Posts Tagged ‘Council’

Dalhousie awaits HRM approval for joint arena

The saga to renovate Dalhousie’s athletic facilities is ongoing, with several factors yet to be determined. As work toward renovating the aging Dalplex, on top of building a companion fitness facility, is in the preliminary stages, the university has decided where to build a new rink. The university’s board of governors decided in July that…

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DSU shakeup

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) council met for their final summer meeting on August 21, which ended with confusion and a small dose of controversy. During the meeting, council appointed two representatives for the Faculty of Health Professionals, and began the long process of restructuring the executive.   Andrew Mecke removed from council The appointments…

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DSU posts $185,000 deficit

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) 2012-2013 budget anticipates a $185,000 deficit. The budget revisions were approved at council on Nov. 21. Prior to the revisions, the DSU had only expected to post a $75,000 deficit on a $2.6 million budget. The difference between the proposed budget and the revised was largely due to decreased revenue…

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Elections electrified

Provincial candidates should bear this election in mind when running their campaigns. (Adele van Wyk photo)

On October 20, polling stations opened across Halifax for the municipal election. A new mayor was elected, while most of the city councillors are old faces that won the right to return to city hall. Not so in district seven, where many of Halifax’s students live. By just 114 votes, Waye Mason ousted incumbent Sue…

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Post-elections review

What went right, what went horribly wrong, and what to look forward to in future elections. (Adele van Wyk photo)

It would be tough to find a Haligonian who didn’t have an issue with the state of our roads or our transit system, but only 37 per cent of us took the few minutes required on voting day to change them. For the first time in 12 years Peter Kelly didn’t run for mayor. Our regional…

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Q & A: Sue Uteck

Sue Uteck is the incumbent councillor for district seven, and the third candidate we’ve interviewed. Check out our coverage of the debates on Monday and Tuesday online at dalgazette.com.   Dal Gazette: You’ve been on council for 13 years now―why are you running again? Sue Uteck: I think that, with the new expanded territory and…

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DSU Council Recap – Sept 26

We cover the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) council meetings live on Twitter at @DalGazette. All council meetings are open to the public, and take place every second Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building (SUB). The Short Version -Statement made on Dal’s search for a new president -No Bottled Water Pledge signed; bottled…

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