Archive for October, 2021

CBRM Council: District Energy

CBRM Council: District Energy

October 27, 2021 at 12:55 pm

A district energy system proposed for Downtown Sydney has undergone a significant metamorphosis since the last time it was on my radar, in January 2020. This scheme — one of a number of initiatives arising from a partnership between CBRM and Efficiency Nova Scotia that dates to 2015 — has…Read...

CBRM Council: Solid Waste

CBRM Council: Solid Waste

October 27, 2021 at 12:53 pm

Tuesday morning’s special session of council was dedicated to environmental issues of all descriptions and included a presentation by CBRM Solid Waste Manager Francis Campbell. Campbell’s presentation touched on three issues: Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging and Printed Paper (EPR for PPP), the Trashformers program and illegal dumping. Let’s take…Read...

Banking on Food Banks?

Banking on Food Banks?

October 27, 2021 at 12:51 pm

Does anyone go shopping for groceries these days without having at least one conversation with another shopper about the rising cost of what we are putting in our carts? Assuming, that is, we are among those who can continue to purchase the same items we have been using for years….Read...

Missing the Boat on COVID

Missing the Boat on COVID

October 27, 2021 at 12:49 pm

Barry Sheehy did something in Monday’s Chronicle Herald that I would not have believed possible: he wrote an opinion piece (“Atlantic Canada missing the boat on U.S. port-expansion frenzy“) about congestion at US ports without mentioning COVID. Sheehy — described as an author, historian businessman, veteran and part-time Gabarus resident…Read...

Guess Who Revamped Their Website?

Guess Who Revamped Their Website?

October 27, 2021 at 12:47 pm

Albert Barbusci and Barry Sheehy, the men behind Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) and Novaporte, the Sydney harbor container port project, have splashed out on a new website and what a glossy mix of stock photos and wild claims it is. Before we get into it, though, let’s take a…Read...

Cabot Saint Lucia Update

Cabot Saint Lucia Update

October 27, 2021 at 12:45 pm

Readers! I know I promised Part II of my series on Cabot Saint Lucia — Mike Keiser and Ben Cowan-Dewar’s Caribbean golf and real estate resort — this week, but I’ve had the opportunity to speak to more people than I’d expected to, and while I’m delighted with this, it…Read...

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

October 22, 2021 at 10:30 am

Home Matters So, this happened: .@HomeMattersCB asks @TimHoustonNS if he supports a container pier for CBRM. Premier says he’s willing to see a business case. #nspoli — michael gorman (@MichaelTGorman) October 21, 2021 “@HomeMattersCB” is Sydney-Membertou MLA Derek Mombourquette and I groaned out loud when I read this. Mombourquette’s ownRead More

Bad for Business?

Bad for Business?

October 20, 2021 at 12:06 pm

This morning, I am going to take on some of the hot takes I’ve seen on CBRM council’s recent waterfront development decision. As you probably know by now, during last Tuesday’s meeting, council, rather than entertaining a new proposal from Martin Chernin’s Harbour Royale Development Ltd (HRDL), opted to issueRead More

Cabot Saint Lucia (Part I)

Cabot Saint Lucia (Part I)

October 20, 2021 at 12:04 pm

Ben Cowan-Dewar and Mike Keiser, owners of Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, are building a luxury golf resort and real estate development on the island nation of Saint Lucia and the site they’ve chosen, in addition to abutting some of St. Lucia’s best beaches, sits atop an ancient Indigenous burialRead More

Let Me Take You to the Beach

Let Me Take You to the Beach

October 20, 2021 at 12:02 pm

One of the great fears of St. Lucians critical of Cabot Saint Lucia — Ben Cowan-Dewar’s newest golf, resort and real estate development — is that they will lose access to some of the island nation’s best beaches. Finola Jennings Clark, a sustainable travel writer and and vice-chair of theRead More