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Chronicle Herald, Sat. Jun 19 - 4:54 AM
Boosters of new trade centre crash news conference By BILL POWER Business Reporter
The gloves came off Friday in the debate over new convention centre for Halifax.
A news conference put on by the Coalition to Save the View came to a barroom brawl-style conclusion when boosters of a new convention centre crashed the event and took verbal jabs at talk of renovating the existing facility. Coalition supporters punched back with statistics....more


COAST MAGAZINE - APRIL 1, 2010
The convention centre rescue plan - Downtown is struggling. But is a publicly funded convention centre the best way to help?
by Tim Bousquet
If you doubt these are topsy-turvy times, consider that mayor Peter Kelly is now held up as Halifax's foremost example of clear thinking. Building a new convention centre in downtown Halifax is a "no-brainer," Kelly told a daily newspaper last week, and the comment was placed in a headline on the front page and plastered about town in several hundred boxes. ...more


Chronicle Herald, Mar 27, 2010,
Convention centre: now we're talking  by RALPH SURETTE
THERE, THAT'S BETTER. We're talking openly at last about the proposed new convention centre for Halifax. Better yet, Premier Dexter assures us that he wants "the right business case'' and  to make a decision "on the basis of fact and an actual proposal'" ...more


Chronicle Herald, Mar 24, 2010
New convention centre: Dexter takes right tack
DEBATE over a new convention centre for Halifax is heating up, as if in a convection oven. But Darrell Dexter is playing it cool. ...more


Chronicle Herald 'Boondoggle' woud block view By BILL POWER Business Reporter
A GROUP FIGHTING to protect the view from Citadel Hill wants the province to abandon a proposed $100-million investment in a replacement for the World Trade and Convention Centre.
"It’s like investing in a race horse that is past its prime,...more


The convention centre illusion: We need to talk by RALPH SURETTE
The Chronicle Herald Sat. Mar 13
WHOA. About this proposed convention centre in downtown Halifax that could cost $100 million in taxpayer dollars (more, if experience elsewhere serves): We need to talk, fast. ...more


"Conventional approach to business" ROGER TAYLOR Business Columnist, The Chronicle Herald Feb 23-10
ROD CAMERON may not be expecting it, but the convention centre expert from Vancouver is likely to become a focal point for an anti-P3 campaign in Halifax this week.... more


"NDP gets its bell rung" RALPH SURETTE, Chronicle Herald Feb 20-10
A broad coalition is fighting a MacDonald-era plan for a new convention centre in downtown Halifax. They’ve appealed to the auditor general more...


Abandon P3 model - CUPE Nova Scotia tells Dexter Government Feb 19, 2010 (Halifax) - The president of CUPE Nova Scotia is calling on the Dexter government to abandon Public Private Partnerships, commonly referred to as ‘P3s’...more


"An ill wind building - Proposed highrise for downtown Halifax could create unfavourable gusts" By CHRIS LAMBIE Herald Business Editor, Feb-17-10
NEW DEVELOPMENTS proposed for downtown Halifax could make for some windy walking. "Large buildings can impact more...


Voice of the People, Sunday Herald, Oct '09


Group Fights for View, Chronicle Herald, Sept 20, 2009


Save the View coalition again raising its voice MetroNews.ca, Sept 22, 2009


Alan Ruffman - Comments on HRM by Design," Voice of the People" section in the Chronicle Herald, June 3, 2009


Scrapping Skyscrapers - Tall buildings being good for the environment may be all wrong by Chris Benjamin in The Coast - April 10 2008


October 3, 2009 HRM goes to Sweden:  Who will learn what from whom? The Chronicle-Herald, Larry Hughe


October 3, 2009 Convention centre awaits N.S. cash The Chronicle Herald, by the Canadian Press and PATRICIA BROOKS ARENBURG Staff Reporter


September 28, 2009 Chronicle Herald Voice of the People (HTML) or


Comments on HRM by Design," Voice of the People" section in the Chronicle Herald, June 3, 2009 by Alan Ruffman



The Trouble with High Rises, From Alternative Magazine Volume 34 Number 1 - 2008, by Edmund P. Fowler

Well-Greased Machine Under Fire - MetroNews.ca, May 6, 2009


Scrapping Skyscrapers - Tall buildings being good for the environment may be all wrong by Chris Benjamin in The Coast - April 10 2008

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