Post Tagged with: "Dalian"

It’s an Ill Wind That Blows Nobody Any Good

It’s an Ill Wind That Blows Nobody Any Good

April 26, 2023 at 12:21 pm

During the first era of Albert Barbusci’s “Novaporte” scheme, one I have come to think of as the “Sino” era, China was going to be key to everything: China was going to finance, build and operate a deep-water terminal for ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) in Sydney Harbour. This gave certainRead More

FOIPOP Findings: Dear China…

FOIPOP Findings: Dear China…

February 3, 2021 at 11:17 am

Remember CBRM’s sister city, the Chinese port city of Dalian? I don’t blame you if you’ve forgotten, the relationship never really amounted to much and we basically stopped talking about it after our sister city (population: 6 million) sentenced a Canadian to death in 2019. But back in December 2015,Read More

Port of Sydney Spending or: The Greenfield Site Is Eroding

Port of Sydney Spending or: The Greenfield Site Is Eroding

May 9, 2018 at 11:38 am

Back in April 2017, the Spectator asked the Port of Sydney Development Corporation for a breakdown of spending from its so-called Assumption Fund. The Assumption Fund is a trust fund containing moniesĀ (about $2.5 million originally) left over from the 2012 Sydney harbor dredge, a $37 million project funded by threeRead More

Transparency in Action: Destination Cape Breton Association

Transparency in Action: Destination Cape Breton Association

February 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Transparency is so rare in Nova Scotia that most people recognize it only by its absence. Our region is home to a number of organizations that rely largely (if not entirely) on public money and yet are not in the least accountable to the public. To me, they’re like bigRead More