Just trust us

Just trust us

Originally published in Halifax Magazine, March 2011. Read the original article at HalifaxMag.com When the shotgun wedding that created the Halifax Regional Municipality took effect in 1996, there was a councillor who was a thorn in Mayor Walter Fitzgerald’s side. He had many issues with how council ran, one being…

The guy behind the signature

The guy behind the signature

Originally published in Halifax Magazine, February 2011. Read the original article at HalifaxMag.com   Randall Kennedy is kind of like a Santa Claus for elevators, travelling across the province, visiting each and every elevator on his own and signing the permits that appear inside them. Kennedy doesn’t actually visit every…

Are sports teams worth all the trouble?

Are sports teams worth all the trouble?

Originally published in Metro Canada, June 2010. Read the original article at MetroNews.ca With a strong desire to bring an NHL franchise to cities such as Winnipeg, Quebec City and Hamilton, there is often talk of the economic benefits the teams would bring to the communities. It’s Brad Humphreys’ job…

Where did everybody go?

Where did everybody go?

Originally published in Halifax Magazine, December 2009. Download the original PDF of this article. Halifax is about to face a labour shortage but we can head it off—if we act now. For decades, the Atlantic Canadian lament has been that there are more people than jobs. That’s about to change….

Nolan’s story one of perseverance

Nolan’s story one of perseverance

Originally published in Metro Canada, July 2009. Read the original article at MetroNews.ca Ted Nolan’s first pair of hockey skates were size six, but his feet were size three. This was just one challenge the former NHL player and coach faced during his upbringing on the Garden River Ojibwa First…

Site’s breast intentions

Site’s breast intentions

Originally published in the Chronicle Herald, December 2007. Download the original PDF of this article. N.S. women among thousands using ‘friendship’ page to pay for their implant surgery It might sound like a scam, but the people behind www.myfreeimplants.com say it’s no booby trap. Since its launch in July 2005,…