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CBRM to Host Canada’s First Arena/Casino/Library?

CBRM to Host Canada’s First Arena/Casino/Library?

January 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

A gentleman of my acquaintance can’t watch CTV’s Steve Murphy deliver the news without yelling at the television screen. I have a similar relationship with The Cape Breton Post. I don’t necessarily yell, often I simply ask it questions, questions I think its reporters should ask but don’t. Take thatRead More

Dear Minister Sohi: We Want Our Berth Rights

Dear Minister Sohi: We Want Our Berth Rights

January 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke was beside himself when Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking suggested the federal government’s one-third share of the funding for our second berth could hinge on the CBRM installing a permanent board of directors for the Port of Sydney Development Corporation (PSDC, until they come up with aRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

January 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Has Our SHIP Come In? My thanks to Tim Bousquet of the Halifax Examiner who has been trawling (not trolling) the NS Registry of Joint Stock Companies on a regular basis for new listings and found this one. Note the date of registration: I have contacted the registry in anRead More

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Time to Move On? Not So Fast There…

January 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

I’m a bit obsessed with the port — and sadly, I don’t mean the fortified wine — which is why this week’s issue contains so many port-related stories. But somebody has to do something other than cheerlead. Somebody has to don the skunk suit and turn up at the gardenRead More

Letter to the Editor: A Postdiluvian Christmas

Letter to the Editor: A Postdiluvian Christmas

December 22, 2016 at 10:24 am

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house….Oh wait! We don’t have a house! Start that again: ‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the rental, we were all really sick..both physical and mental. Our flooded houses stood empty on streets that were bare, in hopes thatRead More

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke

Mayor Cecil Clarke 1: Governance 0

December 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

We’ve been hearing a lot about the rules of international business lately—much of it from a career politician who has never worked in the private sector. Do you know what’s big in the world of international business since Enron? Madoff? The 2008 financial crisis? Governance. I’ll let those anti-development, bleedingRead More

Meet the Neighbors: The Crows of the CBRM

Meet the Neighbors: The Crows of the CBRM

December 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Crows fascinate me. Try as I might not to anthropomorphize them, I catch myself thinking of them as sly or wise or watchful or mocking, depending upon whether they’re emptying my bird feeder, dancing on my roof, poking around my recycling or crapping on my head as I walk down NorthRead More

How Calgary Floods Changed Canadian Insurance

How Calgary Floods Changed Canadian Insurance

December 21, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Not having been affected by the rain storm that hit the Cape Breton Regional Municipality this past Thanksgiving, I had the luxury of learning about the difference between “overland flooding” and “sewer backup” weeks later, over a beer with a friend whose basement had flooded. The woman sent by hisRead More

Business 101: Read the Contract

Business 101: Read the Contract

December 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Port of Sydney information session, Port of Sydney annual general meeting, regular CBRM council meeting, (most) irregular CBRM council meeting: oh the wonders I have seen and heard this week. I’ve seen what should have been a moving moment — two First Nations chiefs addressing council for the first timeRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes On Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes On Random Things

December 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

PR: You’re Doing it Wrong Christina Lamey, who is either CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke’s personal spokesperson or the CBRM’s official spokesperson, depending on what day of the week it is, gave a master class in public relations on Wednesday. Proving she is worth every penny of the $75,000 we payRead More