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Second Berth Price Tag

Second Berth Price Tag

April 20, 2022 at 1:17 pm

Editor’s Note: On April 28, The CBC’s Tom Ayers reported that the CBRM will actually pay $3.8 million for the Nickerson property. The $2.5 million budgeted for 2022-23 represents the outstanding balance. The Spectator apologizes for the error.   Did you happen to catch the price tag on the land theRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

March 18, 2022 at 10:45 am

Shipping News I have to start with the long-awaited arrival of a container ship at the Port of Sydney. It arrived under tow, carried only 4,200 containers and couldn’t have unloaded here if it had wanted to, but there was a container ship at the Port of Sydney. Port generalRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

March 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

Felicity Ace In mid-February, as noted at the time by Tim Bousquet, the Felicity Ace, a car carrier that sometimes calls at the Dartmouth Autoport, caught fire near the Azores. All 22 crew members were rescued from the 650-foot long vessel which was carrying about 4,000 Volkswagen Group cars, manyRead More

Port of Sydney AGM

Port of Sydney AGM

March 2, 2022 at 10:55 am

It’s time for Confessions of a Bad Reporter. In this week’s episode, I have to confess that I did not attend the Port of Sydney’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 23. It was on a Wednesday night, a week before I publish, and I thought I would be ableRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

December 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Novaporte’s new face Kathleen Yurchesyn has left her post as CEO of the Cape Breton Chamber of Commerce to become the vice-president of operations and corporate development for Novaporte, the name promoter Albert Barbusci has given to his Sydney harbor container terminal project. Six years in, Yurchesyn represents Novaporte’s firstRead More

Port of Sydney Update: Capital, Cruise & COVID

Port of Sydney Update: Capital, Cruise & COVID

November 17, 2021 at 1:32 pm

The new board chair of the Port of Sydney Development Corporation (PSDC), James Kerr, presented to CBRM council during its regular November meeting last week, a topic I touched on briefly in last week’s Fast & Curious, because Kerr announced the board had decided to make its minutes public andRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

October 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

Yoga Mats Galore! Reading about the MV Zim Kingston shedding over 100 containers into the ocean off the coast of British Columbia put me in mind of the 1941 sinking that inspired Compton MacKenzie’s novel Whiskey Galore!  No, wait, that’s not strictly true — it put me in mind ofRead More

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 residentRead More

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 aRead More

Same Old Choir, Same Old Song

Same Old Choir, Same Old Song

August 25, 2021 at 2:19 pm

In the days leading up to the provincial election, all the usual suspects sharpened their pencils, marshaled their tired little troop of “facts” and wrote the editor of the Cape Breton Post in support of Albert Barbusci’s Novaporte project. Port Fest ’21 was kicked off at the end of JulyRead More