Posts Tagged ‘Municipal Politics’

We know what Halifax did this summer

The agave rises  Who knew an agave plant would be a hot topic over the summer?   Staff at the Public Gardens didn’t wait until the first full moon in June to welcome Halifax’s agave plant from its greenhouse to the outdoors.   The agave had outgrown its indoor home. The odds didn’t look good and there was widespread…

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Candidate Profile: Lil MacPherson

Lil MacPherson excuses herself to answer her phone. Though it’s mid-interview, her campaign manager is on the line. There is silence, then, “Oh shoot.” “Did you know about the bomb threats?” MacPherson, the only challenger to the incumbent mayor Mike Savage, is getting a taste of the situation room. The setting is a corner table…

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Candidate Profile: Mike Savage

The walls of Mike Savage’s Dartmouth campaign office are covered with t-shirts reading “I Like Mike.” Tweens, senior citizens, political veterans, optimistic newcomers, and even a little dog fill the small office with banter, laughs and the smell of the coffee. Everyone is coming together for the purpose of getting Savage reelected as Mayor of…

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Peter Kelly’s year in review

2011 was a banner year for Peter Kelly. He was a key player in the execution of the Canada Winter Games, he opened the new Harbour Solutions plants, he made inroads with the famous Occupy protesters, he promised to end the practice of secret meetings and he moved forward on many issues facing Haligonians. In…

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Benefits of $500 million convention centre still unclear

Students say project will take away funding for education Laura Conrad, News Editor   Nova Scotians have been raising a lot of concern over the decision to build new convention centre in downtown Halifax. Now, students are getting involved: raising the question of whether or not the provincial government will wind up cutting funding from…

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