Sports

CBRM Council: Selling Centre 200?

CBRM Council: Selling Centre 200?

May 25, 2022 at 1:33 pm

District 8 Councilor James Edwards placed an item on Tuesday’s CBRM council meeting agenda calling for a staff Issue Paper on the pros and cons of selling Centre 200. Opened in 1987, the 5,000-plus seat arena in downtown Sydney was built to mark the city’s 1985 bicentennial. It was home…Read...

About That Fight…

About That Fight…

May 11, 2022 at 11:51 am

“What does she know about boxing?” you are no doubt asking, and the answer, of course, is “nothing,” but I have always been interested in the sport because my father was a big fan (not so much these days, he says there are too many world champions to keep trackRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes On Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes On Random Things

May 6, 2022 at 9:30 am

Lord have Percy I don’t even know where to start with this baffling story. Freshii, the Canadian-based fast-food chain, is experimenting with a “virtual cashier” system called “Percy” that allows it to hire cashiers in Nicaragua and pay them US$3.75/hour instead of minimum wage in Ontario which is $15 (US$11.70)Read More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

April 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm

You Bet Watching a hockey game recently (I won’t identify my team, I’ll just tell you I won’t be doing any post-season viewing), I was struck by how many times the broadcaster cut away from the action to ads featuring famous athletes and Hollywood stars encouraging me to bet onRead More

CBRM Council: Sports

CBRM Council: Sports

April 27, 2022 at 1:53 pm

Tomorrow’s Legends, a not-for-profit corporation registered federally in 2021 by Bill Kachafanas (brother to the CBRM’s regional solicitor), wants to take over the Centennial Arena and turn it into a multi-court sports facility. According to its listings in the federal corporate registry and the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint StockRead More

Hawks Field: A Dream Coming True in Dominion

Hawks Field: A Dream Coming True in Dominion

March 9, 2022 at 12:49 pm

It may not look like much on a cold February day (see below) but the Hawks Field in Dominion is undergoing a serious make-over – from field to Dream Field. Having noticed the construction and wondered about the project, I contacted Councilor Darren Bruckschwaiger, whose District 10 includes Dominion. HeRead More

Lot 52, Cabot Saint Lucia,  overlooking Cas En Bas Beach. (Asking price: $$1.5M USD)

Critics Have Cabot Saint Lucia Questions

February 16, 2022 at 12:15 pm

This week, I’m updating my Cabot Saint Lucia story with the reaction of critics of Ben Cowan-Dewar’s golf resort to the “unofficial” announcement that the Saint Lucian government planned to ensure beach access for locals and to cancel Cabot’s leases on coastal land known as the “Queen’s Chain.” As IRead More

Cabot in the Rough in Saint Lucia?

Cabot in the Rough in Saint Lucia?

February 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Has Ben Cowan-Dewar hit one into the cat box in Saint Lucia? What I’m saying, for those of you not as familiar with the old golf lingo as I am since I googled it 10 minutes ago, is: has Cowan-Dewar actually run into an obstacle on his way to turningRead More

Change and the Rural Resident

Change and the Rural Resident

January 26, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Re-reading my recap of Episode 10 of Annette Verschuren’s Bet On Me podcast, I realized I’d forgotten a couple of things I’d meant to cover, so I’m going to devote a little more ink to her conversation with Cabot Cape Breton owner Ben Cowan-Dewar. At one point, the two discussRead More

Cabot Saint Lucia: Beach Access

Cabot Saint Lucia: Beach Access

November 3, 2021 at 1:40 pm

Editor’s Note: This week, I’m focusing on the concerns that have been raised in Saint Lucia over Ben Cowan-Dewar’s latest golf development, Cabot Saint Lucia. First up: beach access.     Finola Jennings Clark says when she first heard that Cabot, the golf resort company founded by Torontonian Ben Cowan-DewarRead More