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Dr. StrangeJob Rights His Wrongs

Dr. StrangeJob Rights His Wrongs

September 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

I am not a gambling man, but I bet the good citizens of CBRM will find it in their hearts to forgive me. As you may be aware, Dr StrangeJob is an active member of Incompetents Anonymous (IA), the world’s first 12+1 step self-help group. IA does for the incompetentRead More

US Election 2016: Scarcity in the Land of Choice

US Election 2016: Scarcity in the Land of Choice

September 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm

American grocery stores are season-less palaces, replete with six-foot sections of a single product in every hue or state of naturalness; catering to what seems to be a national pandemic of Celiac disease. Whether you want fruit that fell of its own accord or that boasts a color unseen outsideRead More

Port Report: What Happened to Our Mega-Terminal?

Port Report: What Happened to Our Mega-Terminal?

September 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Port of Sydney CEO Marlene Usher will speak on Monday, September 26, at a Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon (tickets $35). Her subject? What else, the Port of Sydney Project. Here’s the description from the chamber’s web site: The newly dredged harbour for the Port of Sydney isRead More

Port Report: Where Are Our Navigational Aids?

Port Report: Where Are Our Navigational Aids?

September 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm

The great $37 million Sydney harbor dredge was completed between October 2011 and January 2012. Over 4 million cubic meters of sedimentary material was removed from a 9-kilometer stretch of harbor channel in less than four months using trailing suction hopper dredge technology as opposed to traditional “clam bucket” dredgeRead More

Norwegian Majesty in Sydney, N.S. harbor. Norwegian Majesty in Sydney, N.S. harbor (Photo by freshfighter9, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Port Report: A Little Bird Told Me Sydney Was Cheep

September 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm

I have never bought into the notion of Barry Sheehy and Albert Barbusci as port “developers.” I remain sternly old school in these matters, insisting that to be considered a port developer you must, at least once in your career, have developed a port. But I’ve also been doubtful aboutRead More

Letter to the Editor: The 2016 Municipal Transparency Challenge

Letter to the Editor: The 2016 Municipal Transparency Challenge

September 14, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Dear Editor, After reading through the financial wasteland of the CBRM one simple fact became abundantly clear, both mayoral candidates have failed to address the elephant in the the room. That of course being our massively over-sized municipal government. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the real reason we have extremelyRead More

US Election 2016: Letter from Dallas

US Election 2016: Letter from Dallas

September 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm

This has been a unique election season here in the unique city of Dallas, where we’ve experienced the highs and lows of the campaign to date with a keen eye on the realities of today’s world. Although it is in the historically red state of Texas, Dallas is a diverseRead More

Listening to Lumière

Listening to Lumière

September 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm

The best reaction I remember to the first-ever Lumière Arts Festival—held in Sydney, N.S. in 2010—was from a friend who exclaimed joyously, “I haven’t seen this many people on Charlotte Street at night since the police strike of ’74!”* Not to imply the arts festival is lawless, just that theRead More

Chad Tobin’s Street Photography

Chad Tobin’s Street Photography

September 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Chad Tobin has a day job. I suspect he’s very good at it. But this article is not about the CBRM resident’s job—it’s about his passion. Tobin is a street photographer. To take a really good street photograph, he says, you must ensure all the elements in the photo areRead More

Dr. StrangeJob Wards Off the Pledge

Dr. StrangeJob Wards Off the Pledge

September 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Joe Ward, author of The Councillors’ Pledge, is running for Councillor in District 7. That’s right, the guy who wrote the councilor rule book and coerced incumbent and wannabe councilors to play by his rules has entered the political game. Is that fair? Isn’t that like the developer of PokémonRead More