owen 
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Re: “Where are the FUCKING jobs?

I think all the whole fuck of ya should leave. Why hang around some place that you don't like and obviously hate. why bitch everyday day in and day out over and over again. I used to live in a big city but I'll ask ya how big is big. Hog town 3.2 million or Halifax at 400,000 and if you want the exact numbers look them the fuck up!!!! The point is does it feel bigger the one to the other and the answer is really FUCK NO!!!!
So split and pack your bag and hit the road for what you FUCKING THINK IS BETTER. You always take your old baggage with YOU. It follows you where ever you go.

owen & loving it

Posted by owen on 03/06/2009 at 9:39 PM

Re: “TIRED OF THE HALIFAX PUT DOWN

Yes Mr. Boss I would agree with you on the growth rates of Toronto and Calgary but those two Cities are larger to begin with therefore the rates compared to Halifax with those two Cities don't compare. For Halifax size which is around almost 407,000 Wikipedia or www.statcan.gc.ca I would call our growth steady.
Halifax has seen growth rates above Toronto and we are talking urban sprawl and as for population your right it is smaller at about 1% /year and that number was from last year. This City however is seeing urban sprawl and usually population reflex that growth. There is 1/2 billion dollars in the pipeline for development. There are some large projects in the works for Halifax. There was an announcement a few weeks ago about a new Convention Center which would sit on the old Herald property. The Twisted Sisters project is expected to go ahead depending on the looming recession. I also understand that finally the old Cogswell interchange will be torn down during this councils term of 4 years to make way for larger developments and taller buildings without obstruction of the stupid Hill!(on C.T.V Atlantic 3 weeks ago) You can get even more information by visting the GreaterHalifaxPartnership. Plus I am old enough to remember when metro Halifax was only 250,000 so it has grown a lot. I have been researching this City for years and have some great knowledge. This is as good as it get west of Quebec City and North of Boston. This city has the 3rd largest oceanographic institute in the world which is Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Dalhousie which is the largest University east of Montreal also does some of the worlds top Cancer Research. One of the largest Naval bases in Canada with Stadacona Hospital and Naval base. We have a lot going for ourselves not mentioning the sable well which is paying royalties and there have been wells drilled onshore and they have found Natural gas. Triangle Petroleum Corp found 69 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in shale near Truro and just visit their Web site or Google.That amount of gas is 10 time that of the Sable well and would heat millions of homes!!!!

owen

Posted by owen on 03/03/2009 at 7:52 PM

Re: “TIRED OF THE HALIFAX PUT DOWN

Thank for the positive feed back guy's I appreciate it I believe more than any other area we take the most abuse here in the Maritimes. Sometimes ya gota fight back

owen

Posted by owen on 02/28/2009 at 5:03 PM

Re: “escort service in Halifax

Easy and quick, just dial the number ask for what you want such as color,height, weight, eyes.... and in 2 minutes you have what you want. A great way to have company to chat with or not at a movie, BBQ, party or sit for pictures. Do you take debit?,Check or of course the most popular cash. Can you get home by yourself taxi, bus or Limo and no worries for you. Just pick them and ship them!

owen

Posted by owen on 02/28/2009 at 2:41 AM

Re: “Educated and Jobless

I know your looking for work but to be honest there is work here. The last unemployment stats that I am aware of was 5.6% almost a year ago. I have no idea what your field is ,but I have some understanding of how it is to just get through University. There is a large banking center here which include other Financial Institutions. There is numerous jobs in the fields of science with Dal and Research , also a home grown company Med Mira which produces a quick test for aids and has sales to China.... Research In Motion as just built a huge building in Bedford. You must of heard of the number of buildings going up. There is a project in Dartmouth called Dartmouth Crossing which is a $280 million dollar business park and will employ 10,000 when the project is completed. Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada. You can check stats @ statcan.gc.ca The population is around 372,000 and is GROWING excuse me but I know about this City and I know people that live and work there and their not on the streets. I do not like comment from Ontario which have their problems as well with the car industry bust and asking for federal dollars. We haven't asked for anything as yet. There are jobs here depending on your credentials
Sorry for the sharp tongue there for a bit because this place has a lot of history that goes back a couple hundred years. We were once the richest province in the country and I know we never treated Central Canada the way Ontario treats us ,but that is changing with the finds of natural gas offshore and onshore. We have been collecting royalties for awhile now from the sable well!
Again I apologize for some of my comment and I wish you great success on finding work here or maybe you'll have to move on. Note: I don't know how old you are but it takes time to fit in to new surroundings I know because I was living in Boston for over 11 years. I am from here ,but came back and for awhile it was unbearable and I was homesick for awhile so hang in there and make sure about where you want to be. Good Luck

Posted by owen on 02/27/2009 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Buy local by all means


I agree with Kyle about buying local whenever possible. The practice of this on international economies would reek havoc on the world economies in that the economies would shrink inward losing the benefits of Exporting. A country makes a million widgets but their exports have sunk due to the protectionism so they only have a million consumers enough to purchase a million widgets. That is basically what would happen if we all panic, before International trade and of course free trade our economies were stagnant. I heard Barack Obama say not to worry and they would honor the NAFTA agreement as it was written. One more thing though is when it comes to federal orders for military equipment I would most differently go with Canadian Contractors!

SL

Posted by owen on 02/24/2009 at 1:16 AM

Re: “Tips for Greener driving

Ride bikes in the summer and build electrical lines with contacts over the streets for buses to change to electric motors instead of that putrid dessile they burn.

Posted by owen on 02/23/2009 at 12:35 AM

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