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10
Sep

Fewer bums but more seats

On the same day that the IWK Health Centre announced it was cutting 22 youth care workers in the mental health addiction services department, the region’s largest youth hospital awarded a tender valued at $72,485 to Office Interiors to buy and install new office furniture. 

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10
Sep
Irvine and that pesky Building Code Act,  Part Deux

Irvine and that pesky Building Code Act, Part Deux

For the second time this year, Halifax Regional School Board chair Irvine Carvery is being hounded by the city for allegedly violating the Building Code Act. 

Irvine and wiferoo Monica will be heading to trial on August 28 after they allegedly constructed a garage on their 2354 Creighton Street property without a permit. They are also charged with failing to comply with an order.

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10
Sep
The long, long voyage  of the Bluenose Trust funds

The long, long voyage of the Bluenose Trust funds

It finally happened. Liberal Senator Wilfred P. Moore, 70, has relinquished control of the Bluenose II’s finances, handing over the cash and assets of the Bluenose II Preservation Trust Society to the Schooner Bluenose Foundation. From start to finish, this transaction took seven and half years. 

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05
Sep
New sex rules cause confusion

New sex rules cause confusion

With the Federalis cracking down on businesses in the sex industry bringing temporary foreign workers to the Great White North, I reached out to local businesses linked to the sex industry for their professional insight. 

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05
Sep
Your inn, if the price is right...

Your inn, if the price is right...

“Everything in the world is for sale at the right price,” Bras D’or Lakes Inn co-owner Rhoda Gillett tells me when I ask her about a rumour that the noted St. Peters hotel is for sale.

“If the right person walks in with the right price, it’s gone,” says the retired schoolteacher, although she notes, “It’s not officially on the market yet.” 

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