are the Atlantica party?

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, May 25/17

Jonathan Dean just wants people to know his party exists. comments      7


Doors Open knocks on

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Doors Open knocks on

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, May 25/17

A handful of the city's gems open their doors June 3 and 4. comments      0


Halifax police regret those comments about "hip hop graffiti"

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Halifax police regret those comments about "hip hop graffiti"

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, May 24/17

The statement comes two months after an officer was quoted in a Halifax Magazine article. comments      1


SCIENCE MATTERS: Oil and plastic are choking the planet

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Oil and plastic are choking the planet

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, May 24/17

comments      0


Finding Taylor Samson

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Finding Taylor Samson

posted by KIERAN LEAVITT, May 18/17

Murder victim's family and best friend remember his life and reflect on what he's left behind. comments      0


Ransomware attack in Nova Scotia would be a “catastrophe”

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Ransomware attack in Nova Scotia would be a “catastrophe”

posted by JACOB BOON, May 17/17

Information and privacy commissioner warns municipalities, universities and provincial agencies should be regularly backing up their data. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Increased awareness is key to resolving the climate crisis

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Increased awareness is key to resolving the climate crisis

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, May 16/17

comments      0


Q&amp;A: Andrew Younger on the media and privacy

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Q&A: Andrew Younger on the media and privacy

posted by JACOB BOON, May 11/17

Actually, says outgoing MLA, his decision to walk away from politics is about ethics in online journalism. comments      0


The shoe must go on

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The shoe must go on

posted by ERIN MCINTOSH, May 11/17

Jimmy Christeas is the cobbler of Quinpool Road, working seven days a week to keep Halifax on its feet, with no end in sight. comments      3


Poverty sprawl

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Poverty sprawl

posted by ALEX MYRICK, May 11/17

Councillors, city planners and community support workers say the spread of poverty into the suburbs is a growing problem in Halifax. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Long work hours don’t work for people or the planet

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Long work hours don’t work for people or the planet

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, May 10/17

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Everything you need to know for Best of Halifax 2017

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Everything you need to know for Best of Halifax 2017

posted by ALLISON SAUNDERS, May 8/17

Put it in your calendars, the Best of Halifax Readers' Choice survey launches June 1 comments      1


The unsinkable Marlene Brown

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The unsinkable Marlene Brown

posted by REBECCA HUSSMAN, May 4/17

Harrietsfield activist is taking water cleanup into her own hands by becoming the first Nova Scotian under the Environment Act to lay charges as a private prosecutor. comments      0


An anaerobic exercise for Halifax's compost system

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An anaerobic exercise for Halifax's compost system

posted by MIRA CHIASSON, May 4/17

New organic waste system could harness bio-gas to power Dalhousie University. comments      0


Tapped out in Harrietsfield

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Tapped out in Harrietsfield

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 4/17

Rural community's dirty water is a political football no one wants to touch. comments      1


SCIENCE MATTERS: Research sheds light on dark corner of B.C.’s oil and gas industry

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Research sheds light on dark corner of B.C.’s oil and gas industry

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, May 3/17

comments      0


Maybe don’t turn yourself in at Voluntary Surrender Day

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Maybe don’t turn yourself in at Voluntary Surrender Day

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 27/17

Defence lawyer advises against taking part in police department’s effort to clear out old warrants. comments      2


SCIENCE MATTERS: The grisly truth about B.C.’s grizzly trophy hunt

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SCIENCE MATTERS: The grisly truth about B.C.’s grizzly trophy hunt

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Apr 26/17

comments      1


Advocates push for environmental bill of rights in Nova Scotia

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Advocates push for environmental bill of rights in Nova Scotia

posted by MIRA CHIASSON, Apr 21/17

Non-partisan bill would help marginalized communities across the province fight back against pollution. comments      1


Science March offers global warning

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Science March offers global warning

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 20/17

Out of the lab and into the streets, this Saturday science advocates march in Halifax—and across the world—to demand stronger environmental policies. comments      0


A strong defence

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A strong defence

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Apr 20/17

Charged with second-degree murder, Christopher Garnier is out on bail. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia has the highest remand population in the country. What separates the two examples is often a matter or money, and race. comments      2


SCIENCE MATTERS: March for science, march for Earth Day, march for humanity!

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SCIENCE MATTERS: March for science, march for Earth Day, march for humanity!

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Apr 19/17

comments      0


Council Report Card 2017

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Council Report Card 2017

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 13/17

City Hall's roster is filled with rookie sensations and veterans of the game. The Coast’s annual ranking of council performance once again breaks down all the action from the past year—every goal scored and penalty enforced. comments      5


Joseph Laroche and the Titanic

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Joseph Laroche and the Titanic

posted by EVELYN C. WHITE, Apr 13/17

To date, Joseph Laroche is the only known Black person to die in the catastrophe. comments      0


CAO harassment complaints still shrouded in secrecy

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CAO harassment complaints still shrouded in secrecy

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 12/17

Councillors refuse comment about allegations that appear to include complaints from three female managers. comments      3


SCIENCE MATTERS: Citizen science and genetic testing yield positive results

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Citizen science and genetic testing yield positive results

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Apr 11/17

comments      0


Rhonda Britton's call to action

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Rhonda Britton's call to action

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Apr 6/17

Although she’s only been preaching in Halifax for the last 10 years, Rhonda Britton’s perspective and faith could help bridge the historical divide between police and the Black community. comments      8


Lindell Wigginton shoots, scores

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Lindell Wigginton shoots, scores

posted by JONATHAN BRIGGINS, Apr 6/17

The 19-year-old basketball star is on track to become the first player from the Maritimes who makes it to the NBA. The secret to his success? “Listen to your parents.” comments      1


Springtime election fever

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Springtime election fever

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Apr 6/17

Voters, politicians and overseers are gearing up for a late-spring provincial election. comments      0


College of Paramedics formalizes province's first responders

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College of Paramedics formalizes province's first responders

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Apr 6/17

Nova Scotia's paramedics are now a self-regulating body. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Marine protected areas are one piece of a complex puzzle

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Marine protected areas are one piece of a complex puzzle

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Apr 5/17

comments      2


What it takes to be an Owl

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What it takes to be an Owl

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Mar 30/17

Is the Austenville Owl’s Club stuck in the past? comments      7


Cogswell redevelopment bucks the (energy) system

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Cogswell redevelopment bucks the (energy) system

posted by REBECCA HUSSMAN, Mar 30/17

Stable energy prices and greenhouse gas reductions could be a big incentive for Interchange land-buyers. comments      0


Welcome to the 21st century: Brighter times or a new Dark Age?

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Welcome to the 21st century: Brighter times or a new Dark Age?

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Mar 28/17

comments      0


Fraying at the edges

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Fraying at the edges

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 23/17

Former member say that in its effort to plan for the future, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is forgetting about the HIV-positive people it's supposed to serve. comments      4


Fewer than half of Nova Scotia's sexual assault charges result in a conviction

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Fewer than half of Nova Scotia's sexual assault charges result in a conviction

posted by KATIE INGRAM, Mar 23/17

Charges are more likely to be withdrawn than result in a guilty or not-guilty verdict. comments      2


Kudos for The Coast's awesome writers Lezlie Lowe and Jacob Boon

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Kudos for The Coast's awesome writers Lezlie Lowe and Jacob Boon

posted by KYLE SHAW, Mar 23/17

Journalism award nominations to two of Halifax’s finest. comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: 
Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Mar 22/17

comments      2


Don't @ me: Why Halifax police are turning to social media to improve public relations

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Don't @ me: Why Halifax police are turning to social media to improve public relations

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 16/17

The hot new tactic police are using to win over HRM is basically shitposting. comments      0


Ted Upshaw’s dedication

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Ted Upshaw’s dedication

posted by SARAH POKO, Mar 16/17

The RCMP’s first African-Canadian commissioned officer talks about the challenges he’s faced, and the legacy he wants to impart. comments      3


Nova Scotia’s recycling efforts plateaued 15 years ago

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Nova Scotia’s recycling efforts plateaued 15 years ago

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 16/17

A “pay-as-you-throw” system could stop us from sending so much recyclable and compostable material to the Otter Lake landfill. comments      7


Death's companions: Meet Nova Scotia's forensic pathology team

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Death's companions: Meet Nova Scotia's forensic pathology team

posted by CHRISTY SOMOS, Mar 9/17

The medical examiner's office never stops dealing with the dead. It's a living. comments      0


Sexual Assault Centre sees calls for help rise in wake of Lenehan ruling

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Sexual Assault Centre sees calls for help rise in wake of Lenehan ruling

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Mar 8/17

The very-real legal repercussions of a not-guilty verdict. comments      4


SCIENCE MATTERS: Faulty logic fuels fossil fools

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Faulty logic fuels fossil fools

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Mar 8/17

comments      0


Lack of outrage over missing evidence surprises American policing expert

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Lack of outrage over missing evidence surprises American policing expert

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 7/17

“Police chiefs lose their jobs over property rooms down here all the time.” comments      11


كسر جليد ثقافي

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كسر جليد ثقافي

posted by RAJA SALIM, Mar 6/17

comments      5


Street checks and balances

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Street checks and balances

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 2/17

After years of passive irrelevance, the police department's civilian oversight board has finally woken up. comments      0


What the fuck does Jesse Brown know about Atlantic Canada?

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What the fuck does Jesse Brown know about Atlantic Canada?

posted by PARKER DONHAM, Mar 2/17

The CANADALAND host “parachutes” into town this Friday to talk about the future of local journalism, and why the Chronicle Herald needs to die. comments      1


Questions about senator's Fall River quarry conflict

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Questions about senator's Fall River quarry conflict

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 2/17

James Cowan has some explaining to do, say residents and former Environment minister. comments      0


The Wooden Monkey files for more than $500,000 in statement of claim

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The Wooden Monkey files for more than $500,000 in statement of claim

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Feb 28/17

Downtown restaurant seeks compensation for Nova Centre construction. comments      5


Evidence control problems date back decades

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Evidence control problems date back decades

posted by JACOB BOON, Feb 28/17

Halifax cops are trying to find nearly 3,000 drug exhibits and $26,000 in cash missing from police custody. That could take some time. comments      2


The Halifax Sexual Health Centre sees people through their most intimate problems

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The Halifax Sexual Health Centre sees people through their most intimate problems

posted by ADINA BRESGE, Feb 23/17

Inside the independent non-profit, that's equal parts medical clinic, public educator and advocate for all things sexual health. comments      2


Hidden Haligonians: Audrey Duggan

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Hidden Haligonians: Audrey Duggan

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Feb 16/17

She didn't choose catering—it chose her. comments      1


Hidden Haligonians: James White

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Hidden Haligonians: James White

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Feb 16/17

The creator of Signalnoise Studio embraces '80s aesthetic. comments      1


Hidden Haligonians: Hafiia Mira

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Hidden Haligonians: Hafiia Mira

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Feb 16/17

"I just love creating things that no one else gets to wear." comments      0


A long road ahead for Nova Scotians with disabilities

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A long road ahead for Nova Scotians with disabilities

posted by SANDRINETTE M. MANIANIA, Feb 16/17

This week's winter storm delays public hearings on Accessibility Act, but even when it's finally enacted will it be too little, too late? comments      1


Reading for the revolution with Black Lives Matter

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Reading for the revolution with Black Lives Matter

posted by ALLIE GRAHAM, Feb 16/17

The Halifax reading group is educating allies about Black history and solidarity. comments      0


Hidden Haligonians: Chris and  Greg Mitchell

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Hidden Haligonians: Chris and Greg Mitchell

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Feb 16/17

The art and design duo creates pieces that reflect their Mi'kmaq heritage. comments      0


Hidden Haligonians: Nathan DeLuca

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Hidden Haligonians: Nathan DeLuca

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Feb 16/17

"Turns out, very few people do what I do commercially." comments      0


Hidden Haligonians: Matthew Trivett

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Hidden Haligonians: Matthew Trivett

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Feb 16/17

One might call him the Don Cherry of esports? comments      0


SCIENCE MATTERS: Government must do more to address First Nations’ water woes

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SCIENCE MATTERS: Government must do more to address First Nations’ water woes

posted by DAVID SUZUKI, Feb 15/17

comments      2


Quebec shooting has some Halifax Muslims afraid to attend mosques

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Quebec shooting has some Halifax Muslims afraid to attend mosques

posted by AYA HILMI AL-HAKIM, Feb 9/17

“We have to realize that the anxiety and fear of going to the mosque is a reality that needs to be talked about.” comments      6


Phoenix marks 30 years of helping youth across HRM

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Phoenix marks 30 years of helping youth across HRM

posted by KYLE SHAW, Feb 9/17

What started as a homeless residence is now so much more. comments      0


Trudeau's refugee cap undervalues Canadian values

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Trudeau's refugee cap undervalues Canadian values

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Feb 8/17

Program cut means many willing sponsor groups aren't allowed to help Syrians. comments      0


Legal experts closely watching Michael Kydd’s Twitter lawsuit

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Legal experts closely watching Michael Kydd’s Twitter lawsuit

posted by RYAN VAN HORNE, Feb 2/17

Dalhousie's Rob Currie says it's “cutting edge” case. comments      5


Jalana Lewis cares about her community

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Jalana Lewis cares about her community

posted by EVELYN C. WHITE, Feb 2/17

The novice campaign manager who helped elect Lindell Smith turns her attention to Dalhousie's history with the slave trade. comments      3


Refugee mental health care adds insult to injury

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Refugee mental health care adds insult to injury

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Feb 2/17

Lack of funding and a Kafkaesque bureaucracy makes Canada's refugee counselling painfully inadequate. comments      4


Speaking the same language

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Speaking the same language

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Feb 2/17

The Mellis are just five out of thousands of Syrian refugees who came to Canada over the last year. comments      0


Editing the way journalists write about social justice

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Editing the way journalists write about social justice

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Jan 28/17

The media needs to do better when covering issues that touch marginalized people. comments      5


Union negotiations adding “significant” budget pressure

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Union negotiations adding “significant” budget pressure

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 26/17

Transit workers, police and firefighters are all currently working off expired collective agreements. comments      2


Living wage ordinance floated by Halifax council

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Living wage ordinance floated by Halifax council

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 25/17

“Implementing a living wage ordinance could increase our service level and not impact our budget,” says councillor Lindell Smith. comments      2


Marching forward after the Women’s March

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Marching forward after the Women’s March

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Jan 23/17

They came, they rallied. Now what? comments      5


Halifax Public Library's new plan is on the books

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Halifax Public Library's new plan is on the books

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 23/17

Chief librarian and library CEO talks about the launch of their five year plan comments      2


Hope and peace in Washington

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Hope and peace in Washington

posted by MAGGIE RAHR, Jan 22/17

Our correspondent goes to post-inauguration DC to report from the mother of all Women’s Marches. comments      8


Whose heritage is it anyway?

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Whose heritage is it anyway?

posted by PLANIFAX, Jan 20/17

Part 3 of our video series looking at the Centre Plan. comments      2


Halifax women protest in solidarity with Washington

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Halifax women protest in solidarity with Washington

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Jan 19/17

Similar rallies are taking place internationally. comments      4


Halifax barbershop shows support for Donald Trump

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Halifax barbershop shows support for Donald Trump

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 12/17

Owner says he's just trying to piss people off. comments      33


Get the lead out

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Get the lead out

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 12/17

Halifax Water is trying to replace the city's toxic drinking water pipes, but it's next to impossible. And the rest of the province is in even worse shape. comments      6


Halifax police will keep using street checks

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Halifax police will keep using street checks

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 9/17

Cops shoot down suggestion from police commissioners for a moratorium on the tactic, which new data shows overwhelmingly targets black residents. comments      17


Alderney Drive not an appealing stroll

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Alderney Drive not an appealing stroll

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jan 5/17

Dalhousie planning student's study finds downtown Dartmouth route lacking in pedestrian-friendly features. comments      6


Refugee support handed off from feds to province

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Refugee support handed off from feds to province

posted by ALEXANDER QUON, Dec 22/16

One year after Syrian refugees landed in Canada, is Nova Scotia ready to step up? comments      3


Consider the saga of James Robinson Johnston

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Consider the saga of James Robinson Johnston

posted by EVELYN WHITE, Dec 22/16

The first black graduate of Dalhousie wasn't immune to the complex intra-racial violence that continues to this day in Nova Scotia. comments      0


Overhaul coming for Board of Police Commissioners

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Overhaul coming for Board of Police Commissioners

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 20/16

Sweeping changes needed to correct a decade of governance failures, says new report. comments      0


The Halifax development roundtable

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The Halifax development roundtable

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 15/16

Gathering together for an airing of grievances about the best and worst in architecture and planning issues this past year. comments      12


Government officials get social media tips at UNSM conference

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Government officials get social media tips at UNSM conference

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Dec 8/16

Telling people how to piss off, but nicely. comments      0


Before the murder and after, the life of Tyler Richards

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Before the murder and after, the life of Tyler Richards

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Dec 8/16

Do the St. FX basketball star and Mulgrave Park mentor’s worst choices outweigh his best ones? A profile of the year’s highest-profile shooting victim. comments      8


Moving Forward Together moves forward, somewhat together

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Moving Forward Together moves forward, somewhat together

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 7/16

Council asks for consultant report on Halifax Transit redesign to incorporate new data, mobility plan and commuter rail. comments      9


School closure leaves the most vulnerable at greatest risk

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School closure leaves the most vulnerable at greatest risk

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 5/16

Unable to afford a surprise week of childcare, some Nova Scotian parents are struggling to clean up the province’s mess. comments      5


After a day of confusion, students are going back to school

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After a day of confusion, students are going back to school

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Dec 5/16

Back-to-work legislation has gone nowhere. comments      6


Accessibility Act amended following criticism

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Accessibility Act amended following criticism

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Dec 2/16

Activist Paul Vienneau says legislation originally ignored social cost of not including those with disabilities. comments      1


Struggling to understand HRM's gun violence

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Struggling to understand HRM's gun violence

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 1/16

Halifax police task research coordinator to look into shootings after 12 homicides in one year. comments      8


Good things come in small packages this holiday

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Good things come in small packages this holiday

posted by ALEX COOKE, Dec 1/16

Mount Saint Vincent University student bringing personal care items to the less-fortunate. comments      0


Richard Zurawski wants a science advisory committee at city hall

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Richard Zurawski wants a science advisory committee at city hall

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 1/16

“Without the proper advice...you could go down many blind alleys, waste a lot of money.” comments      6


Halifax's recycling plant in need of expansion

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Halifax's recycling plant in need of expansion

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 28/16

New ICI tipping fee to increase capacity at HRM-owned facility called a “bit of a tax grab” by industry rep. comments      1


Fire chief Doug Trussler to retire next summer

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Fire chief Doug Trussler to retire next summer

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 28/16

Recruitment is also underway to replace retiring emergency management chief Barry Manuel. comments      1


Not everyone is accepting Stephen McNeil's apology

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Not everyone is accepting Stephen McNeil's apology

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Nov 25/16

Some of those fighting against Alton Gas aren't swayed by premier's “conquered peoples” regrets. comments      9


Bicycle Awards to recognize Halifax's growing cyclist culture

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Bicycle Awards to recognize Halifax's growing cyclist culture

posted by AYA HILMI AL-HAKIM, Nov 24/16

Cycling coalition using event to advocate for a network of protected bike lanes. comments      8


Halifax and Gaetan Dugas

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Halifax and Gaetan Dugas

posted by EVELYN WHITE, Nov 17/16

The man who was mistakenly dubbed Patient Zero of the AIDS crisis and his connection to this city. comments      4


Coastal erosion is threatening two of Point Pleasant Park's historic monuments

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Coastal erosion is threatening two of Point Pleasant Park's historic monuments

posted by COEL EDIGER, Nov 10/16

The Bonaventure Anchor's away and the Point Pleasant Battery's not holding a charge. comments      0


No political will to fix Nova Scotia’s inadequate tenancy laws

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No political will to fix Nova Scotia’s inadequate tenancy laws

posted by JENNIFER HENDERSON, Nov 10/16

Renters are at the mercy of a bureaucracy without much oversight. comments      5


Meet Halifax's biggest Trump supporter

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Meet Halifax's biggest Trump supporter

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 10/16

Margaret MacLennan is a prominent face in the rebellious world of American conservatism—and she lives in the north end. comments      24


When Justin called: Wanda Thomas Bernard talks about her new job as senator

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When Justin called: Wanda Thomas Bernard talks about her new job as senator

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Nov 4/16

The first African-Nova Scotian woman to serve in Canada’s Senate will keep up her work on equity issues. comments      2


National conference showcases women taking action for peace

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National conference showcases women taking action for peace

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Nov 3/16

Topics of discussion this weekend range from sexualized violence in the military to the Halifax Explosion. comments      2


King's student union addresses racism after cancelling Wu-Tang Clan night

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King's student union addresses racism after cancelling Wu-Tang Clan night

posted by KIERAN LEAVITT, Nov 3/16

White kids singing racial slurs in hip-hop lyrics creates an unsafe, unwelcoming space, says university student. comments      13


YouTuber That Muslim Guy challenges stereotypes in mainstream media

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YouTuber That Muslim Guy challenges stereotypes in mainstream media

posted by AYA HILMI AL-HAKIM, Nov 3/16

“When a Muslim does something wrong, Islam goes to court.” comments      3


So is the Nova Centre cursed, or what?

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So is the Nova Centre cursed, or what?

posted by ADINA BRESGE, Oct 27/16

Downtown convention centre’s completion date is delayed, again, and nobody’s sure when the damned thing will finally open. comments      5


Halifax’s development horoscope

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Halifax’s development horoscope

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 27/16

The Centre Plan might not save this city, but it's probably a good start. comments      0


Jordan Bonaparte’s Halloween podcast playlist

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Jordan Bonaparte’s Halloween podcast playlist

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 27/16

The host of the Night Time Podcast shares some of his favourite true crime and horror episodes from around the internet. comments      0


Nights of Gore is just another day at the office for Emmett Blois

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Nights of Gore is just another day at the office for Emmett Blois

posted by ALLIE GRAHAM, Oct 27/16

The Reality star and haunted corn maze purveyor on scaring people for a living. comments      1


Curious about paganism? Participate in Samhain

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Curious about paganism? Participate in Samhain

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Oct 26/16

Get in the fall spirit by invoking some spirits at the original Halloween celebration. comments      0


No one really knows how to get more women to run for council

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No one really knows how to get more women to run for council

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Oct 26/16

The number of women on Halifax council got cut in half. Now what? comments      6


Racist trolls are poisoning the Good Robot, Islamic centre situation

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Racist trolls are poisoning the Good Robot, Islamic centre situation

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Oct 21/16

Surprise! Islamophobic commenters get it wrong. comments      10


Naiomi Metallic is the future that Canada's legal system needs

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Naiomi Metallic is the future that Canada's legal system needs

posted by EVELYN WHITE, Oct 20/16

The inaugural Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy wants to inspire young lawyers, and elevate Indigenous affairs at Dalhousie. comments      4


Halifax election results: district by district

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Halifax election results: district by district

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 16/16

Six new faces elected to city hall after a night of close finishes and surprising upsets. comments      6


These first-time voters are excited for HRM’s election (even if no one else is)

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These first-time voters are excited for HRM’s election (even if no one else is)

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 14/16

Halifax continues to fight a valiant, apparently futile struggle against voter apathy.
 comments      0


Campaign endorsements are getting political

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Campaign endorsements are getting political

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 13/16

Barry Dalrymple is the only outgoing city councillor publicly endorsing a successor. comments      0


HRM’s rural/urban struggle is real

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HRM’s rural/urban struggle is real

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 11/16

Short of bringing back Halifax County, can we ever hope to be one, big, happy municipality? comments      1


Let's get ready to rumble: HRM election guide 2016

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Let's get ready to rumble: HRM election guide 2016

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 8/16

All of our district profiles and candidate surveys in one place. comments      0


Lil MacPherson wants to change the conversation

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Lil MacPherson wants to change the conversation

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Oct 6/16

The mayoral candidate speaks about the environment, small businesses and what she'll change if elected. comments      4


Mike Savage wants to keep the good times rolling

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Mike Savage wants to keep the good times rolling

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Oct 6/16

HRM's mayoral incumbent on his time in office, and his plans to carry on. comments      1


Getting acclimated to acclamation this election

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Getting acclimated to acclamation this election

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Oct 6/16

Four incumbent councillors have already “won” without any votes being cast. comments      0


Trying to fix voter turnout

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Trying to fix voter turnout

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 6/16

Why is it so hard to get people to care about municipal elections? comments      2


City hall offers small reprieve to North Preston families

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City hall offers small reprieve to North Preston families

posted by FRANCELLA FIALLOS, Oct 6/16

New municipal tax break covers homeowners affected by the province's land title mess. comments      1


Not-so-friendly rivalries

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Not-so-friendly rivalries

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 6/16

Some of the candidates in this election really, truly do not like each other. comments      2


Six can’t-miss stops on Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands

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Six can’t-miss stops on Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands

posted by PAYGE WOODARD, Sep 29/16

Into the Wild blue yonder comments      1


Who will Save Young Avenue and what will be left of it?

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Who will Save Young Avenue and what will be left of it?

posted by KIERAN LEAVITT, Sep 22/16

Council's lack of action in saving south end heritage properties leaves some residents frustrated. comments      9


What does a police research coordinator do?

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What does a police research coordinator do?

posted by JACOB BOON, Sep 19/16

Chris Giacomantonio talks to The Coast about his new job with Halifax Regional Police. comments      0


Lacking the tools to stop bad development

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Lacking the tools to stop bad development

posted by PAYGE WOODARD, Sep 15/16

Halifax council turn down a way to press “pause” on undesired growth. comments      9


United Not Isolated festival wants to tell a different story

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United Not Isolated festival wants to tell a different story

posted by MICHELLE CAMERON, Sep 8/16

Two-day event on Gottingen Street this weekend aims to celebrate the north end's identity. comments      0


Growing Halifax without messing it up

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Growing Halifax without messing it up

posted by PLANIFAX, Aug 26/16

Making room for 160,000 people is a balancing act. comments      5


Who's running in Halifax Needham?

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Who's running in Halifax Needham?

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Aug 25/16

A Q&A with the four north end candidates ahead of Tuesday's by-election comments      0


Behind the scenes

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Behind the scenes

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 18/16

Video Difference staff members past and present tell us what made the iconic Halifax store so special. comments      1


Building a better election

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Building a better election

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Aug 11/16

Everything you need to know about HRM's polling prep. comments      3


Strong civilian oversight needed for Canadian police, says George Elliott Clarke

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Strong civilian oversight needed for Canadian police, says George Elliott Clarke

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Aug 4/16

“That should be Job One,” says parliament's poet laureate. comments      3


How to poster a pole, the video

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How to poster a pole, the video

posted by PLANIFAX, Aug 3/16

A ban that never worked is replaced by rules that confuse. comments      2


Video report: Nova Centre vs. its downtown neighbours

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Video report: Nova Centre vs. its downtown neighbours

posted by PLANIFAX, Jul 29/16

Business are sick of struggling to work in a construction site. comments      1


No safe way home

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No safe way home

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Jul 28/16

What can be done to curb the latest string of sexual assaults in Halifax cabs? comments      2


“I only ever ride in a cab if I'm ready to fight for my life.”

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“I only ever ride in a cab if I'm ready to fight for my life.”

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 28/16

Five sexual assaults by Halifax taxi drivers have been reported so far in 2016. Those are the cases we know about. comments      8


Old Spring Garden Road library won’t be sold, promises NS

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Old Spring Garden Road library won’t be sold, promises NS

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 27/16

“More context would have been helpful,” admits spokesperson about previous statements made to The Coast. comments      0


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

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

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 14/16

Not “under any circumstances” counters Halifax councillor. comments      20


Filmmaker Paul Kimball goes for PC nomination after NDP snub

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Filmmaker Paul Kimball goes for PC nomination after NDP snub

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Jul 6/16

Outspoken blog posts and UFO research disqualified his running for the New Democrats, says Halifax Needham candidate. comments      1


Drug audit “exposes serious problems” for Halifax police

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Drug audit “exposes serious problems” for Halifax police

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 30/16

Dalhousie law professor Archibald Kaiser on what the cops need to do now. comments      1


The men on the docks

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The men on the docks

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Jun 30/16

The International Day of the Seafarer sheds light on an overlooked presence in Halifax. comments      1


Reg Rankin lands "sweet gig" as executive director for Otter Lake monitoring committee

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Reg Rankin lands "sweet gig" as executive director for Otter Lake monitoring committee

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 30/16

Councillor helped pass a $12,000 salary raise for HRM-funded position back in February. comments      7


Democracy's other Bernie

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Democracy's other Bernie

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jun 23/16

Nova Scotia's municipal elections officer spills the beans on what to expect come October. comments      1


Continuity errors

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Continuity errors

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 23/16

The Halifax Regional Police department has high rates of missing evidence and numerous security risks inside its drug and money vaults, casting doubt on years of criminal cases. comments      13


Centre Plan takes centre stage

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Centre Plan takes centre stage

posted by UYTAE LEE, Jun 23/16

City hall wants your help planning for development on the community’s terms. comments      1


HRM development’s critical masses

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HRM development’s critical masses

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT AND MITCHELL MULLEN, Jun 23/16

Outspoken planning watchers consider the city’s direction. comments      1


Meet the Big Lifters

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Meet the Big Lifters

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Jun 16/16

The hard-working people rebuilding the Macdonald Bridge, one deck segment at a time. comments      0


Virtual reality a fix for inaccurate development renderings

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Virtual reality a fix for inaccurate development renderings

posted by CHRIS MUISE, Jun 2/16

An immersive new experience for HRM's planning process. comments      1


Swimming in Halifax Harbour

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Swimming in Halifax Harbour

posted by HILLARY WINDSOR, Jun 2/16

Forget its crappy past. We're still under-appreciating (and polluting) the beautiful body of water this city was built on. comments      1


Matt Whitman’s big mouth keeps getting him into trouble

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Matt Whitman’s big mouth keeps getting him into trouble

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 1/16

Another complaint has been made about the deputy mayor's social media use. comments      10


The underdog Dominick Desjardins

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The underdog Dominick Desjardins

posted by JACOB BOON, May 26/16

A rookie to municipal politics, the Halifax South Downtown candidate wants big changes at city hall. comments      4


Sue Uteck to battle Waye Mason for Halifax South Downtown

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Sue Uteck to battle Waye Mason for Halifax South Downtown

posted by JACOB BOON, May 26/16

The former councillor has some choice words for her replacement ahead of October's election. comments      10


It's time to take action on smarter urban development

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It's time to take action on smarter urban development

posted by MITCHELL MULLEN, May 26/16

The Action Group for Better Architecture in Nova Scotia wants to improve how HRM is being built. comments      0


More buses on Gottingen Street bad for business?

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More buses on Gottingen Street bad for business?

posted by JACOB BOON, May 24/16

North end merchants criticize possible “bus freeway.” comments      1


Reg Rankin won’t re-offer in October’s municipal election

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Reg Rankin won’t re-offer in October’s municipal election

posted by JACOB BOON, May 20/16

“I just didn’t want to continue if I wasn’t inspired by more projects,” says the councillor of 25 years comments      1


Our Resilient Bodies has the shit on poop

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Our Resilient Bodies has the shit on poop

posted by SALLY HILL, May 19/16

Free workshop examines the relationship between mental and gastrointestinal health. comments      2


Jason MacLean wants to bring back union pride

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Jason MacLean wants to bring back union pride

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, May 19/16

The corrections officer takes over from Joan Jessome as the NSGEU's new president. comments      0


Police rule out gun buy-back program to curb recent violence

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Police rule out gun buy-back program to curb recent violence

posted by JACOB BOON, May 17/16

The decision goes against HRM’s 2014 roundtable recommendations, and the advice of their own detective. comments      0


Where are all the guns in Halifax coming from?

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Where are all the guns in Halifax coming from?

posted by JACOB BOON, May 17/16

Stolen from local hunters, smuggled from America, or visiting from Toronto—it's kind of hard to say. comments      2


Meet the birdman of Fall River

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Meet the birdman of Fall River

posted by ALEX COOKE, May 12/16

Carlyle Smith has an extra-aviary hobby—releasing white birds at funerals and weddings. comments      3


The justice system after Ghomeshi

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The justice system after Ghomeshi

posted by DAVID MACDONALD, May 12/16

The CBC host's trial has prompted strong calls for change in the way sexual assault survivors are treated in court. How are governments responding? comments      5


Seeking shelter from the storm

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Seeking shelter from the storm

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, May 5/16

Halifax is facing an affordable housing crisis, and there's no solution in sight. comments      10


Council may finally kill Texpark development agreement

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Council may finally kill Texpark development agreement

posted by JACOB BOON, May 2/16

United Gulf's undead contract for Twisted Sisters will either by discharged or brought back to life. comments      7


Homes Not Hondas fights Steele’s Robie Street razing

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Homes Not Hondas fights Steele’s Robie Street razing

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 29/16

Auto oligarch is planning to bulldoze dozens of residential properties for new parking lot. comments      16


What's the First Nations economy worth?

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What's the First Nations economy worth?

posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Apr 28/16

A lot more than the "financial sinkhole" stereotype. comments      2


Halifax (and Boston) get ready to commemorate the Halifax Explosion’s centennial


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Halifax (and Boston) get ready to commemorate the Halifax Explosion’s centennial


posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Apr 28/16

Plans are coming together now for 100-year anniversary. comments      0


Crushing it: the journey of a can

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Crushing it: the journey of a can

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Apr 21/16

Go beyond the blue bag and inside the world of Halifax's ‘aluminati.’ comments      3


Supreme Court slaps down Dawgfather’s case against HRM

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Supreme Court slaps down Dawgfather’s case against HRM

posted by JEFF TOTH, Apr 19/16

Dawg gone, University Avenue bike lanes now moves forward. comments      9


Lindell Smith wants his community to be heard

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Lindell Smith wants his community to be heard

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 14/16

The north end candidate announces his bid for city council. comments      1


Don't underestimate the value of a decent transit map

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Don't underestimate the value of a decent transit map

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 14/16

There's more than one way to bus around HRM, but good luck figuring that out. comments      3


Navigating the slow labyrinth of tenancy disputes

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Navigating the slow labyrinth of tenancy disputes

posted by CHRIS MUISE, Apr 14/16

Good luck getting that security deposit back. comments      2


Council asks for 23 amendments to new Halifax Transit plan

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Council asks for 23 amendments to new Halifax Transit plan

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 13/16

We’re ever so slowly moving forward together. comments      4


We spoke to a <i>Chronicle Herald</i> writer about that refugee story

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We spoke to a Chronicle Herald writer about that refugee story

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 11/16

“It made me feel ashamed to be associated with this newspaper.” comments      11


Long Lake park upgrades met with criticism

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Long Lake park upgrades met with criticism

posted by ALYSSA ERWIN, Apr 9/16

Some nearby residents say developers are “ruining” natural space with extra-wide trails. comments      17


6 developments that are changing the face of Halifax

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6 developments that are changing the face of Halifax

posted by PLANIFAX, Apr 8/16

Video report: Love them or hate them, or love to hate them. comments      5


The resiliency of Direction 180

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The resiliency of Direction 180

posted by EMMA JONES, Apr 7/16

Methadone treatment centre fights social stigma and lack of funding. comments      0


New ownership a bumpy road at Smiling Goat

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New ownership a bumpy road at Smiling Goat

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Apr 7/16

Businessman Kit Singh has big plans for espresso bar, and Halifax. comments      13


Fight the power at Cybersecurity for Activists

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Fight the power at Cybersecurity for Activists

posted by ALYSSA ERWIN, Apr 1/16

Workshop on Saturday offers the skills to avoid government surveillance. comments      0


City Council Report Card 2016

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City Council Report Card 2016

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 31/16

Emotional decisions trump reasonable policy as HRM sails towards an election. comments      11


Survey says: HRM council edition

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Survey says: HRM council edition

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 31/16

Eight councillors (and one mayor) answer our questions. comments      6


Andy Fillmore’s best-laid plans

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Andy Fillmore’s best-laid plans

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 24/16

Halifax MP wants to prioritize sustainable development in Canadian cities. comments      17


The devil in the details: Why Halifax needs a lobbyist registry

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The devil in the details: Why Halifax needs a lobbyist registry

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 17/16

It's hard to trust the city if we don’t know who has its ear. comments      0


Craig McNally wants to build Halifax an indoor skatepark

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Craig McNally wants to build Halifax an indoor skatepark

posted by MAT WILUSH, Mar 10/16

Local skaters are lacking shelter from the cold. comments      3


Salary freeze rejected during snarky council debate

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Salary freeze rejected during snarky council debate

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 9/16

Councillors overworked and underpaid, say councillors. comments      12


Cast your vote in our city council <br>report card

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Cast your vote in our city council
report card

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 7/16

It's your chance to rate city hall before October's election. comments      9


Brad Johns once again HRM's most absent city councillor

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Brad Johns once again HRM's most absent city councillor

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 5/16

Mosher, Dalrymple, Outhit also high on 2015's absentee list. comments      7


Gavin Tucker is hungry for a fight

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Gavin Tucker is hungry for a fight

posted by JONATHAN BRIGGINS, Mar 3/16

The vegetarian MMA fighter is trying to carve a cruelty-free path to the UFC. comments      1


Battling depression often a world of silence and emptiness

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Battling depression often a world of silence and emptiness

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Mar 3/16

Dexter J. Nyuurnibe wants to talk about mental health. comments      0


So you think you can lead the NDP?

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So you think you can lead the NDP?

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Feb 25/16

Three contenders are fighting for leadership and to reinvigorate Nova Scotia's New Democratic Party comments      5


No easy fix to Preston land title cases, says area councillor

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No easy fix to Preston land title cases, says area councillor

posted by JACOB BOON, Feb 23/16

David Hendsbee hopes historic injustice can be resolved. comments      3


Memories of a founding mother of gay and lesbian activism

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Memories of a founding mother of gay and lesbian activism

posted by REBECCA ROSE, Feb 11/16

Anne Fulton passed in November with little public attention, but her friends remember her legacy. comments      0


Former Fort St. John mayor strikebreaking for the <i>Chronicle Herald</i>

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Former Fort St. John mayor strikebreaking for the Chronicle Herald

posted by JACOB BOON, Feb 9/16

Bruce Lantz has some experience on both sides of the scrum. comments      3


Indigenous mental health an overlooked priority

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Indigenous mental health an overlooked priority

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Feb 4/16

Friendship Centre staff not qualified for clinical diagnoses. comments      0


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Slow road to justice for Home for Colored Children residents

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jan 28/16

Public inquiry into past abuses at Dartmouth orphanage could take years. comments      0


Tony Smith is still looking for the truth

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Tony Smith is still looking for the truth

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jan 28/16

The outspoken advocate on what he wants from the Home for Colored Children inquiry. comments      4


Halifax's other health care infrastructure crisis

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Halifax's other health care infrastructure crisis

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 28/16

The North End Community Health Centre is in desperate need of a new roof. comments      0


Everything inside city hall’s 186 pages of donair emails

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Everything inside city hall’s 186 pages of donair emails

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 22/16

Outrage, secrets, Jordi Morgan; we have the donair receipts. comments      3


Freelance reporting comes with some heavy costs

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Freelance reporting comes with some heavy costs

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Jan 21/16

Is it any wonder people are taking up the Chronicle Herald's offer for replacement workers? comments      4


Are HRM’s rural residents getting the short shrift?

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Are HRM’s rural residents getting the short shrift?

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 19/16

A two-year investigation by city staff reveals...well, not much. comments      2


7 reasons fire chief Doug Trussler should leave Halifax

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7 reasons fire chief Doug Trussler should leave Halifax

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 14/16

Because no one seems to want to let him do his job. comments      15


Meet the tributes from District 6

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Meet the tributes from District 6

posted by THOSHLAE SMITH, Jan 14/16

The hungry candidates who are fighting to be on city council. comments      1


Netflix or chill? It’s The Coast’s Sex and Dating survey

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Netflix or chill? It’s The Coast’s Sex and Dating survey

Jan 11/16

For a good time, take the anonymous poll—discretion assured. comments      0


Why can't Halifax Transit build more bus shelters?

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Why can't Halifax Transit build more bus shelters?

posted by THOSHLAE SMITH AND JACOB BOON, Jan 7/16

Seeking shelter from the storm. comments      4


Righting a wrong with the Cogswell Interchange

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Righting a wrong with the Cogswell Interchange

posted by MICHELLE CAMERON, Jan 7/16

John Spinelli hopes to mingle progress with positivity on downtown redevelopment. comments      2


Outrage over the province's $697 jaywalking fine

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Outrage over the province's $697 jaywalking fine

posted by EMMA JONES, Jan 7/16

Some Nova Scotians critical of new charge. comments      8


Ambulance fees cause heavy damage to the sick and injured

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Ambulance fees cause heavy damage to the sick and injured

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Jan 7/16

No free rides, even in an emergency. comments      8


Low-income bus passes long overdue

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Low-income bus passes long overdue

posted by KIM HART MACNEILL, Jan 7/16

Two years in the making, Halifax Transit may finally offer an affordable bus pass in 2016. comments      6


Brand theft auto: international criminal organization busted

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Brand theft auto: international criminal organization busted

posted by ALLIE SWEETING, Dec 23/15

High-end stolen cars were being shipped out of Halifax ports. comments      0


How the <i>Chronicle Herald</i> is demolishing its newsroom

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How the Chronicle Herald is demolishing its newsroom

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Dec 21/15

Newspaper management wants to cut 30 percent of journalism jobs and bring in non-union workers.
 comments      8


Police conduct investigators had a banner year in 2015

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Police conduct investigators had a banner year in 2015

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Dec 17/15

SIRT's workload this year 75 percent greater than anticipated. comments      0


Why the mayor's Statement of Reconciliation is important

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Why the mayor's Statement of Reconciliation is important

posted by PLANIFAX, Dec 12/15

A video reminder respect for First Nations is overdue. comments      3


The “colossal failure” of Nova Scotia’s Cyber-Safety Act

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The “colossal failure” of Nova Scotia’s Cyber-Safety Act

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 11/15

Supreme Court strikes down anti-cyberbulling law passed after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons. comments      5


This man is building a farm in his backyard for new Canadians

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This man is building a farm in his backyard for new Canadians

posted by JONATHAN BRIGGINS, Dec 10/15

In memory of his wife, Mel Slade is helping immigrants grow their own food and forge a community. comments      0


Halifax Transit needs names for its 2,700 bus stops

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Halifax Transit needs names for its 2,700 bus stops

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 10/15

New automated announcement system will require something easier to understand than the current numbered garbage. comments      6


Battling mental illness, one card at a time

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Battling mental illness, one card at a time

posted by EMMA JONES, Dec 3/15

Nova Scotia stationery line finds the words to communicate with struggling loved one. comments      0


Nova Scotia Power's coal is "drenched in blood"

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Nova Scotia Power's coal is "drenched in blood"

posted by SARAH WILBUR, Dec 3/15

Colombian lawyer and activist says we're all unwittingly complicit in the murder of thousands. comments      12


The labours of Danny Cavanagh

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The labours of Danny Cavanagh

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Dec 3/15

New NS Federation of Labour president rolls up his sleeves and gets to work. comments      0


ACOA is threatening to sue Intelivote Systems and HRM's worried

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ACOA is threatening to sue Intelivote Systems and HRM's worried

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 1/15

Halifax awarded $495,000 standing offer before learning of company's financial health. comments      0


Robie Street frat house has a history with sexual assault

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Robie Street frat house has a history with sexual assault

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 1/15

Phi Kappa Pi address was the site of an alleged assault this past month, and another four years ago. comments      10


Canada offers refuge, with conditions

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Canada offers refuge, with conditions

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Nov 26/15

Fewer refugees and security checks for Canadian sponsors. comments      0


While you were sleeping

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While you were sleeping

posted by HILLARY WINDSOR, Nov 19/15

No treatment exists for the psychological trauma of a bedbug infestation. comments      9


Big gifts come in small shoeboxes

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Big gifts come in small shoeboxes

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Nov 19/15

The Halifax Shoebox Project needs your help. comments      3


Paris to weigh heavily on Halifax International Security Forum

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Paris to weigh heavily on Halifax International Security Forum

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 18/15

War-con returns to Halifax and ISIS is on the agenda. comments      1


Argyle Street's permanent awesome

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Argyle Street's permanent awesome

posted by PLANIFAX, Nov 13/15

Vide: This year's pilot project could become the new normal. comments      4


Studying sport in Africville

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Studying sport in Africville

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Nov 12/15

Researcher Russell Field is trying to look behind Canada's commercial sports history. comments      0


Dead weight: The cost of Halifax's orphaned cemeteries

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Dead weight: The cost of Halifax's orphaned cemeteries

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 29/15

Can the city afford more graveyards, or will they be left to rot? comments      8


The unclaimed dead beneath <br>our city's streets

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The unclaimed dead beneath
our city's streets

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 29/15

Thousands lay buried under Spring Garden Road. comments      4


Carving a life into stone

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Carving a life into stone

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 29/15

Heritage Memorials' Dean Nelson on the labour that goes into engraving a grave. comments      0


Halifax goes for the jackpot with Trudeau’s election victory

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Halifax goes for the jackpot with Trudeau’s election victory

posted by KYLE SHAW, Oct 23/15

Establishment-defying voters bet on getting with the program. comments      2


Halifax really seems to hate the Slut Whisperer

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Halifax really seems to hate the Slut Whisperer

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 23/15

It doesn’t appear that Kirill will ever be here. comments      4


Turmoil at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

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Turmoil at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Oct 22/15

Provincial agency searches for its fourth CEO since 2013. comments      5


Looking down the road at the Hollis Street bike lane's future

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Looking down the road at the Hollis Street bike lane's future

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Oct 15/15

Repaving plans, no parking signs and the need for separators. comments      5


More women are needed in municipal politics

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More women are needed in municipal politics

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Oct 15/15

"Campaign school" aims for a more diverse city council. comments      0


On any given power hour

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On any given power hour

posted by ALLIE SWEETING, Oct 15/15

Student drinking culture is still vibrant despite a safer downtown. comments      1


How to park a car on bike lanes

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How to park a car on bike lanes

posted by PLANIFAX, Oct 7/15

Is that really a thing? Watch the video and find out. comments      21


Stop thinking treaties only impact First Nations

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Stop thinking treaties only impact First Nations

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 5/15

We are all treaty people, says Solidarity Halifax. comments      3


Halifax's startup scene goes it alone, together

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Halifax's startup scene goes it alone, together

posted by MICHELLE CAMERON, Oct 1/15

Entrepreneurial teams hash out a future for their companies and their community. comments      6


Failure to connect: Nova Scotia's digital divide

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Failure to connect: Nova Scotia's digital divide

posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 1/15

Internet access in this province is slow-loading. comments      0


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Canada really sucks at access to information

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 1/15

Countries better than us include India, Russia, Newfoundland. comments      0


Halifax's 10 best close-ups

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Halifax's 10 best close-ups

posted by CARSTEN KNOX, Sep 17/15

A walk down memory lane from made-in-Halifax movies past. comments      2


Dartmouth trail to be completed 12 years after being started

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Dartmouth trail to be completed 12 years after being started

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Sep 17/15

Better late than never, HRM will finish multi-use path. comments      0


Whatever happened to the Connaught Pharmacy?

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Whatever happened to the Connaught Pharmacy?

posted by JESSE WARD, Sep 10/15

Remembering one of the city's more mysterious businesses. comments      3


Rick Clarke’s work isn’t over

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Rick Clarke’s work isn’t over

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Sep 9/15

The retiring Labour Federation president reflects on his career, and what’s next for Nova Scotia’s workers. comments      0


Why Halifax is a terrible (and perfect) place to learn English

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Why Halifax is a terrible (and perfect) place to learn English

posted by ADAM FISKE, Sep 3/15

On language schools, community and conversations. comments      0


Remembering Craig Blake

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Remembering Craig Blake

posted by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Sep 2/15

Halifax Transit’s newest passenger ferry pays tribute to fallen sailor Craig Blake’s legacy. comments      7


Why the Halifax Green Network plan matters

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Why the Halifax Green Network plan matters

posted by PLANIFAX, Aug 31/15

The video explanation you've been waiting for is here. comments      0


This amazingly cheap gym is one of the city's best-kept secrets

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This amazingly cheap gym is one of the city's best-kept secrets

posted by THOSHLAE SMITH, Aug 27/15

Lifting weights and and spirits at Northwood. comments      0


Unionized coffee shops <br>grind out a future

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Unionized coffee shops
grind out a future

posted by MICHELLE CAMERON, Aug 27/15

Just Us! finds its perks while Second Cup gets the brew-t. comments      7


One night on the Common

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One night on the Common

posted by JONATHAN BRIGGINS, Aug 20/15

As the sun begins to set, Halifax's playground comes alive with activity. comments      1


Why does no one care about Georges Island anymore?

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Why does no one care about Georges Island anymore?

posted by MICHELLE CAMERON, Aug 20/15

A landmark lost and locked. comments      5


How to be a crane operator

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How to be a crane operator

posted by THOSHLAE SMITH, Aug 13/15

Becoming one of the high-rise, high-paid hotshots who are building up this city. comments      1


Halifax Water is estimating bills due to that labour strike

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Halifax Water is estimating bills due to that labour strike

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 12/15

You might want to take a second look at what you're paying. comments      5


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Halifax is doing a terrible job cutting grass this summer

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 10/15

Contractors owe city "tens of thousands of dollars” in fines. comments      8


Taras Grescoe isn't ashamed to ride the bus

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Taras Grescoe isn't ashamed to ride the bus

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 6/15

Acclaimed author has some thoughts on Halifax Transit. comments      3


Does this bench look like a swastika?

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Does this bench look like a swastika?

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Aug 6/15

City alters 12-year-old Point Pleasant Park installation after single 311 complaint. comments      9


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Looks like winter's going to suck again this year

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 5/15

City council isn't happy with HRM’s snow management. comments      3


Halifax’s drinking problem

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Halifax’s drinking problem

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Jul 30/15

We’ve got 78,000 people for each public water fountain. comments      9


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New garbage regulations called for dealing with white trash

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 29/15


Nova Scotia’s black community kinda amazed they have to ask for the Confederate flag to be banned. comments      10


Nova Scotia’s sad state of environmental racism

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Nova Scotia’s sad state of environmental racism

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 28/15

Out of sight, shouldn’t mean out of mind. comments      0


Price check: Who’s selling the cheapest clear garbage bags?

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Price check: Who’s selling the cheapest clear garbage bags?

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 27/15

You have to buy them, Halifax. At least buy them cheap. comments      4


Chopped and screwed

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Chopped and screwed

posted by HILLARY WINDSOR, Jul 23/15

Pop radio still edits hip-hop from the airwaves. Are they stuck in the past or reinforcing rap stereotypes? comments      1


Lessons learned on the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees

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Lessons learned on the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 23/15

Ashram Parsi has saved thousands, but still has a ways to go. comments      0


Take a walk on the wild side

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Take a walk on the wild side

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 23/15

Fasten your Greenbelt with these five ways to swim, cycle, hike and run the city. comments      0


New app offers free legal help for transgender Canadians

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New app offers free legal help for transgender Canadians

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 20/15

Halifax-born developer launches JusticeTrans at Pride. comments      0


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Norway maples should make like a tree and leave Halifax

posted by TEAM COAST, Jul 17/15

A video guide to the city’s most controversial tree. comments      3


How to be Halifax’s next poet laureate

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How to be Halifax’s next poet laureate

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 16/15

What a poet laureate does and how to apply. comments      7


Who’s coming to the new Halifax Convention Centre?

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Who’s coming to the new Halifax Convention Centre?

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 9/15

TCL has 30 events booked, will only name eight. comments      5


The long, winding road to getting a bike lane built in Halifax

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The long, winding road to getting a bike lane built in Halifax

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jul 9/15

Multiple delays on multiple projects. comments      0


Solar City’s slow launch

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Solar City’s slow launch

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 9/15

World-class energy project suffers a change in leadership. comments      1


What’s the future hold for Shannon Park?

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What’s the future hold for Shannon Park?

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jul 2/15

Community comes together for Dartmouth “ideas fair.” comments      4


The strange authority of the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission

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The strange authority of the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission

posted by ERICA BUTLER, Jun 25/15

Why it might hold the key to Halifax's transportation future. comments      2


Marthe Bernard wants to break the silence on mental health

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Marthe Bernard wants to break the silence on mental health

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jun 25/15

Republic of Doyle actor in Halifax to speak about her brother's life and death. comments      6


Everything Scotiabank got for buying the Metro Centre's name

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Everything Scotiabank got for buying the Metro Centre's name

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 25/15

Mooseheads lose BMO as sponsor, new bank machines wheeled in. comments      2


Fifteen years of medical training and unable to work

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Fifteen years of medical training and unable to work

posted by SEAN MOTT, Jun 18/15

Immigrant doctors struggle to meet Canada's licensing requirements. comments      6


Check out Halifax Pride’s new logo and event lineup

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Check out Halifax Pride’s new logo and event lineup

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 18/15

Festival punches up with rainbow punctuation. comments      0


Journalism is going to be OK, says Seymour Hersh

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Journalism is going to be OK, says Seymour Hersh

posted by MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE, Jun 11/15

Legendary reporter offers keynote insight in Halifax. comments      3


Halifax's feral cat crisis is alive and well

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Halifax's feral cat crisis is alive and well

posted by NATASHA MACDONALD-DUPUIS, Jun 11/15

Tuxedo Stan's legacy spayed, neutered. comments      4


See what's #HiddenInTheOpen with Jobe Brown's origami

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See what's #HiddenInTheOpen with Jobe Brown's origami

posted by JULIA MANOUKIAN, Jun 4/15

One of many urban interventions at 100 in 1 Day. comments      0


Don't forget your helmet

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Don't forget your helmet

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 4/15

Local businesses offer deep discounts to cyclist customers. comments      1


A quick tour of 11 things to do at 100 in 1 Day

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A quick tour of 11 things to do at 100 in 1 Day

posted by JACOB BOON, Jun 4/15

This weekend is going to be bonkers. comments      0


Welcome to Halifax's new condo market

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Welcome to Halifax's new condo market

posted by JESSICA FLOWER, May 28/15

Luxury condominiums could be the key to Halifax's survival. comments      15


We interviewed one of the rats living in your walls

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We interviewed one of the rats living in your walls

posted by JESSICA FLOWER, May 14/15

Halifax rats are taking over new territories and there's nothing to be done about it. comments      1


Who's to blame when apartments don't recycle?

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Who's to blame when apartments don't recycle?

posted by HILLARY WINDSOR, May 7/15

Sorting out the problem with Halifax's rental waste. comments      5


Everything you need to know about Halifax’s budget

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Everything you need to know about Halifax’s budget

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 23/15

Snow and taxes. Taxes and snow. comments      2


The Seaport Market's inadvertent whitening

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The Seaport Market's inadvertent whitening

posted by RACHEL WARD, Apr 9/15

Relocation plans leave a bad taste in food vendors' mouths. comments      26


Street snowboarders are riding high in Halifax

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Street snowboarders are riding high in Halifax

posted by AARON WILLIAMS, Apr 6/15

At least someone’s been enjoying this weather. comments      1


City Council Report Card 2015

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City Council Report Card 2015

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 2/15

Now is the winter of our public discontent. comments      10


Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax: <br>A tale of three <br>entrepreneurial cities

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Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax:
A tale of three
entrepreneurial cities

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 12/15

Matt Semansky’s new book analyzes urban vitality. comments      2


The battle between Halifax Fire and city council

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The battle between Halifax Fire and city council

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 12/15

Emotion has gotten in the way of facts. comments      3


Time to vote in our city council report card

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Time to vote in our city council report card

posted by JACOB BOON, Mar 3/15

Have your say on who makes the grade. comments      5


Sidewalk conditions remain icy, dangerous and unacceptable

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Sidewalk conditions remain icy, dangerous and unacceptable

posted by CARRIE GILBERT, Feb 26/15

Taking to the streets to protest inaccessibility. comments      25


What are Columbiners?

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What are Columbiners?

posted by JACOB BOON, Feb 17/15

Online fandoms and Halifax’s foiled mass shooting. comments      4


The Stanley Cup’s top defenseman

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The Stanley Cup’s top defenseman

posted by JACOB BOON, Feb 12/15

Mike Bolt guards hockey’s most prestigious prize. comments      0


Jono not interested in St. Pat's mediation

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Jono not interested in St. Pat's mediation

posted by JACOB BOON, Feb 11/15

Council peace branch declined by developer. comments      0


How do you make the Best of Halifax better?

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How do you make the Best of Halifax better?

posted by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Feb 5/15

The Best of Halifax Awards are changing. Here's how. comments      1


Yik Yak Halifax mostly just about pooping

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Yik Yak Halifax mostly just about pooping

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 22/15

The kids are alright. comments      0


Risky business inside Washmill underpass report

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Risky business inside Washmill underpass report

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 22/15

Auditor general isn’t mad, just disappointed comments      1


Development and the views from Citadel Hill

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Development and the views from Citadel Hill

posted by PLANIFAX, Jan 22/15

Video report shows exactly what the sacred viewplanes are protecting. comments      1


How to fix the city 2015

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How to fix the city 2015

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 8/15

Time to get to work, Halifax comments      0


What do you think needs to be fixed?

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What do you think needs to be fixed?

Jan 8/15

Halifax’s brightest minds chime in. comments      4


Halifax police conclude bungled stalker case review

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Halifax police conclude bungled stalker case review

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Dec 25/14

Front line officers still lack training, HRP find. comments      2


The top stories of 2014

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The top stories of 2014

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 18/14

What caught Halifax’s attention over the last 12 months. comments      2


Chaos at the <i>Chronicle Herald</i>

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Chaos at the Chronicle Herald

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 4/14

The future's a worry for the region's daily paper of record. comments      7


Punk Bucket wants you to rock out for a good cause

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Punk Bucket wants you to rock out for a good cause

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 4/14

All-ages ragers at the Bus Stop. comments      0


Rent Control+Alt+Delete

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Rent Control+Alt+Delete

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Nov 27/14

Is it time for Nova Scotia to reboot tenancy rights? comments      8


Hang your posters high

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Hang your posters high

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Nov 20/14

Temporary sign bylaw finally on the way out. comments      11


Nick’s Halleyfax: from Bebop to Bach

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Nick’s Halleyfax: from Bebop to Bach

posted by EVAN MCINTYRE, Nov 20/14

Singing and conducting King's Chorus. comments      0


“Not everyone wants to stay at home and be safe”

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“Not everyone wants to stay at home and be safe”

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 13/14

Chris Hadfield shares lessons from Earth, and beyond. comments      2


A change to the uniform

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A change to the uniform

posted by AMEYA CHARNALIA, Nov 13/14

Halifax woman first to serve in the Navy while wearing a turban. comments      0


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Out in the cold at the Seaport Market

posted by JADE NAUSS, Nov 13/14

Lacking heat, some vendors bundle up against icy weather. comments      2


Live streaming religion

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Live streaming religion

posted by SARAH LAWRYNUIK, Nov 13/14

The Dalai Lama is hipper than you know comments      3


It's the 20th annual Best of Halifax

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It's the 20th annual Best of Halifax

Nov 6/14

All the winners, including everybody's favourite library. comments      0


Gimme some NaNoWriMo

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Gimme some NaNoWriMo

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 6/14

Why you should get started now on your novel. comments      0


Ghosts of Barrington

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Ghosts of Barrington

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 30/14

Halifax’s historic street claws its way back from the dead. comments      7


Take a video tour of the new library

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Take a video tour of the new library

posted by PLANIFAX, Oct 30/14

First look inside the Halifax Central Library. comments      0


Failure to communicate

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Failure to communicate

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 23/14

Unexpected street closures pissing off downtown businesses comments      0


Shock and sadness from St. Pat’s ruling

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Shock and sadness from St. Pat’s ruling

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Oct 23/14

Few options left for non-profit community groups. comments      7


Halifax’s mail fail

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Halifax’s mail fail

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 9/14

Canada Post’s new community mailboxes are going to kill someone, and it’ll be the city’s fault. comments      13


Gottingen’s still Got A Voice

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Gottingen’s still Got A Voice

posted by LEAH GERBER, Oct 9/14

Celebratory radio station from Gottingen 250 stays on the air. comments      0


Buttons for peace: A Q&A with Betty Peterson

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Buttons for peace: A Q&A with Betty Peterson

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 9/14

Memories from the legendary Halifax activist are now on display at Pier 21.
 comments      2


Celebrate Gottingen 250

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Celebrate Gottingen 250

posted by DAVID DAHMS, Sep 11/14

With a day-long street party on Saturday and nearly a week of music and events, Gottingen Street toasts itself for being pretty nifty at 250. comments      2


Nova Centre could mean big bucks for Halifax sex workers

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Nova Centre could mean big bucks for Halifax sex workers

posted by GEOFF DAVIES, Sep 11/14

Convention centre has lots of potential for economic spinoff. comments      5


Remembering the Spring Garden Road Memorial library

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Remembering the Spring Garden Road Memorial library

posted by PLANIFAX, Sep 11/14

Part 1 of a video look at the new library. comments      0


Four thousand tickets and no answers

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Four thousand tickets and no answers

posted by ARIANE HANLON, Aug 14/14

Halifax is cranking out parking tickets, and magically no one seems to mind comments      9


Q&A: Phil Otto says “stop being assholes”

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Q&A: Phil Otto says “stop being assholes”

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 7/14

The senior brand strategist for Revolve answers The Coast’s questions on “being bold.” comments      12


The Forum’s uncertain future

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The Forum’s uncertain future

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 24/14

It’s been host to Reba McEntire and Hulk Hogan, and now the Halifax Forum could be at its end. comments      2


Civic beauty

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Civic beauty

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, May 29/14

100 in 1 Day offers cultural, environmental and edible interventions for Halifax in one grand festival comments      0


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St. Pat’s gets a reprieve

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, May 15/14

It’s not over yet for the community groups hoping to move into the former school comments      0


Barry Dalymple

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Barry Dalymple

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 1 (Waverley - Fall River - Musquodoboit) comments      0


David Hendsbee

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David Hendsbee

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 2 (Preston - Chezzetcook - Eastern Shore) comments      3


Bill Karsten

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Bill Karsten

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 3 (Dartmouth South - Eastern Passage) comments      0


Lorelei Nicoll

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Lorelei Nicoll

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 4 (Cole Harbour - Westphal) comments      4


Gloria McCluskey

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Gloria McCluskey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 5 (Dartmouth Centre) comments      3


Waye Mason

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Waye Mason

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 7 (Peninsula South - Downtown) comments      3


Jennifer Watts

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Jennifer Watts

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 8 (Peninsula North) comments      2


Darren Fisher

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Darren Fisher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 6 (Harbourview - Burnside - Dartmouth East) comments      2


Stephen Adams

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Stephen Adams

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 11 (Spryfield - Sambro Loop - Prospect Road) comments      5


Tim Outhit

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Tim Outhit

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 16 (Bedford - Wentworth) comments      0


Brad Johns

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Brad Johns

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 14 (Middle/Upper Sackville - Beaver Bank - Lucasville) comments      2


Steve Craig

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Steve Craig

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 15 (Lower Sackville) comments      0


Matt Whitman

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Matt Whitman

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 13 (Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets) comments      5


Reg Rankin

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Reg Rankin

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 12 (Timberlea - Beechville - Clayton Park West) comments      1


Linda Mosher

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Linda Mosher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 9 (Armdale - Peninsula West) comments      3


Russell Walker

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Russell Walker

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

District 10 (Halifax - Bedford Basin West) comments      2


Mike Savage

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Mike Savage

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

Mayor comments      1


Welcome to the 2014 City Council Report Card

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Welcome to the 2014 City Council Report Card

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 3/14

The sophomore class needs to get its act together comments      0


The business of bare: Inside Ralph's Place

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The business of bare: Inside Ralph's Place

posted by ARIANE HANLON, Feb 6/14

How Khalil Nasrallah keeps his money squeaky-clean, his morals in check and Nova Scotia's last strip club thriving. comments      6


Halifax’s dangerous crosswalks

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Halifax’s dangerous crosswalks

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 9/14

Pedestrians are at risk in these 12 crosswalks, and here’s how to make them safer. comments      28


Storm watch

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Storm watch

posted by ERICA BUTLER, Jan 9/14

Hurricane Juan was a blessing in disguise for waterfront development. Will we be so lucky next time? comments      0


2013: The year of suck

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2013: The year of suck

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 26/13

Misogyny, racism, death, layoffs, big government handouts to corporations and let’s all bow down before the convention centre. Tim Bousquet gives the blow-by-blow comments      8


Pushed out by gentrification?

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Pushed out by gentrification?

posted by HILARY BEAUMONT, Aug 8/13

Rising housing costs in Halifax’s north end are putting the squeeze on that diverse neighbourhood. comments      17


Two decades of world-class delusion

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Two decades of world-class delusion

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 11/13

How Halifax’s big dreams have become a nightmare, and what needs to happen to make the city a great place to live. comments      31


A full day of Canada Day

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A full day of Canada Day

posted by KAYLEIGH ROBINSON, Jun 27/13

Unsure what to do for the nation’s birthday? We’ve got your whole day planned for you, just go with it. comments      0


Barry Dalrymple

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Barry Dalrymple

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 1 (Waverley - Fall River - Musquodoboit) comments      0


Welcome to the 2013 City Council Report Card

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Welcome to the 2013 City Council Report Card

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

Not so sucky as last year! Councillors passed Solar City and, well, not much else. comments      1


David Hendsbee

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David Hendsbee

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 2 (Preston - Chezzetcook - Eastern Shore) comments      0


Bill Karsten

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Bill Karsten

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 3 (Dartmouth South - Eastern Passage) comments      1


Lorelei Nicoll

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Lorelei Nicoll

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 4 (Cole Harbour - Westphal) comments      0


Gloria McCluskey

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Gloria McCluskey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 5 (Dartmouth Centre) comments      0


Darren Fisher

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Darren Fisher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 6 (Harbourview - Burnside - Dartmouth East) comments      0


Waye Mason

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Waye Mason

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 7 (Peninsula South - Downtown) comments      0


Jennifer Watts

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Jennifer Watts

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 8 (Peninsula North) comments      3


Linda Mosher

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Linda Mosher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 9 (Armdale - Peninsula West) comments      1


Russell Walker

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Russell Walker

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 10 (Halifax - Bedford Basin West) comments      1


Stephen Adams

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Stephen Adams

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 11 (Spryfield - Sambro Loop - Prospect Road) comments      1


Reg Rankin

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Reg Rankin

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 12 (Timberlea - Beechville - Clayton Park West) comments      2


Matt Whitman

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Matt Whitman

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 13 (Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets) comments      6


Brad Johns

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Brad Johns

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 14 (Middle/Upper Sackville - Beaver Bank - Lucasville) comments      2


Steve Craig

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Steve Craig

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 15 (Lower Sackville) comments      2


Tim Outhit

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Tim Outhit

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 9/13

District 16 (Bedford - Wentworth) comments      0


Mike Savage

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Mike Savage

May 9/13

Mayor comments      3


The Dartmouth Common is a dangerous, underused park.

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The Dartmouth Common is a dangerous, underused park.

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 10/13

The solution? Sell alcohol there. comments      11


The Oval: a round-about route to successful park building

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The Oval: a round-about route to successful park building

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 10/13

The one good thing that came out of the concert scandal is the thing city staff never planned for. comments      1


Green space is wasted space

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Green space is wasted space

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 10/13

It’d be better to require developers to pay into a fund for pocket parks, than to have them install a row of crappy bushes. comments      1


Life’s a beach!

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Life’s a beach!

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 10/13

Locals make Sands at Salter Park a success. comments      0


Victoria Park: the park that works despite itself

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Victoria Park: the park that works despite itself

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 10/13

The “forgotten little sister” of the Public Gardens needs some attention, says Nancy Tissington. comments      0


How downtown gets planned, and then ignored

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How downtown gets planned, and then ignored

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 10/13

The city has spent millions of dollars on plans for downtown. Now T.J. Maguire says it’s time to get serious. comments      3


How to fix the city: We get our urban parks and green spaces all wrong.

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How to fix the city: We get our urban parks and green spaces all wrong.

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 10/13

We look at the social role of parks in the urban core, what works, what doesn’t work, and how we can do better. comments      2


Getting home on New Year's Eve

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Getting home on New Year's Eve

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 27/12

It's that time of year again... comments      1


Hali-pocalypse!

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Hali-pocalypse!

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 20/12

Forget about the Mayan doomsday prediction. Here’s how Halifax is really doomed. comments      4


It matters whether a person or a machine hands you a ballot

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It matters whether a person or a machine hands you a ballot

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 13/12

Voting electronically makes it far less likely a voter will vote for school board. comments      4


Recount confirms Bill Karsten's District 3 victory

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Recount confirms Bill Karsten's District 3 victory

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 29/12

Dartmouth South - Eastern Passage finally has a city councillor. comments      0


Judge orders recount for District 3 council election

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Judge orders recount for District 3 council election

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 15/12

Bill Karsten holds slim lead over Jackie Barkhouse. comments      0


Dear Mayor Savage

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Dear Mayor Savage

posted by TEAM COAST, Nov 8/12

An open letter of advice from The Coast to Mike Savage, Halifax’s new mayor comments      16


New council sworn in

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New council sworn in

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 7/12

No one was drunk, this time. comments      2


Meet the new boss: Same as the old boss

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Meet the new boss: Same as the old boss

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 2/12

By paying himself $10,000 a month from his campaign fund, Mike Savage shows he's just Peter Kelly in a new suit. comments      36


What Mike Savage's campaign contributors mean to Halifax

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What Mike Savage's campaign contributors mean to Halifax

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 31/12

The trouble with big money campaigns, buying access and small favours comments      10


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Mike Savage's campaign contributions made public

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 31/12

comments      5


Electronic vote verification was inappropriately delayed: E-voting expert

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Electronic vote verification was inappropriately delayed: E-voting expert

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 23/12

Three days after election, internet voters still couldn't know if their vote was counted. comments      6


Jackie Barkhouse win over Bill Karsten reversed, and other election screw-ups

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Jackie Barkhouse win over Bill Karsten reversed, and other election screw-ups

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 23/12

1,000 percent voter turnout and more reasons to question the integrity of the Elections Office. comments      18


Election results by district

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Election results by district

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 22/12

Voter turnout was very low—under 30% in some districts. comments      9


Election results: What does it all mean?

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Election results: What does it all mean?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 22/12

Low voter turnout, the end of the Peter Kelly regime and a (perhaps) less vitriolic council. comments      13


Peninsula North, Peninsula South and Dartmouth Centre

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Peninsula North, Peninsula South and Dartmouth Centre

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 18/12

One too close to call, one blow-out and one contest between incumbents. comments      1


Final early voter turnout is 22.5%

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Final early voter turnout is 22.5%

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 18/12

See district-by-district breakdowns here. comments      7


The Cole Harbour haircut

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The Cole Harbour haircut

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 18/12

Either the suburbs have a predictable fashion approach, or there's only one hair stylist in the eastern 'burbs. comments      2


Voter turnout by age, as of Wednesday morning

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Voter turnout by age, as of Wednesday morning

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 17/12

Generally speaking, the older you are the more likely it is you have voted. comments      6


Early voter turnout in Halifax elections is alarmingly low

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Early voter turnout in Halifax elections is alarmingly low

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 16/12

Electronic voting is highest among seniors, lowest with 20- to 30-year-olds. comments      8


The change you seek

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The change you seek

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 11/12

Why inspired citizenship is more important than inspirational leadership this election. comments      4


Mr. Smith goes to City Hall

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Mr. Smith goes to City Hall

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 11/12

A Coast reporter and a District 12 candidate have a complicated relationship. comments      5


Early voting totals

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Early voting totals

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 11/12

As of Friday, 3pm comments      0


Wooing the vote: Landlords lobby for Sue Uteck

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Wooing the vote: Landlords lobby for Sue Uteck

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 11/12

Paramount Properties asks its tenants to vote for Uteck, but what message does that send? comments      11


Mike Savage: The deal maker

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Mike Savage: The deal maker

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 4/12

Meet your mayor candidate: He's the clear front-runner to become our next mayor, but is the consummate insider really what we want? comments      13


Fred Connors: The voice of passion

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Fred Connors: The voice of passion

posted by LIZZY HILL, Oct 4/12

Meet your mayor candidate: The journey from hen advocate to city hall hopeful isn’t as unlikely as it sounds. comments      9


Tom Martin: The fighter

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Tom Martin: The fighter

posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 4/12

Meet your mayor candidate: The former street-tough cop says he's ready to go one more round to set the city straight. comments      15


Steve Mackie: The comedian

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Steve Mackie: The comedian

posted by MICHAELA CAVANAGH, Oct 4/12

Meet your mayor candidate: Running for mayor is no joke, but maybe his campaign is. comments      0


Robert (Wesley) McCormack: The enthusiast

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Robert (Wesley) McCormack: The enthusiast

posted by MICHAELA CAVANAGH, Oct 4/12

Meet your mayor candidate: Dietary aide brings a lot of love for Halifax to the campaign trail, and wants to see the city thrive. comments      0


Aaron Eisses: The techno farmer

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Aaron Eisses: The techno farmer

posted by SHANNON WEBB-CAMPBELL, Oct 4/12

Meet your mayor candidate: Computer programmer is still connected to the natural cycles on the farm. comments      0


20 Questions for candidates from The Coast

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20 Questions for candidates from The Coast

Oct 4/12

Meet the humans behind the politicians, as we ask the candidates to explain themselves. comments      1


Update: Justice Arthur LeBlanc rules for Angela Jones

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Update: Justice Arthur LeBlanc rules for Angela Jones

posted by MICHAELA CAVANAGH, Oct 3/12

Jones will be a candidate in the District 4- Cole Harbour council election. comments      3


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Angela Jones ruling imminent

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 3/12

comments      0


Angela Jones will learn her fate tomorrow

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Angela Jones will learn her fate tomorrow

posted by MICHAELA CAVANAGH, Oct 2/12

Court hearing for Potential District 4 candidate was today, judge to rule by morning. comments      1


How secure is internet voting?

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How secure is internet voting?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 27/12

HRM couple receives five voter notifications between the two of them. comments      7


Do HRM candidates care about the arts?

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Do HRM candidates care about the arts?

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Sep 27/12

The Greater Halifax Arts and Culture Coalition find out comments      3


Finally, some candidate sparring in District 11: Spryfield—Sambro—Prospect Road

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Finally, some candidate sparring in District 11: Spryfield—Sambro—Prospect Road

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 26/12

Does it matter that Steve Adams lives in Bedford? comments      12


Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council endorses council candidates

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Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council endorses council candidates

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 25/12

Worker group declines to endorse candidates in seven districts. comments      6


Women want to be heard

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Women want to be heard

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 25/12

The Women’s Action Alliance for Change releases municipal election tool. comments      2


CNN's Anderson Cooper endorses Tuxedo Stan

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CNN's Anderson Cooper endorses Tuxedo Stan

Sep 25/12

comments      3


Angela Jones files brief with the court

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Angela Jones files brief with the court

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 24/12

Read her argument here. comments      2


Halifax mayoral candidates urged to address accessibility

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Halifax mayoral candidates urged to address accessibility

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 24/12

Petition calls for detailed platforms to remove impediments. comments      0


Announcing The Coast's mayoral debate

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Announcing The Coast's mayoral debate

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 21/12

Working with the Right to Know Coalition and Halifax students. comments      0


Five candidates vie for District 15 council seat

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Five candidates vie for District 15 council seat

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 20/12

Steve Craig, Janet Langille, Stephen Taylor, Curt Wentzell and Ian Wilson each say they'll best represent Lower Sackville. comments      3


Tuxedo Stan wins the campaign graphic contest

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Tuxedo Stan wins the campaign graphic contest

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 20/12

No pussy-footing around with his design team. comments      3


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Candidates' debate for District 8: Peninsula North

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 20/12

Thursday event at the north end library comments      0


Angela Jones's campaign is in limbo until October 2

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Angela Jones's campaign is in limbo until October 2

posted by MICHAELA CAVANAGH, Sep 19/12

Justice Richard Coughlan needs time to decide on contested Cole Harbour candidacy. comments      7


An open letter from arts leaders to political leaders

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An open letter from arts leaders to political leaders

posted by KYLE SHAW, Sep 19/12

The Greater Halifax Arts and Culture Coalition wants to know where the candidates stand. comments      0


All four District 12 candidates want to raise most residents' taxes

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All four District 12 candidates want to raise most residents' taxes

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 18/12

Timberlea - Beechville - Clayton Park West candidates Reg Rankin, Bruce E. Smith, Mary Wile and Rano Khokhar all support "tax reform." comments      4


BREAKING NEWS: Angela Jones asks court to put her name back on ballot

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BREAKING NEWS: Angela Jones asks court to put her name back on ballot

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 17/12

Jilted District 4 candidate gets an emergency hearing this Thursday Wednesday. comments      2


City lawyer hires a lawyer to fight city hall

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City lawyer hires a lawyer to fight city hall

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 13/12

Angela Jones wants to run for council, but the election office says she can't. comments      13


Last chance for Best of Halifax voting

CITY »

Last chance for Best of Halifax voting

Sep 13/12

Calling all procrastinators: It's now your time to shine. comments      1


Fusion's mayoral candidate forum: Now the race begins in earnest

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Fusion's mayoral candidate forum: Now the race begins in earnest

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 13/12

Tom Martin, Mike Savage and Fred Connors apply for the job. comments      25


Candidates for HRM mayoral and city council elections

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Candidates for HRM mayoral and city council elections

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 12/12

Who they are and where they're running. comments      0


Peter Kelly won't run for any elected office

CITY »

Peter Kelly won't run for any elected office

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 11/12

Lame duck mayor ends speculation as nominations close. comments      7


Peter Kelly still playing cat and mouse game

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Peter Kelly still playing cat and mouse game

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 11/12

Halifax mayor apparently wants to define himself as indecisive. comments      0


Jerry Pye announces candidacy in District 6

CITY »

Jerry Pye announces candidacy in District 6

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 6/12

Former Dartmouth alderman and MLA will vie against sitting councillor Darren Fisher. comments      0


Vince Hall ends his candidacy for mayor

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Vince Hall ends his candidacy for mayor

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 6/12

Long-shot candidate endorses Mike Savage. comments      1


A voters' resource: Five questions you should ask candidates

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A voters' resource: Five questions you should ask candidates

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 30/12

Someone knocks on your door and says he or she is running for council. Here's what you do. comments      4


Councillor Jim Smith bows out, heating up Dartmouth Centre race

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Councillor Jim Smith bows out, heating up Dartmouth Centre race

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 30/12

Remaining candidates should discuss transit and the fate of downtown Dartmouth. comments      6


Councillor Debbie Hum bows out

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Councillor Debbie Hum bows out

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 27/12

District 10 race now down to two candidates: Russell Walker and John Thibeau. comments      0


CITY »

Build accountability into civic life

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 22/12

There is no sin so great that a Halifax politician or bureaucrat is held responsible for it. comments      8


CITY »

We need a sunshine ordinance

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 16/12

Tuesday's vote was a good first step, but not enough. comments      3


CITY »

District 11 update

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 16/12

comments      0


Who is running for mayor of Halifax

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Who is running for mayor of Halifax

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

Longtime mayor Peter Kelly is out of the race, so HRM is getting a new boss. comments      1


Who is running for council in District 1: Waverley—Fall River—Musquodoboit Valley?

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Who is running for council in District 1: Waverley—Fall River—Musquodoboit Valley?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      1


Who is running for council in District 2: Preston—Porters Lake—Eastern Shore?

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Who is running for council in District 2: Preston—Porters Lake—Eastern Shore?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      1


Who is running for council in District 3: Dartmouth South—Eastern Passage?

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Who is running for council in District 3: Dartmouth South—Eastern Passage?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      5


Who is running for council in District 4: Cole Harbour —Westphal?

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Who is running for council in District 4: Cole Harbour —Westphal?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Who is running for council in District 5: Dartmouth Centre?

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Who is running for council in District 5: Dartmouth Centre?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      3


Who is running for council in District 6: Harbourview—Burnside—Dartmouth East?

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Who is running for council in District 6: Harbourview—Burnside—Dartmouth East?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Who is running for council in District 7: Peninsula South?

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Who is running for council in District 7: Peninsula South?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Who is running for council in District 8: Peninsula North?

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Who is running for council in District 8: Peninsula North?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      2


Who is running for council in District 9: Peninsula West—Armdale?

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Who is running for council in District 9: Peninsula West—Armdale?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Who is running for council in District 10: Birch Cove—Rockingham—Fairview?

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Who is running for council in District 10: Birch Cove—Rockingham—Fairview?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Who is running for council in District 11: Spryfield—Sambro—Prospect Road?

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Who is running for council in District 11: Spryfield—Sambro—Prospect Road?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      2


Who is running for council in District 12: Timberlea—Beechville—Clayton Park West?

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Who is running for council in District 12: Timberlea—Beechville—Clayton Park West?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      3


Who is running for council in District 13: Hammonds Plains—St. Margarets?

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Who is running for council in District 13: Hammonds Plains—St. Margarets?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Who is running for council in District 14: Upper/Middle Sackville—Beaver Bank?

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Who is running for council in District 14: Upper/Middle Sackville—Beaver Bank?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      1


Who is running for council in District 15: Lower Sackville?

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Who is running for council in District 15: Lower Sackville?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Who is running for council in District 16: Bedford—Wentworth?

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Who is running for council in District 16: Bedford—Wentworth?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/12

comments      0


Welcome to the 2012 City Council Report Card

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Welcome to the 2012 City Council Report Card

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

On decisions from surfing to a soccer stadium, Skye Halifax to censuring the mayor, this is HRM's Worst. Council. Ever. comments      11


Pressing council's reset button

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Pressing council's reset button

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

The October municipal election is going to bring major changes to HRM council no matter what we voters say, because of the Utility and Review Board cutting it from 24 members to 17. comments      4


Steve Streatch

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Steve Streatch

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 1 (Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley) comments      1


Sue Uteck

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Sue Uteck

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 13 (Northwest Arm - South End) comments      2


Dawn Sloane

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Dawn Sloane

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 12 (Halifax Downtown) comments      9


Jerry Blumenthal

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Jerry Blumenthal

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 11 (Halifax North End) comments      1


Mary Wile

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Mary Wile

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 10 (Clayton Park West) comments      2


Jim Smith

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Jim Smith

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 9 (Albro Lake - Harbourview) comments      0


Jackie Barkhouse

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Jackie Barkhouse

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 8 (Woodside - Eastern Passage) comments      0


Bill Karsten

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Bill Karsten

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 7 (Portland - East Woodlawn) comments      2


Darren Fisher

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Darren Fisher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 6 (East Dartmouth - The Lakes) comments      2


David Hendsbee

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David Hendsbee

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 3 (Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook) comments      2


Jennifer Watts

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Jennifer Watts

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 14 (Connaught - Quinpool) comments      3


Russell Walker

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Russell Walker

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 15 (Fairview - Clayton Park) comments      3


Peter Kelly

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Peter Kelly

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

Mayor comments      4


Peter Lund

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Peter Lund

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 23 (Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets) comments      3


Reg Rankin

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Reg Rankin

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 22 (Timberlea - Prospect) comments      1


Barry Dalymple

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Barry Dalymple

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 2 (Waverley - Fall River - Beaver Bank) comments      1


Bob Harvey

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Bob Harvey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 20 (Lower Sackville) comments      1


Brad Johns

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Brad Johns

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 19 (Middle & Upper Sackville - Lucasville) comments      3


Stephen Adams

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Stephen Adams

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 18 (Spryfield - Herring Cove) comments      3


Linda Mosher

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Linda Mosher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 17 (Purcell's Cove - Armdale) comments      5


Debbie Hum

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Debbie Hum

May 10/12

District 16 (Rockingham - Wentworth) comments      3


Tim Outhit

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Tim Outhit

posted by TARA THORNE, May 10/12

District 21 (Bedford) comments      1


Gloria McCluskey

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Gloria McCluskey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 5 (Dartmouth Centre) comments      1


Lorelei Nicoll

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Lorelei Nicoll

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/12

District 4 (Cole Harbour) comments      0


Cousin & wife

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Cousin & wife

posted by SAM LITTLEFAIR-WALLACE, May 3/12

With their engagement, first cousins Fadi and Laila challenge our inbred ideas about inbreeding comments      18


A trust betrayed: Peter Kelly and the estate of Mary Thibeault

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A trust betrayed: Peter Kelly and the estate of Mary Thibeault

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Feb 16/12

Halifax mayor Peter Kelly has failed in his role as executor of Mary Thibeault's will, leaving her affairs in limbo over seven years after her death as he negotiates with heirs to secretly repay the $145,000 he received. comments      109


Further Information

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Further Information

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Feb 16/12

Additional details to Trust Betrayed comments      5


Fred Connors is running for mayor

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Fred Connors is running for mayor

posted by KYLE SHAW, Jan 19/12

Salon owner wants to take a little off the top. comments      17


Silicon Hali

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Silicon Hali

posted by COLIN CHISHOLM, Jan 12/12

There’s a digital world in our own backyard, so if you want to buy local, there’s an app for that. Here are the companies manufacturing games and software in Nova Scotia, bringing our tech touch to the global market. comments      8


From Silicon Valley to Silicon Hali

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From Silicon Valley to Silicon Hali

posted by KYLE SHAW, Jan 12/12

The 10 best riffs on the iconic tech name comments      0


The real deal

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The real deal

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 5/12

Popular mayor Naheed Nenshi brings a progressive attitude to Calgary politics. Here's how he does it. comments      4


Canada's other mayors

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Canada's other mayors

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 5/12

Here's a few notables. comments      0


Brightest ideas

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Brightest ideas

posted by KYLE SHAW, Jan 5/12

A trio of innovative ways mayors have tackled common municipal problems. comments      0


Answer the damn question

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Answer the damn question

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 5/12

End the bullshit responses and talk like a real person. comments      4


Does a mayor matter?

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Does a mayor matter?

posted by KYLE SHAW, Jan 5/12

Halifax’s system is designed to make our mayors weak, but still the job can be what the mayor makes of it. comments      0


Mayors in pop culture

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Mayors in pop culture

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 5/12

These fictional mayors may set the tone for Halifax’s next leader comments      0


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How to build a better mayor

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 4/12

The Coast looks at the top political position in the city. comments      0


UARB gives suburban voters more power than urban voters

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UARB gives suburban voters more power than urban voters

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 20/11

HRM electoral district decision announced this morning. comments      7


Mayor Peter Kelly touted incorrect Rolling Stones attendance figures

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Mayor Peter Kelly touted incorrect Rolling Stones attendance figures

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 12/11

2006 concert on the Halifax Common was much smaller than advertised. comments      10


John's kids

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John's kids

posted by BILL MCEWEN, Dec 8/11

How John Thibeau bridged the gap between political protesters and street kids at Occupy Nova Scotia. comments      7


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How Halifax city hall screws up: secrecy, lack of clear processes and the pathetic search for civic validation

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 7/11

The concert scandal, The Oval naming kerfuffle and the flawed pursuit of a stadium have some common themes. comments      8


How Halifax's concert scandal played out

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How Halifax's concert scandal played out

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 5/11

With new details such as how Rush got bum-rushed, The Coast tells the most complete story to date. comments      26


Peter Kelly 's laughable claim that he wants less secrecy

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Peter Kelly 's laughable claim that he wants less secrecy

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 30/11

Halifax mayor's own track record gives the lie to yesterday's press release comments      6


CITY »

Peter Kelly says-- get this!-- he wants less secrecy

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 29/11

Halifax mayor publishes surreal press release. comments      10


CITY »

New song: "Peter Kelly has got to go"

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 23/11

Mysterious punk song sent to The Coast comments      8


Remembrance Day shame

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Remembrance Day shame

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 17/11

The city’s eviction of Occupy Nova Scotia demonstrates the cowardice of city officials, who hold themselves to a different standard of law. comments      12


Peter Kelly continues to mis-execute

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Peter Kelly continues to mis-execute

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 27/11

Mary Thibeault's estate still unresolved, six years and seven months after Kelly appointed executor. comments      8


Staff recommends District Boundary Scenario 1, with revisions

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Staff recommends District Boundary Scenario 1, with revisions

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 14/11

comments      5


District boundary recommendation to be made public at 5pm

CITY »

District boundary recommendation to be made public at 5pm

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 14/11

Public has little chance for comment. comments      0


What’s wrong: Late night construction

CITY »

What’s wrong: Late night construction

Sep 15/11

comments      1


What’s wrong: Lights on at Government House

CITY »

What’s wrong: Lights on at Government House

Aug 25/11

comments      1


CITY »

What’s wrong: Peeling community signs.

Jul 7/11

comments      0


What’s wrong: Peeling community signs.

CITY »

What’s wrong: Peeling community signs.

Jul 6/11

comments      0


City council report card 2011

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City council report card 2011

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

It’s The Coast’s fifth annual ratings of Halifax councillors and the mayor, and the grades have never been worse. Can they improve in time for the fall 2012 elections? comments      10


Steve Streatch

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Steve Streatch

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 1 (Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley) comments      4


Barry Dalrymple

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Barry Dalrymple

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 2 (Waverley - Fall River - Beaver Bank) comments      7


David Hendsbee

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David Hendsbee

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 3 (Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook) comments      1


Lorelei Nicoll

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Lorelei Nicoll

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 4 (Cole Harbour) comments      0


Gloria McCluskey

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Gloria McCluskey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 5 (Dartmouth Centre) comments      6


Darren Fisher

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Darren Fisher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 6 (East Dartmouth - The Lakes) comments      4


Bill Karsten

CITY »

Bill Karsten

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 7 (Portland - East Woodlawn) comments      0


Jackie Barkhouse

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Jackie Barkhouse

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 8 (Woodside - Eastern Passage) comments      5


Jim Smith

CITY »

Jim Smith

May 12/11

District 9 (Albro Lake - Harbourview) comments      3


Mary Wile

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Mary Wile

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 10 (Clayton Park West) comments      2


Jerry Blumenthal

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Jerry Blumenthal

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 11 (Halifax North End) comments      2


Dawn Sloane

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Dawn Sloane

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 12 (Halifax Downtown) comments      4


Sue Uteck

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Sue Uteck

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 13 (Northwest Arm - South End) comments      4


Jennifer Watts

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Jennifer Watts

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 14 (Connaught - Quinpool) comments      4


Russell Walker

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Russell Walker

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 15 (Fairview - Clayton Park) comments      0


Debbie Hum

CITY »

Debbie Hum

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 16 (Rockingham - Wentworth) comments      1


Linda Mosher

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Linda Mosher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 17 (Purcell’s Cove - Armdale) comments      1


Stephen Adams

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Stephen Adams

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 18 (Spryfield - Herring Cove) comments      1


Brad Johns

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Brad Johns

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 19 (Middle & Upper Sackville - Lucasville) comments      0


Bob Harvey

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Bob Harvey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 20 (Lower Sackville) comments      0


Tim Outhit

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Tim Outhit

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 21 (Bedford) comments      0


Reg Rankin

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Reg Rankin

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 22 (Timberlea - Prospect) comments      1


Peter Lund

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Peter Lund

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

District 23 (Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets) comments      0


Peter Kelly

CITY »

Peter Kelly

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 12/11

Mayor comments      7


What’s wrong: Environmentally unfriendly signs promoting environmentally friendly lights.

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What’s wrong: Environmentally unfriendly signs promoting environmentally friendly lights.

Apr 21/11

[image-1] Who’s responsible? Phil Townsend, director Infrastructure and asset mgmt, , 490-7166. Remarks: Reader Lee Stafford alerts us to these “poorly designed and poorly installed vinyl posters on all of the street lampposts in our neighbourhood” along Devonshire Avenue. The signs promote the new LED traffic lights but, notes Stafford, the vinyl signs will end up in the landfill. The signs were put up by the infrastructure department, but don’t meet the city’s graphic standards and are “not an effective use of signage,” says city spokesperson Shaune MacKinlay. They’ll be taken down. comments      1


Manufactured Slum

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Manufactured Slum

posted by GEOFF BIRD, BRITTNEY TEASDALE AND LILY SANGTER, Apr 14/11

Pinecrest-Highfield Park was designed and built so poorly that it was fated to become the city's most crime-ridden neighbourhood. But dedicated community activists are working to rebuild the broken social fabric, with promising results. comments      22


What’s wrong: Trashed up yard outside Scotia Square

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What’s wrong: Trashed up yard outside Scotia Square

posted by AMBER YOUNG, Apr 7/11

[image-1] Who’s responsible? Mike Samson, property manager, 474-6604. Remarks: In an otherwise well maintained stretch of landscaping along Barrington Street, the area in front of the propane tank seems constantly neglected and littered. Samson blames the weird dynamics of interplaying air currents, which funnel all the garbage of the street to this locale, and insists that the area is cleaned daily by people working eight-hour shifts. Hmmm, well, we’ll take his word for it, but maybe a handy trashcan would help. comments      0


*What’s wrong: Dangerous stairs, Agricola and Sebastian Streets.

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*What’s wrong: Dangerous stairs, Agricola and Sebastian Streets.

posted by AMBER YOUNG, Mar 31/11

Who’s responsible? City recreation department. Remarks: A reader says the stairway has been deteriorating for some time, to the point that broken nails and wood are sticking out from its steps, and it’s become extremely dangerous. Asked about the stairs, officials at first didn’t know if they were a city or school board problem, but upon investigation the city sheepishly claimed ownership, and said they’d remove the wood and concrete and replace them with grass. Which is probably a good idea since the stairs don’t lead to anywhere. comments      0


What's Wrong: "Celebration Square"?

CITY »

What's Wrong: "Celebration Square"?

Feb 9/11

comments      6


What’s wrong: Advertising on The Oval

CITY »

What’s wrong: Advertising on The Oval

Jan 20/11

comments      8


How to fix the city

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How to fix the city

posted by JENNIE SAVAGE AND TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 6/11

Halifax has a long way to go to become fully accessible to all citizens, but doing so should be a priority for a truly democratic society. comments      3


Inaccessible  Spring Garden

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Inaccessible Spring Garden

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 6/11

Wheelchair user Ben Marston points out barriers within a two-block radius of his office. comments      6


Inaccessible  Spring Garden

CITY »

Inaccessible Spring Garden

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 6/11

Wheelchair user Ben Marston points out barriers within a two-block radius of his office. comments      6


Broken Canada Action Plan at SMU.

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Broken Canada Action Plan at SMU.

Dec 23/10

[image-1] Who’s responsible? Stephen Harper, PMO’s office, fax 613-941-6900. Remarks: Two weeks ago we found a Canada Action Plan sign in front of Ahern Manor had toppled in the wind, and now here’s another in front of Saint Mary’s University split in two and tossed unceremoniously to the ground. Does this indicate that the economic stimulus heralded by the Harper-vetted signs is in chaotic collapse? We say yes. If Harper can’t maintain his signs, how can he keep the country in check? comments      3


What’s wrong: No schedules or route maps at Bridge Terminal.

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What’s wrong: No schedules or route maps at Bridge Terminal.

Dec 16/10

[image-1] Who’s responsible? Lori Patterson, Metro Transit, 490-6609. Remarks: It’s bad enough that GO Time, which was supposed to give us real time bus information, is just some sort of science fiction fantasy, like flying cars, and that the computer screen with scheduled arrival times has been kaput for several months. But now even the old fashioned paper bus routes and schedules have disappeared from the terminal, so, well, screw you, bus riders! As of press time, Patterson hasn’t responded to queries. comments      3


Economic Action Plan is upside down.

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Economic Action Plan is upside down.

Dec 9/10

[image-1] Who’s responsible? Stephen Harper, fax 613-941-6900. Remarks: Earlier this year, the prime minister’s office---on direct orders from Stephen Harper---meticulously tracked the placement of 8,500 Economic Action Plan signs around the country, complete with reports and photos. So, when this sign in front of Ahern Manor on Gottingen Street tumbled over in the wind, we thought we better alert Harper himself, so he can scurry over and right it. Problem is, we can’t phone Harper; his office only accepts email and faxes. Perhaps stimulus money should have go to a new phone line in the PMO. comments      1


The Convention Centre Tower Play

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The Convention Centre Tower Play

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 25/10

Did Halifax’s dream of being a world financial capital help Joe Ramia’s proposal, with an office tower on top, beat a higher-rated plan for the Cogswell Interchange? comments      24


What’s wrong: Point Pleasant Park parking lot fenced off.

CITY »

What’s wrong: Point Pleasant Park parking lot fenced off.

Nov 18/10

[image-1] Who’s responsible? Michele Peveril, Port of Halifax, 426-1060. Remarks: Over the weekend, a fence went up, blocking about a quarter of the lower parking lot, a favourite stop for entering the park or just watching the ships come in. The fenced off area is to be used as staging area for construction in the adjoining port, says Peveril---the southernmost pier is being extended 80 metres in order to handle the bigger post-Panamex ships that the port hopes to lure. The project should take about 18 months, after which the fenced off area will be turned back to parking. comments      6


By the books

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By the books

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Nov 4/10

We check out a new library, as an old theatre gets new life as the Woodlawn branch. comments      5


Howard Epstein, upfront about the centre

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Howard Epstein, upfront about the centre

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 30/10

The MLA talks about opposing the proposed downtown convention centre, and why he's thinking about leaving the NDP. comments      9


What’s wrong: Eastlink ads on sidewalks.

CITY »

What’s wrong: Eastlink ads on sidewalks.

Sep 9/10

[image-1] Who’s responsible? Ken Reashor, god of sidewalks, 490-4855. Remarks: Last week, with university classes about to start, some marketing genius at Eastlink decided to paint hundreds of ads on city sidewalks all over town, without asking permission, applying for permits or ponying up some kick-back money, a la bus stop ads. Reashor had hoped the hurricane would wash the ads away, but since it didn’t he ordered Eastlink to pressure wash the ads, and work started Monday. For more on outside advertising, see here. comments      7


The accidental activist

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The accidental activist

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Jul 22/10

In the 1970s, in a dress shop on Barrington Street, a straight salesperson provides professional and helpful service to Halifax’s emerging drag queen population. Is she a gay crusader, or just a decent person? Or are they the same thing? comments      3


Boylesque thrills

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Boylesque thrills

posted by LIZZY HILL AND MATTHIEU COMEAU, Jul 22/10

Behind this week's cover with Rouge Fatale. comments      3


What's wrong: Fenced off bus stop, Bell Road.

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What's wrong: Fenced off bus stop, Bell Road.

Jul 15/10

[image-1] Who's responsible? Somebody without a name or telephone. Remarks: This fence appeared on the wrong side of the bus stop as crews prepare for demolition of the former Queen Elizabeth High School. The bus stop belongs to Metro Transit, but the land under the school will be in Capital Health. In the meanwhile, though, the property is in the hands of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, which has hired a contractor... as of press time, phone calls and emails were zipping this way and that, but still no answer. comments      1


A first look at Halifax Central Library

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A first look at Halifax Central Library

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Jul 8/10

Preliminary architectural sketches for the new library unveiled last night. comments      0


What's wrong: White painted cracks, all over the north end.

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What's wrong: White painted cracks, all over the north end.

Jul 1/10

[image-1] Who's responsible? Shaune MacKinlay, City Hall, 490-4000. Remarks: People are reporting lots of the "fix me" white painted cracks, some of which have been this way for months. But this is actually a good news story, says MacKinlay, the city's PR person. Recently the city has acquired some new machinery and so has stepped up the crack repair schedule, which includes a lot of inspectors driving around looking for cracks to fix. Four hundred slabs have been fixed, and 2,000 more are scheduled, says MacKinlay. comments      1


Book club

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Book club

posted by HOLLY GORDON, Jun 17/10

From a library shaped like a ship to a requests for green space, the Central Library architects want your ideas. comments      4


Shelving thoughts

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Shelving thoughts

posted by HOLLY GORDON, Jun 11/10

The Coast sits down for a Q&A with the Halifax Central Library architects and asks them about collecting ideas from the public comments      3


Missing life saving equipment, Alderney Landing.

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Missing life saving equipment, Alderney Landing.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jun 8/10

comments      2


Steve Streatch

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Steve Streatch

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 1 (Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley) comments      0


Barry Dalrymple

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Barry Dalrymple

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 2 (Waverley - Fall River - Beaver Bank) comments      4


David Hendsbee

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David Hendsbee

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 3 (Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook) comments      0


Lorelei Nicoll

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Lorelei Nicoll

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 4 (Cole Harbour) comments      1


Gloria McCluskey

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Gloria McCluskey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 5 (Dartmouth Centre) comments      5


Darren Fisher

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Darren Fisher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 6 (East Dartmouth - The Lakes) comments      0


Bill Karsten

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Bill Karsten

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 7 (Portland - East Woodlawn) comments      1


Jackie Barkhouse

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Jackie Barkhouse

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 8 (Woodside - Eastern Passage) comments      1


Jim Smith

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Jim Smith

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 9 (Albro Lake - Harbourview) comments      2


Mary Wile

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Mary Wile

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 10 (Clayton Park West) comments      4


Jerry Blumenthal

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Jerry Blumenthal

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 11 (Halifax North End) comments      2


Dawn Sloane

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Dawn Sloane

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 12 (Halifax Downtown) comments      3


Sue Uteck

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Sue Uteck

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 13 (Northwest Arm - South End) comments      2


Jennifer Watts

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Jennifer Watts

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 14 (Connaught - Quinpool) comments      3


Russell Walker

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Russell Walker

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 15 (Fairview - Clayton Park) comments      0


Debbie Hum

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Debbie Hum

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 16 (Rockingham - Wentworth) comments      0


Linda Mosher

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Linda Mosher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 17 (Purcell’s Cove - Armdale) comments      1


Steve Adams

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Steve Adams

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 18 (Spryfield - Herring Cove) comments      1


Brad Johns

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Brad Johns

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 19 (Middle & Upper Sackville - Lucasville) comments      2


Bob Harvey

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Bob Harvey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 20 (Lower Sackville) comments      0


Tim Outhit

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Tim Outhit

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 21 (Bedford) comments      3


Reg Rankin

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Reg Rankin

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 22 (Timberlea - Prospect) comments      2


Peter Lund

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Peter Lund

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

District 23 (Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets) comments      0


Peter Kelly

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Peter Kelly

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 3/10

Mayor comments      2


On Patrol

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On Patrol

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, May 20/10

[image-1] What’s wrong? Missing signs on the boardwalk. Who’s responsible? Kelly Rose, Waterfront Development Corp., 422-6591. Remarks A reader sends in this picture of one of the blue directional signs on the waterfront, commenting that “they have all been removed now that the cruise ships and tourists are here.” Rose says that the signs are being updated and temporary signs have been installed on the blue pedestals, but those are apparently becoming souvenirs. The new signs should be up mid-June, she says.. Send your favourite municipal malfunction to onpatrol@thecoast.ca, or call 422-6278 ext. 113. comments      0


On Patrol

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On Patrol

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, May 14/10

[image-1] What’s wrong? Collapsing stone pillar, St. Matthew’s United Church. Who’s responsible? Dora McGrath, 423-9209. Remarks Reader Ronwyn Damora sent this photo of the collapsing stone work at the foot of Spring Garden Road, between the church and the Maritime Centre. McGrath said it started collapsing about a week ago. The church operates on a shoestring budget, and is trying to figure out how to pay to get the stone work fixed. If anyone has the expertise to offer up, please give her a call. Send your favourite municipal malfunction to onpatrol@thecoast.ca, or call 422-6278 ext. 113. comments      6


InFullBloom Spring Fair & Green Garden

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InFullBloom Spring Fair & Green Garden

posted by HOLLY GORDON, May 13/10

Bloomfield blooms with flowers and future plans. comments      0


On Patrol

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On Patrol

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Apr 14/10

In our city, every Municipal Malfunction deserves to be fixed comments      1


On Patrol

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On Patrol

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Apr 8/10

In our city, every Municipal Malfunction deserves to be fixed comments      0


The convention centre rescue plan

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The convention centre rescue plan

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 1/10

Downtown is struggling. But is a publicly funded convention centre the best way to help? comments      49


Heywood Sanders wants real numbers from Trade Centre Limited

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Heywood Sanders wants real numbers from Trade Centre Limited

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 1/10

comments      3


On Patrol

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On Patrol

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Mar 25/10

In our city, every Municipal Malfunction deserves to be fixed comments      0


Fowler Bauld & Mitchell: architectural team for the Halifax Central Library

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Fowler Bauld & Mitchell: architectural team for the Halifax Central Library

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Mar 25/10

According to an HRM staff report, Halifax firm and Danish partners Schmidt Hammer Lassen will be recommended for the $4.3 million contract. comments      0


Library suggestion box

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Library suggestion box

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Mar 25/10

What do you want to see in the new Halifax Central Library? comments      2


Missing pedestrian light

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Missing pedestrian light

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Mar 19/10

comments      2


Beyond the walls

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Beyond the walls

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Mar 18/10

Design-savvy Haligonians are demanding architectural excellence from the new central library design. But watch out for that Bilbao effect. comments      1


By the books: Seattle Central Public Library

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By the books: Seattle Central Public Library

posted by ANDY MURDOCH, Mar 4/10

Seattle's central library is a world-famous mix of daring architecture and the city's creative voice. What can Halifax learn from their success? comments      0


More library lessons learned

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More library lessons learned

posted by ANDY MURDOCH, Mar 4/10

Halifax isn’t the first city to build a new library, so we asked around North America for some expert advice. comments      6


Channeling history

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Channeling history

posted by SEAN FLINN, Mar 4/10

What's the future for the iconic Spring Garden library building? You can't turn it into a Gap, says councillor Dawn Sloane, who hopes it will become Halifax's first history museum. comments      15


Space case: a new theatre for Halifax?

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Space case: a new theatre for Halifax?

posted by HOLLY GORDON, Mar 4/10

While better seating, study spaces and a cafe appear to have a place in the new Halifax Central Library, the fate of a performance venue is still undecided. comments      5


Judging a library by its cover

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Judging a library by its cover

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Mar 4/10

We polled librarians, library science students and experts, travellers and book lovers to build our own vision of the modern library. comments      1


Who are the Halifax Central Library architects?

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Who are the Halifax Central Library architects?

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Mar 4/10

A quick slideshow of all the shortlisted firms before the big announcement. comments      0


What do you want to see in the new library?

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What do you want to see in the new library?

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Feb 22/10

We were overwhelmed with responses from Coast readers who filled our suggestion box with notes on the new Halifax Central Library. comments      12


Welcome to the New Dartmouth

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Welcome to the New Dartmouth

posted by MATT SEMANSKY, Feb 18/10

The King’s Wharf development—one of the largest in HRM history—is billed as the cure for downtown Dartmouth’s malaise. comments      54


Councillors debate changing name of HRM to Greater Halifax

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Councillors debate changing name of HRM to Greater Halifax

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Feb 11/10

comments      15


"Tax Reform" proposal is dead

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"Tax Reform" proposal is dead

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 28/10

Council rejects radical shake up of property taxes comments      5


Tax politics heat up

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Tax politics heat up

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 21/10

Dartmouth area councillors condemn “tax reform” as academics plan a demonstration and alternative proposal. comments      4


New Chickenburger to pluck arts spot

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New Chickenburger to pluck arts spot

posted by LIZZY HILL, Jan 14/10

Mickey MacDonald decision to put a new burger join on Queen Street instead of an arts centre causes some clucking. comments      24


Iced-up bus shelter in front of Empire Bayers Lake

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Iced-up bus shelter in front of Empire Bayers Lake

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jan 13/10

comments      6


Our Annual Halifax Fix the City list

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Our Annual Halifax Fix the City list

posted by CHARLENE DAVIS, SARAH KING, JONATHAN LINDS, KYLE WELLS AND MIKE GORMAN, Jan 7/10

Our annual New Year’s look at what’s broken, and how to fix it comments      22


How to Fix the City Scorecard

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How to Fix the City Scorecard

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 7/10

What's fixed, what's not and the Hall of Fame of the great unfixed. comments      5


Asphalt sidewalk replacements don’t measure up.

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Asphalt sidewalk replacements don’t measure up.

posted by MIKE GORMAN, Dec 17/09

comments      2


Will East Coast Dynamics ring the New Year in right this year?

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Will East Coast Dynamics ring the New Year in right this year?

posted by CHARLENE DAVIS, Dec 17/09

ECD, author of last year's Cunard Centre fiasco plans another New Year's Eve bash this year at the Halifax Forum's Multi-Purpose Room. comments      7


City Hall punts "tax reform" proposal into new year

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City Hall punts "tax reform" proposal into new year

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 12/09

comments      4


Why everyone loses under the city’s new property tax plan

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Why everyone loses under the city’s new property tax plan

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 10/09

Renters and owners, city slickers and suburbanites: none are spared in the effort to shift wealth from poor to rich—not even the rich themselves. The good news? City council can still stop it. comments      39


Case studies in "tax reform"

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Case studies in "tax reform"

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 10/09

How some home owners and apartment dwellers around Halifax Regional Municipality will be effected, including which city councillor is the biggest winner and loser under the proposed tax changes comments      2


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Notes on the figures used in this article

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 10/09

Problems with figuring out the exact effects of “tax reform.” comments      0


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City Councillors' property tax profiles

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 10/09

What Halifax city councillors stand to save and/or pay under the new tax initiative. comments      7


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McCluskey, Uteck butt heads

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 10/09

[I've been looking for an excuse to use that headline for years] comments      9


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City table compares current tax with proposed tax by district

Dec 10/09

"Preliminary Analysis on Best Possible Tax System" outlines tax rise and fall for single family homes by political district. comments      0


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Tracey turns 19

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Dec 10/09

comments      3


No “stop” hand at Cunard crosswalk

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No “stop” hand at Cunard crosswalk

posted by SARAH KING, Dec 9/09

comments      2


Three itty bitty lanes on Robie Street.

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Three itty bitty lanes on Robie Street.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Dec 3/09

comments      4


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Urban chickens plan re-flight

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 26/09

Councillor Jennifer Watts has announced she will soon ask city staff to establish guidelines to permit urban chickens. comments      2


Green Lantern building still shines

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Green Lantern building still shines

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 26/09

After Sue Uteck raises questions over the future of the Keith Building, city smooths out owner Webber's preservation frustrations. comments      2


Half-missing NSLC sign, Quinpool Road.

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Half-missing NSLC sign, Quinpool Road.

posted by KYLE WELLS, Nov 25/09

comments      0


Bike-unfriendly barriers, Dartmouth waterfront trail.

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Bike-unfriendly barriers, Dartmouth waterfront trail.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Nov 23/09

[image-1] What’s wrong? Bike-unfriendly barriers, Dartmouth waterfront trail. Who’s responsible? Terry Drisdelle, Waterfront Development Corporation, 422-5115. REMARKS The new “chicanes” were required by CN, says Drisdelle, because travelling through them requires facing one direction, then the opposite, so that it’s almost impossible to not see that one train a day rolling at five km/hr down the tracks. And yes, they were specifically designed to force bikers to dismount. Send your favourite municipal malfunction to onpatrol@thecoast.ca, or call 422-6278 ext. 113. To follow up on past problems, click on thecoast.ca. comments      4


Library design spat

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Library design spat

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 19/09

Last week's CBC war of words between Phil Townsend and Brian Mackay-Lyons highlights problems facing designers and bureaucrats in planning the new central library. comments      1


Possible respite for Victorian hotel

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Possible respite for Victorian hotel

posted by NEAL OZANO, Nov 12/09

Dexel Developments offers Nova Scotia Heritage Trust a chance to move the classic buildings at Morris and Hollis. comments      7


Shambala shindig

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Shambala shindig

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Nov 5/09

As the fourth Shambala congress starts this week, buddhists from near and far get together to party. comments      0


Grand Parade ready to remember

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Grand Parade ready to remember

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 5/09

Repairs to the cenotaph at Grand Parade should be ready in time for Remembrance Day and construction of a new monument to fallen peace officers to begin soon. comments      2


Malware on reallivestreetshit.com.

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Malware on reallivestreetshit.com.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Nov 5/09

[image-1] What’s wrong? Malware on reallivestreetshit.com. Who’s responsible? Jimmy Melvin Jr. REMARKS Intrigued by all the hype about Melvin’s site, reallivestreetshit.com, we were warned by Google that “Of the three pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, one page resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent.” Melvin was unavailable for comment, but we hope that someone warns him, lest he be accused of unethical behaviour. Send your favourite municipal malfunction to onpatrol@thecoast.ca. comments      1


Broken bylaw enforcement process.

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Broken bylaw enforcement process.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Oct 29/09

comments      0


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ID crackdown at local bars?

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Oct 22/09

With more bars requiring valid ID to serve liquor no matter what your age, getting carded is becoming just a little less flattering for those over the legal drinking age.. comments      4


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Halifax Common land loss will be outlined

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 22/09

Friends of the Halifax Common plan to chalk out the boundaries of the original Halifax Common to highlight just how much we commoners have lost. comments      4


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New central library funded

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 22/09

The feds approved $54 million in stimulus funds to build a new Halifax library to be split amongst the three levels of government. comments      2


Dangerous toll booth gates.

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Dangerous toll booth gates.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Oct 22/09

comments      2


Construction of affordable housing on Gottingen a go

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Construction of affordable housing on Gottingen a go

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 15/09

Non-profit developer Grant Wanzell says Gottingen Terrace project across from the North Branch library doing "better than the private sector" comments      0


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Medjuck discusses plans for discovery centre

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 15/09

comments      0


Flaccid fountain display

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Flaccid fountain display

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Oct 14/09

comments      0


Dartmouth Common anger

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Dartmouth Common anger

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 8/09

Dartmouth residents at a recent city planning session were unified in their opposition to the imminent expansion of Metro Transit's bridge terminal into an adjacent wilderness area. comments      23


Hints of downtown development

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Hints of downtown development

posted by ANNA DUCKWORTH, Oct 8/09

Luigi Benigno, new owner of the buildings housing former Seven wine bar on Argyle, has big plans for his new digs. comments      6


Slow-going bridge construction.

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Slow-going bridge construction.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Oct 7/09

comments      5


Deadly nightshades in Spryfield?---Updated

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Deadly nightshades in Spryfield?---Updated

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Sep 30/09

comments      1


No pedestrian crossing light, Alderney Drive and Portland Street.

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No pedestrian crossing light, Alderney Drive and Portland Street.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Sep 23/09

comments      10


Seven for Dartmouth

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Seven for Dartmouth

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 17/09

The council byelection to replace Andrew Younger is one of the more interesting in recent memory. comments      12


Missing bike rack, Blowers and Barrington.

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Missing bike rack, Blowers and Barrington.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Sep 16/09

comments      1


Lack of landscaping, Agricola Street liquor store

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Lack of landscaping, Agricola Street liquor store

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Sep 10/09

comments      4


Bloomfield plan to go ahead

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Bloomfield plan to go ahead

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 10/09

Halifax council Tuesday night unanimously adopted the Bloomfield Master Plan. comments      0


Duffy haunts City Hall

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Duffy haunts City Hall

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 3/09

Peter Duffy has been hired as a speechwriter and "community liaison co-ordinator" for Peter Kelly, the perpetually ham-fisted mayor of Halifax. Considered it the flashback-ridden leading the blind. comments      7


Year Zero on Lake Banook.

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Year Zero on Lake Banook.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Aug 27/09

comments      0


Muriel Duckworth at peace

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Muriel Duckworth at peace

posted by JANE KANSAS, Aug 27/09

Centenarian leaves behind legacy plan to form Oxfam Canada's Jack and Muriel Duckworth Fund for Global Active Citizenship comments      2


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City hires auditor

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 20/09

Who is "he" and why was the auditor being told to investigate the HPD? Because of Council secrecy, we don't know -- yet. comments      0


Charlie A'Court busks for housing

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Charlie A'Court busks for housing

posted by LIZZY HILL, Aug 20/09

Truro bluesman to busk around town to raise funds for Halifax Housing Help an NGO facing a federal-funding gap. comments      2


Dartmouth waterfront trail is incomplete.

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Dartmouth waterfront trail is incomplete.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Aug 19/09

[image-1] What's wrong? Dartmouth waterfront trail is incomplete. Who's responsible? Peter Bigelow, HRM property manager, 490-6047. REMARKS The new waterfront trail is a great success, and for good reason: it's got spectacular views and helpfully connects the two ferry terminals. But a reader complains that there still gaps in the asphalt, where the trail crosses the railroad tract. Not to worry, says Bigelow; CN has agreed to install crossings "soon." Send your favourite municipal malfunction to onpatrol@thecoast.ca, or call 422-6278 ext. 113. To follow up on past problems, click on thecoast.ca. comments      0


No heads-up for bridge closures.

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No heads-up for bridge closures.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Aug 12/09

comments      0


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Will Council rework Council?

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 6/09

Council decides to look at tweaking HRM's electoral districts, reducing the number of councillors and changing the whole power dynamic of the city. Or will they? comments      2


Crappy patch job, Dartmouth High School parking lot.

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Crappy patch job, Dartmouth High School parking lot.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Aug 5/09

comments      1


Foamy discharges from the new Dartmouth sewage plant

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Foamy discharges from the new Dartmouth sewage plant

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jul 30/09

comments      0


Dissent in the Shambhala community

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Dissent in the Shambhala community

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 30/09

New website Radio Free Shambhala illuminates a disagreement over the relationship between Buddhism and Shambhala. comments      7


Post-concerts Common in need of work.

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Post-concerts Common in need of work.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jul 22/09

comments      0


How to pick up a sailor

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How to pick up a sailor

posted by LIZZY HILL, Jul 16/09

It ain't rocket science, but it might get you three sheets to the wind. comments      0


Knots In Satan’s Service

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Knots In Satan’s Service

posted by STEVE GILLIS, Jul 16/09

Tall ships meets this week-end's Common band, with very swashy results comments      0


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KISS security guards a motely crew

posted by MICHAEL KIMBER, Jul 16/09

Source Security provides an army of over 400 security guards to patrol the Common, and they're an unusual bunch. comments      6


Larinda returns

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Larinda returns

posted by ERICA BUTLER, Jul 16/09

Few stories can make a Haligonian as sheepish as the tale of the Larinda. comments      2


Frenchy’s on Robie burned down in February, but there’s been no repair or demolition work.

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Frenchy’s on Robie burned down in February, but there’s been no repair or demolition work.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jul 15/09

comments      0


Concerts rouse a city on the Common

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Concerts rouse a city on the Common

posted by MICHAEL KIMBER, Jul 9/09

The Paul McCartney and KISS concerts bring all the trappings of arena rock to the north end's public backyard. Not everyone is a fan. comments      48


<b>What's wrong?</b> Common tennis courts are falling apart.

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What's wrong? Common tennis courts are falling apart.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jul 1/09

comments      2


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Halifax Explosion Memorial bells don't work

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jun 26/09

comments      0


Peter Kelly wears the sewage disaster

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Peter Kelly wears the sewage disaster

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 25/09

Because the mayor won’t release the new forensic audit and break the wall of secrecy around Halifax’s broken sewage treatment plant, he'll end up owning the whole mess. comments      17


<b>What's wrong?</b> Dead wreaths commemorating Halifax Explosion victims.

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What's wrong? Dead wreaths commemorating Halifax Explosion victims.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jun 24/09

comments      0


Abandoned car in Scotia Square parking garage

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Abandoned car in Scotia Square parking garage

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jun 10/09

comments      3


Non-existent crosswalk lines around Dartmouth High School.

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Non-existent crosswalk lines around Dartmouth High School.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jun 3/09

comments      1


Is the new service dog park next to Centennial Pool in the wrong location?

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Is the new service dog park next to Centennial Pool in the wrong location?

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jun 1/09

comments      1


HRM By Design goes to Halifax council for approval

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HRM By Design goes to Halifax council for approval

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 28/09

Urban dreams: Downtown planning initiative hopes to capture the positive vision of a modern city, but real estate consultant Mike Turner says don’t expect much in the way of new development comments      4


Tattered Canadian flag at the W.D. Piercy ball field in Clayton Park.

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Tattered Canadian flag at the W.D. Piercy ball field in Clayton Park.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, May 22/09

comments      0


Steve Streatch, <i>MLA Wannabe</i>

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Steve Streatch, MLA Wannabe

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 1 (Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley) comments      1


Barry Dalrymple, <i>Council newbie</i>

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Barry Dalrymple, Council newbie

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

comments      0


David Hendsbee

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David Hendsbee

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 3 (Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook) comments      0


Lorelei Nicoll, <i>Council newbie</i>

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Lorelei Nicoll, Council newbie

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 4 (Cole Harbour) comments      2


Gloria McCluskey

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Gloria McCluskey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 5 (Dartmouth Centre) comments      4


Andrew Younger, <i>MLA!</i>

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Andrew Younger, MLA!

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

Formerly District 6 (East Dartmouth - The Lakes) comments      1


Bill Karsten

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Bill Karsten

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 7 (Portland - East Woodlawn) comments      1


Jackie Barkhouse

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Jackie Barkhouse

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 8 (Woodside - Eastern Passage) comments      0


Jim Smith, <i>MLA Wannabe</i>

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Jim Smith, MLA Wannabe

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 9 (Albro Lake - Harbourview) comments      0


Mary Wile

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Mary Wile

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 10 (Clayton Park West) comments      0


Jerry Blumenthal, <i>Council newbie</i>

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Jerry Blumenthal, Council newbie

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 11 (Halifax North End) comments      5


Dawn Sloane

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Dawn Sloane

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 12 (Halifax Downtown) comments      8


Sue Uteck

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Sue Uteck

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 13 (Northwest Arm - South End) comments      1


Jennifer Watts, <i>Council newbie</i>

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Jennifer Watts, Council newbie

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 14 (Connaught - Quinpool) comments      3


Russell Walker, <i>BIG improvement</i>

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Russell Walker, BIG improvement

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 15 (Fairview - Clayton Park) comments      0


Debbie Hum, <i>MLA Wannabe</i>

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Debbie Hum, MLA Wannabe

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 16 (Rockingham - Wentworth) comments      0


Linda Mosher

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Linda Mosher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 17 (Purcell’s Cove - Armdale) comments      2


Stephen Adams, <i>BIG improvement</i>

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Stephen Adams, BIG improvement

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 18 (Spryfield - Herring Cove) comments      0


Brad Johns, <i>BIG improvement</i>

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Brad Johns, BIG improvement

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 19 (Middle & Upper Sackville - Lucasville) comments      2


Bob Harvey

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Bob Harvey

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 20 (Lower Sackville) comments      1


Tim Outhit

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Tim Outhit

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 21 (Bedford) comments      0


Reg Rankin

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Reg Rankin

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 22 (Timberlea - Prospect) comments      2


Peter Lund, <i>Council newbie</i>

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Peter Lund, Council newbie

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

District 23 (Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets) comments      2


Peter Kelly, Mayor

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Peter Kelly, Mayor

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

comments      4


City Council Report Card 2009

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City Council Report Card 2009

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 14/09

This year features council newbies, MLA wannabes, surprising improvements and the usual disappointments. comments      2


Peace Pavilion is locked.

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Peace Pavilion is locked.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, May 6/09

The Peace Pavilion is a nice, er, peaceful refuge on the Dartmouth Waterfront, but like the Public Gardens across the harbour, it has yet to be opened for the season. comments      0


Broken sidewalk

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Broken sidewalk

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Apr 30/09

comments      2


Busted barrier, Yale at Monastery.

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Busted barrier, Yale at Monastery.

Apr 23/09

[image-1] What’s wrong? Busted barrier, Yale at Monastery. Who’s responsible? Ken Reashor, god of traffic, 490-6637. Remarks: This traffic barrier was erected when the nearby Canadian Tire/Atlantic Superstore complex was opened. Intended to prevent shoppers from racing through residential streets, the brick and wrought iron structure was one of the better looking of such barriers around, until the snowplows caught up with it over the winter. Now, it’s just sort of sad. Reashor says he’ll notify the right people, blah blah blah, and let’s all break out our calendars and time the bureaucracy in action. comments      0


Port of Halifax's cat fix

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Port of Halifax's cat fix

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Apr 9/09

While Halifax council played cat-and-mouse with an elusive permitting bylaw, Pierre Filiatreault single-handedly solved the feral feline problem at the Dockyard. Will councillors adopt his purr-fect solution for the entire city, or will the political fur fly again? comments      24


Clunkish ad campaign

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Clunkish ad campaign

Apr 2/09

[image-1] What's wrong? Clunkish ad campaign Who's responsible? Helen Smith, program coordinator, Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, 420-4300. Remarks: "Please litter"? Yes, we get the sarcasm and reverse psychology, but it strikes the wrong chord with us. But what do we know? Mith says her research has found that people ignore "clean and green" ads, so they awarded ad agency MT&L $90,000 to come up with this eye-catcher. Surveys found a 21 percent increase in litter over four years, soo perhaps desperate times call for desperate ads, eh? Read more about the campaign, and commit yourself to being litter-free, at comments      1


Scotiabank's Wyse Road branch's electronic clock is still on standard time.

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Scotiabank's Wyse Road branch's electronic clock is still on standard time.

Mar 26/09

comments      0


Contributions to city candidates

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Contributions to city candidates

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Mar 26/09

Politicians are legally required to reveal contributions to their political campaigns, but the information is often unreadable, not easily accessible and always comes in too late for voters to make informed choices. comments      16


Stinky Common

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Stinky Common

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Mar 12/09

comments      3


Saving Brindi

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Saving Brindi

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Mar 5/09

The city wants to kill Francesca Rogier's dog. But with a pack of supporters and a court judgment on her side, Rogier refuses to roll over for the bureaucrats. comments      139


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Francesca Rogier v. The Halifax Regional Municipality-- excerpts

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Mar 5/09

comments      15


Wrong time on the clock at the Gordon Snow Recreation Centre in Fall River.

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Wrong time on the clock at the Gordon Snow Recreation Centre in Fall River.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Mar 5/09

comments      1


Emergency shelter politics

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Emergency shelter politics

posted by BETHANY HORNE, Feb 26/09

South end residents object to one in their neighbourhood, but Out In The Cold, a new emergency shelter, will open for the hardest to house. comments      9


Urban chickens: What the cluck?

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Urban chickens: What the cluck?

posted by ERICA BUTLER, Feb 12/09

Bureaucrats don't like urban chickens, but peninsula councillors want to take another look. comments      11


Expired elevator permit, Dept of Public Works

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Expired elevator permit, Dept of Public Works

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Feb 5/09

comments      0


Illegal dump sites on watershed land

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Illegal dump sites on watershed land

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jan 28/09

North Preston victimized by unscrupulous contractors comments      0


Over-concentration of pole-mounted trashcans at the corner of Almon and Gladstone.

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Over-concentration of pole-mounted trashcans at the corner of Almon and Gladstone.

posted by PATROL SUPERINTENDENT LAPORTNO, Jan 23/09

comments      0


How to spend Halifax's economy into gear

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How to spend Halifax's economy into gear

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 22/09

Jobs hunt: Thousands of locals could be put to work with the proper federal economic stimulus plan comments      5


Never-moving scaffolding on the west side of City Hall.

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Never-moving scaffolding on the west side of City Hall.

Jan 8/09

comments      0


Halifixes 2009

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Halifixes 2009

posted by LIZZY HILL, DEBORAH JOHNSON, DWAYNE MCINTOSH, DAVID OLSEN AND KEN THOMSON., Jan 8/09

Our annual Fix the City wish list where we ask the city to fix what's broken. comments      1


Fix the City: the scorecard

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Fix the City: the scorecard

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 8/09

We catch up with all our Fix the City demands from 2008 and find out of anyone did something about them. comments      0


HRM 2008: meh-mories

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HRM 2008: meh-mories

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jan 1/09

Halifax started 2008 with an embarrassing international call for attention and ended with an embarrassing gang war. comments      1


Money Shot

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Money Shot

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 25/08

With only a little political wrangling, Halifax’s New Year’s Eve concert, Pop Explosion, Rainmen and Democracy 250 get city funding. comments      0


Overflowing trash bin on Best Street in Dartmouth.

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Overflowing trash bin on Best Street in Dartmouth.

Dec 18/08

comments      0


On Patrol

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On Patrol

Dec 11/08

All the signs are still lit at a closed Gottingen Street nightclub. comments      0


Bloomfield community blooming

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Bloomfield community blooming

posted by ERICA BUTLER, Dec 11/08

Residents and renters have their say about the Bloomfield Centre on Agricola and Almon. comments      0


On Patrol

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On Patrol

Dec 4/08

Fire hydrants buried under mounds of snow. comments      0


Bloomfield centre plans

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Bloomfield centre plans

posted by ERICA BUTLER, Dec 4/08

There’s a little bit of everything in a new Bloomfield Centre proposal, but critics say it relies too much on out-dated financial thinking. comments      0


On Patrol

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On Patrol

Nov 27/08

Intersection without crosswalk near William King Elementary School comments      0


Out in the cold

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Out in the cold

posted by BETHANY HORNE, Nov 27/08

Pendleton Place's closure threatens the lives of Halifax’s most vulnerable street people, say homeless advocates. comments      0


Downtown's missing buildings

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Downtown's missing buildings

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 20/08

City Council's rejection of the Waterside Centre is getting a lot of attention. But the real story of Halifax development involves lots of plans that have been approved--where re all those skyscrapers? And can we build a decent city without them? comments      0


St. John's, 2.0

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St. John's, 2.0

posted by JANE KANSAS, Nov 20/08

Yet another old Halifax church is to be torn down, but the congregation vows to return to serve modern needs. comments      0


Planter in the middle of the public sidewalk on South Park.

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Planter in the middle of the public sidewalk on South Park.

Nov 19/08

On Patrol, case number 16.25 comments      0


Anti-bus message on bus ad.

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Anti-bus message on bus ad.

Nov 13/08

comments      2


Destroyed wetlands in Herring Cove.

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Destroyed wetlands in Herring Cove.

Nov 6/08

comments      0


Unneeded median on Chebucto.

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Unneeded median on Chebucto.

Oct 30/08

comments      0


Muriel's century

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Muriel's century

posted by JANE KANSAS, Oct 30/08

Halifax prepares to celebrate peace and social justice activist Muriel Duckworth's hundredth birthday. comments      0


The Quinpool Road bridge over the CN tracks is crumbling.

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The Quinpool Road bridge over the CN tracks is crumbling.

Oct 22/08

comments      0


Elimination of a piece of Halifax lore.

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Elimination of a piece of Halifax lore.

Oct 16/08

comments      1


Mixed messages at Ahern and Cogswell.

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Mixed messages at Ahern and Cogswell.

Oct 16/08

Mixed messages at Ahern and Cogswell. comments      1


Unreadable bus schedule, Highfield bus terminal.

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Unreadable bus schedule, Highfield bus terminal.

Oct 15/08

Unreadable bus schedule, Highfield bus terminal. comments      1


The brawl for city hall

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The brawl for city hall

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Oct 9/08

Peter Kelly wants to keep his job as Halifax's mayor. Sheila Fougere wants to replace him. Both give a handful of policy reasons why you should vote for one over the other, but really it all comes down to a matter of vision. comments      0


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Mayor's race: on the issues

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 9/08

Peter Kelly and Sheila Fougere do hold distinct views on a handful of issues. comments      1


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The forgotten election

Oct 9/08

Star-studded media coverage is dominated by Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, unless Canadian media are feeling generous comments      0


Very inaccessible crosswalk in front of the Cunard Centre.

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Very inaccessible crosswalk in front of the Cunard Centre.

Oct 8/08

comments      0


Expired elevator inspection, Fenwick Medical Centre.

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Expired elevator inspection, Fenwick Medical Centre.

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 8/08

comments      1


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The forgotten election

Oct 2/08

Star-studded media coverage is dominated by Barack Obama and Sarah Palin comments      0


Peninsular Politics

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Peninsular Politics

Oct 2/08

Development and transportation dominate three council races in urban Halifax districts 11, 13 and 14. comments      1


Downtown's four-way fracas

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Downtown's four-way fracas

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 25/08

The downtown Halifax council election heats up in District 12, with the incumbent facing the young scion of an old political family, a student and an environmental consultant. comments      0


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Cameron Ells

Sep 25/08

comments      0


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James Stuewe

Sep 25/08

Candidate, District 12. comments      0


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Jerry Blumenthal

Sep 25/08

comments      0


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Andrea Hilchie-Pye

Sep 25/08

Candidate, District 14. comments      0


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Ross McLaren

Sep 25/08

Candidate, District 14 comments      0


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Bill Forbes

Sep 25/08

Candidate, District 14. comments      0


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Barry Smith

posted by NEAL OZANO, Sep 25/08

District 4-Cole Harbour comments      0


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Lorelei Nicholl

posted by NEAL OZANO, Sep 25/08

Candidate, District 4 comments      0


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Julia McPherson

Sep 25/08

District 4, Cole Harbour comments      0


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Julia MacPherson

Sep 25/08

Candidate District 4, Cole Harbour comments      0


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Jennifer Watts

Sep 25/08

Candidate, District 14 comments      0


Historic indecision: Waterside Centre

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Historic indecision: Waterside Centre

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 18/08

The proposed Waterside Centre development is the "hardest decision" they'll ever have to make, say Halifax councillors. comments      5


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Gina Byrne

Sep 18/08

Candidate, District 23 comments      0


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Tim Hosford

Sep 18/08

Candidate, District 19 comments      1


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Beverly Miller

Sep 18/08

Candidate, District 13 comments      0


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Doug Poulton

Sep 18/08

Candidate, District 23 comments      1


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Bruce DeVenne

Sep 18/08

Candidate for District 20 comments      0


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Glenn Dodge

Sep 18/08

Candidate, District 14 comments      1


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Sean Phillips

Sep 18/08

Candidate for District 14 comments      0


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Katie Campbell

Sep 18/08

Candidate for District 14 comments      0


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Nancy Sievert

Sep 18/08

Candidate, District 10 comments      0


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Jerome Downey

Sep 18/08

Candidate, District 12 comments      0


Election signs on public property.

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Election signs on public property.

Sep 17/08

Election signs on public property. comments      0


Death trap crosswalk, Queen at Green Street.

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Death trap crosswalk, Queen at Green Street.

Sep 12/08

Death trap crosswalk, Queen at Green Street. comments      0


District 1 <br /> (Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley)

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District 1
(Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 2<br />(Waverley - Fall River - Beaver Bank)

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District 2
(Waverley - Fall River - Beaver Bank)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 3<br />(Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook)

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District 3
(Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 4<br />(Cole Harbour)

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District 4
(Cole Harbour)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 5<br />(Dartmouth Centre)

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District 5
(Dartmouth Centre)

Sep 11/08

comments      1


District 6<br />(East Dartmouth - The Lakes)

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District 6
(East Dartmouth - The Lakes)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 7<br />(Portland - East Woodlawn)

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District 7
(Portland - East Woodlawn)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 8<br />(Woodside - Eastern Passage)

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District 8
(Woodside - Eastern Passage)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 9<br />(Albro Lake - Harbourview)

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District 9
(Albro Lake - Harbourview)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 10<br /> (Clayton Park West)

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District 10
(Clayton Park West)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 11 <br />(Halifax North End)

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District 11
(Halifax North End)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 12 <br />(Halifax Downtown)

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District 12
(Halifax Downtown)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 13<br />(Northwest Arm - South End)

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District 13
(Northwest Arm - South End)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 14<br /> (Connaught - Quinpool)

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District 14
(Connaught - Quinpool)

Sep 11/08

comments      3


District 15 <br />(Fairview - Clayton Park)

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District 15
(Fairview - Clayton Park)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 16<br /> (Rockingham - Wentworth)

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District 16
(Rockingham - Wentworth)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 17<br />(Purcell's Cove - Armdale)

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District 17
(Purcell's Cove - Armdale)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 18<br />(Spryfield - Herring Cove)

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District 18
(Spryfield - Herring Cove)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 19<br />(Middle and Upper Sackville-Lucasville)

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District 19
(Middle and Upper Sackville-Lucasville)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 20<br />(Lower Sackville)

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District 20
(Lower Sackville)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 21<br /> (Bedford)

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District 21
(Bedford)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 22<br />(Timberlea - Prospect)

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District 22
(Timberlea - Prospect)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


District 23<br />(Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets)

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District 23
(Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets)

Sep 11/08

comments      0


Seaview shame, suburban sprawl

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Seaview shame, suburban sprawl

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 4/08

The ashes of Africville and sprawling Hammonds Plains show the low value society puts on justice. comments      1


Bitter Sweet Basil

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Bitter Sweet Basil

posted by SHANNON WEBB-CAMPBELL, Sep 4/08

A landmark Halifax restaurant closes its doors as a victim to the latest downtown development proposal. comments      2


Keith Urban concert-damaged Common.

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Keith Urban concert-damaged Common.

Sep 3/08

Keith Urban concert-damaged Common. comments      0


Decrepit Dartmouth High entrance.

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Decrepit Dartmouth High entrance.

Aug 28/08

Decrepit Dartmouth High entrance. comments      0


Overflowing charity bins, Sobey's on North.

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Overflowing charity bins, Sobey's on North.

Aug 20/08

Overflowing charity bins, Sobey's on North. comments      0


Mysterious steam emissions on Bell Road.

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Mysterious steam emissions on Bell Road.

Aug 18/08

Mysterious steam emissionson Bell Road. comments      2


Bed bugs put bite on tenants

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Bed bugs put bite on tenants

posted by VINCENZO RAVINA, Aug 14/08

Bed bug infestations in several Halifax apartment complexes leaves tenants itchy all over. comments      27


Mickey Mouse contraption at the new sewage treatment plant.

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Mickey Mouse contraption at the new sewage treatment plant.

Jul 30/08

Mickey Mouse contraption at the new sewage treatment plant. comments      0


"No loitering" sign in front of Spring Garden Road Library.

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"No loitering" sign in front of Spring Garden Road Library.

Jul 23/08

"No loitering" sign in front of Spring Garden Road Library. comments      0


Bone dry fountain in the Common.

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Bone dry fountain in the Common.

Jul 10/08

Bone dry fountain in the Common. comments      0


Annoying GO Time displays.

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Annoying GO Time displays.

Jul 2/08

Annoying GO Time displays. comments      1


Dead wreaths commemorating Halifax Explosion victim.

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Dead wreaths commemorating Halifax Explosion victim.

Jun 19/08

Dead wreaths commemorating Halifax Explosion victim. comments      0


The Wanderers Ground Dry Canteen is in sad shape.

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The Wanderers Ground Dry Canteen is in sad shape.

Jun 13/08

The Wanderers Ground Dry Canteen is in sad shape. comments      3


Faux democracy

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Faux democracy

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 5/08

Public consultation is a rigged game, a lie designed to mislead and disenfranchise citizens and give cover for public officials to do what they were going to do anyway. comments      3


Stubby signposts all over the north end.

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Stubby signposts all over the north end.

May 22/08

Stubby signposts all over the north end. comments      1


District 12 - Dawn Marie Sloane

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District 12 - Dawn Marie Sloane

May 22/08

Halifax Downtown comments      0


District 11 - Patrick Murphy

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District 11 - Patrick Murphy

May 22/08

Halifax North end comments      0


District 10 - Mary Wile

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District 10 - Mary Wile

May 22/08

Clayton Park West comments      0


District 09 - Jim Smith

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District 09 - Jim Smith

May 22/08

Albro Lake - Harbourview comments      1


District 08 - Jackie Barkhouse

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District 08 - Jackie Barkhouse

May 22/08

Woodside - Eastern Passage comments      0


District 07 - Bill Karsten

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District 07 - Bill Karsten

May 22/08

Portland - East Woodlawn comments      1


District 06 - Andrew Younger

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District 06 - Andrew Younger

May 22/08

East Darmouth - The Lakes comments      0


District 04 - Harry McInroy

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District 04 - Harry McInroy

May 22/08

Cole Harbour comments      0


District 03 - David Hendsbee

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District 03 - David Hendsbee

May 22/08

Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook comments      0


District 02 - Krista Snow

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District 02 - Krista Snow

May 22/08

Waverley- Fall River - Beaver Bank comments      0


District 01 - Steve Streatch

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District 01 - Steve Streatch

May 22/08

Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Valley comments      0


District 13 - Sue Uteck

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District 13 - Sue Uteck

May 22/08

comments      0


District 14 - Sheila Fougere

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District 14 - Sheila Fougere

May 22/08

Connaught - Quinpool comments      0