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

I am repeating Peter's comment.
Any development of this site will have to deal with 4000+ human remains buried there, a legacy of the Poor House. Think that is far-fetched? Ask the folks across the street at St. David's.
The land should be used for the public good -- municipal museum (we don't have one), contemporary art gallery, concert hall. Halifax has a dearth of public arts infrastructure. Time for that to change. Yes!

Posted by nsca on 08/03/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The Seaport Market and the problem of “authentic Maritime culture”

Why did you neglect to mention the "marginalization" of the artisans in your article? They were relocated to the mezzanine first. Perhaps the reasons for that move were not sensationalist enough to report!

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Posted by nsca on 04/14/2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “The Seaport Market and the problem of “authentic Maritime culture”

Racism is NOT what is driving the changes at the market!! The Artisan vendors who were at the market two days or less were all forced to move upstairs last June. They have the same concerns as the food vendors, no traffic,no advertising, less visibility, elevators, loss of business, etc. Did anyone make a fuss about them being banished out of sight. They are mainly white.
What is at issue here is POOR MARKET MANAGEMENT right across the board. We want a vibrant mixed market with food vendors, artisans and farmers all coexisting together on the main floor. Just like markets around the world. The traffic from cross shopping will benefit all.
The market is a shadow of itself. The changes being rolled out as a result of the plan designed by an expensive American company are NOT working.
I am sad that these articles have been written without speaking to more people directly affected by the changes happening at the market. I spoke to one of the food vendors who told me that they were upset with the article and did not feel that the changes were racially motivated. Speak to all the food vendors! Speak to some of the artisans! Speak to the farmers!! Poor management is responsible.

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Posted by nsca on 04/14/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “The Seaport Market's inadvertent whitening

The artisans were "banished" to the upstairs quite a while ago and yes their businesses have suffered as a result. It was not done because of colour or race, just part of a"master plan" that was bought and paid for and is now relentlessly being carried out to the detriment of the entire market. The food vendors are just phase two of the upstairs relocation. There are no racial undercurrents to the move. Everyone wants to be on the main floor, that's where the customers are. It is the secondary food producers and artisans that carry the market year round. Sad that they are made to move out of sight. Why not put the farmers who are seasonal in the seasonal space which is adjacent to the market. Bright beautiful and open in the summer and closed in the winter??

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Posted by nsca on 04/09/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Inexpensively international

Hey the food IS great there! Thanks for sharing!

and the word ethnic was used properly.

eth·nic –adjective
pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.

2.referring to the origin, classification, characteristics, etc., of such groups.

3. being a member of an ethnic group, especially of a group that is a minority within a larger society: ethnic Chinese in San Francisco.

4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of members of such a group.

5. belonging to or deriving from the cultural, racial, religious, or linguistic traditions of a people or country: ethnic dances.

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Posted by nsca on 02/10/2011 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Nocturne spotlight: Coast picks

Don't forget the PHOTOBOOTH at LoveMe,Boutique on Birmingham Street.
#55 in the program.
Pop by their website http://www.lovemeboutique.ca
to see what YOUR pictures will look like. Goofy fun. Props available:)

Posted by nsca on 10/14/2010 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Provincial authorities refuse to intervene in wilderness debate

Once again, city councilors buckle under the pressure of large developers massaging the councilor's egos and promising great things. Smarten up, representatives of the people!!
You represent us and future Nova Scotians, not the developers who only want to line their pockets with profit and then move on to the next juicy parcel of pristine land.
We are lucky in that we have such a gorgeous area of wilderness in our city. If we let the developers have their way, only a sea of houses, roads and apartment buildings will exist. Why not build around this wonderful, precious, rare resource and protect and save it for our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren! Please write to the HRM Regional Plan Advisory Committee c/o Chris Newson at newsonc@halifax.ca. How about writing to the mayor too. There are fifteen members, who will decide the fate of this wilderness gem. Here is a link to who they are

Posted by nsca on 07/09/2010 at 11:28 AM

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Re: “Tess

Enjoyed everything about it. Staff was wonderful and made us feel very welcome. Food was delicious! Will go back for sure:)

Posted by nsca on 10/27/2009 at 11:26 AM

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