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May
The death of Mike Peverill

The death of Mike Peverill

In a different world, in a different time, instead of becoming a drug trafficker and winding up dead on the floor of his Dartmouth apartment in January of 1999, 31-year-old Mike Peverill might have become a barber.
“He might have been good at that,” his mother, Kathleen tells me,

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01
May
Song of Hiawatha Revisited

Song of Hiawatha Revisited

On the shore of Halifax Harbour
By the shining polluted waters
At the door to City Hall
In the pleasant April evening
Mayor Savage stood and waited
With his black robe wrapped around him
His pale face looking eastward
To the land of the Dartmouthians
A proud and stubborn people.

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01
May
One sunny day chatting with Dame Vera Lynn

One sunny day chatting with Dame Vera Lynn

Digging into a treasure trove of cassette tapes that once belonged to the late AVR radio announcer Don Hill, I found one that included an interview he did in the late 1970s with the great English singer Vera Lynn.

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01
May
The Taxman & the Developer...

The Taxman & the Developer...

The taxman is coming at Halifax developer Navid Saberi from every direction, it seems.
Just days before his Esquire Motel was advertised for an upcoming municipal property tax sale over the small matter of $362,416, I see where the native of Iran was named in a federal court judgement, stating that he personally owes $236,193 under the Income Tax Act.

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01
May
The heartbreak of calling the hotel

The heartbreak of calling the hotel

Booking a hotel room for a couple of nights away never used to be a big deal.

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