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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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18
Apr
Porter’s Lake strip club planners seem to have gone off half-cocked

Porter’s Lake strip club planners seem to have gone off half-cocked

Before you get too excited about a new peeler bar at the Porters Lake Shopping Centre — as advertised by these swanky signs that have been cropping up in the area as of late — there’s some bad news.

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18
Apr
One fine day at court  administration

One fine day at court administration

The talented and fragrant court admin lady looked up from her work, confused. With good reason.
She swivelled in her seat, turning to regard the closed door that leads to the file room. Beyond that, another door opens into the hallway of the provincial courthouse on Spring Garden Road. What precisely was that guttural caterwauling sound?

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