The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Mar21

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of March 14th – March 21st, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 260 (251, 330, 189, 218) *295Sold: 139 (146, 126, 111, 129) *114Sale To Listing Ratio: 55% (58%, 38%, 59%, 59%) *39%Price Changes: 69 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Mar07

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of February – March 7th 28th, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 330 (189, 218, 248, 250) *365Sold: 126 (111, 129, 114, 119) *135Sale To Listing Ratio: 38% (59%, 59%, 46%, 48%) *37%Price Changes: 100 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Human Rights Commissioner Walter Thompson slams the door on 1,500 intellectually challenged Nova Scotians Mar05

Human Rights Commissioner Walter Thompson slams the door on 1,500 intellectually challenged Nova Scotians

By Parker “If I am speaking from a position of privilege and am ‘un-woke,’ then so be it.” Acting as a one-man Human Rights Commission board of inquiry, Halifax Lawyer Walter Thompson ruled Monday the province discriminated against three Nova Scotians with intellectual disabilities by housing them in a locked, fenced unit of …read more Source: The...

Apoplectic pundits, a formidable Attorney General, and a falsely convicted Native teen Mar04

Apoplectic pundits, a formidable Attorney General, and a falsely convicted Native teen

By Parker Oh my, but Canada’s punditocracy is in high dudgeon. In a piece titled, “The moral catastrophe of Justin Trudeau,” Maclean’s columnist Paul Wells, the recidivist biographer of Stephen Harper, decried “a sickeningly smug protection racket whose participants must have been astonished when [Jody Wilson-Raybould] refused to play along.” In …read more Source: The...

Why can’t this Dollarama cashier fix my teeth? Mar04

Why can’t this Dollarama cashier fix my teeth?

By Parker You may have heard that last fall, and again in January, Cape Breton University experienced a dramatic influx of international students. Of its 4,932 total enrollment, 2,643 (54 percent) now come from outside Canada—probably the highest percentage of any university in Canada. Once an …read more Source: The...

Visualizing that 2015 Air Canada crash at YHZ Mar04

Visualizing that 2015 Air Canada crash at YHZ

By Parker On March 29, 2015, Air Canada Flight 624 from Toronto crashed at Stanfield Airport. Airport officials initially euphemized the incident as a “hard landing”—one that snapped off the nose cone, caused the Airbus 320 to be written off, and sent 25 passengers …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Feb28

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of February 21st – February 28th, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 189 (218, 248, 250, 175) *325Sold: 111 (129, 114, 119, 94) *129Sale To Listing Ratio: 59% (59%, 46%, 48%, 54%) *40%Price Changes: 82 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Activists kill a roundabout, ensuring more pollution and more pedestrian injuries Feb26

Activists kill a roundabout, ensuring more pollution and more pedestrian injuries

By Parker Ideologues in the active transportation movement scored a big win Friday when Halifax city staff agreed to ditch one of two roundabouts proposed for the Cogswell redesign. The 90-percent design that goes to Council for approval Tuesday accepts a consultant’s recommendation to replace the …read more Source: The...

Charlie Phillips made an impact on friends—and Nova Scotia history Feb25

Charlie Phillips made an impact on friends—and Nova Scotia history

By Parker Encounters with Charlie Phillips, the singular Halifax folk musician who died over the weekend, left me with a smile on my face and fresh insights to puzzle over. Charlie played in a succession of lightly employed jug bands, folk groups, and blues ensembles. His musical career was only marginally profitable, but …read more Source: The...

Dark dark horse Feb25

Dark dark horse

By Parker With so much eagerness to drum Trump out of office, so many candidates for the Democratic nomination, and no clear front runner, what say you to the progressive, 37-year-old, gay mayor of a mid-western city with barely 100,000 people—a man with an unpronounceable last name—as the Democratic nominee? Peter Buttigieg (pronounced, …read more Source: The...

Weather forecasts as click bait Feb25

Weather forecasts as click bait

By Parker Say no more. The post Weather forecasts as click bait appeared first on Contrarian. …read more Source: The...

Barbarians at The Scotties’ gate Feb22

Barbarians at The Scotties’ gate

By Parker An interloper at Sydney’s Centre 200. (H/T: Nicole Morrison) The post Barbarians at The Scotties’ gate appeared first on Contrarian. …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Feb21

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of February 14th – February 21st, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 218 (248, 250, 175, 193) *240Sold: 129 (114, 119, 94, 92) *105Sale To Listing Ratio: 59% (46%, 48%, 54%, 48%) *44%Price Changes: 81 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Reader comment: How humans perceive pressure Feb20

Reader comment: How humans perceive pressure

By Parker Ian Thompson writes: Like wind chill, each of us experiences “pressure” differently. Butts may have issued a “full-throated denial” and, in his mind, was undoubtedly speaking honestly. But the minister, I believe, experienced something quite different. To paraphrase Peter Barss, how an individual perceives pressure cannot …read more Source: The...

Kicking Butts Feb19

Kicking Butts

By Parker I’ve had a few fleeting text message conversations with Gerry Butts, who resigned yesterday as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mostly we chatted about his aunt and political mentor, the late Sister Peggy Butts, a Liberal stalwart who was variously principal of Holy Angels High …read more Source: The...

Hey forecasters: nix “wind chill.” Give us real temperatures Feb19

Hey forecasters: nix “wind chill.” Give us real temperatures

By Parker In a letter to CBC Nova Scotia’s Information Morning, West Dublin listener Peter made a plea dear to Contrarian’s heart: The formulas for calculating “wind chill” have the appearance of real science. In reality, they have little to do with science, and no useful meaning—other than to dramatize weather forecasting. Various wind …read more Source: The...

Andrew Scheer goes to Windsor Feb19

Andrew Scheer goes to Windsor

By Parker I drove out to Windsor last week to hear the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada address supporters in Kings-Hants, a riding he’d like to reclaim from the Liberals in light of Scott Brison’s resignation. (Brison originally won it as a Conservative, then crossed the floor. Tories held it …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Feb14

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of February 7th – February 14th, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 248 (250, 175, 193, 220) *276Sold: 114 (119, 94, 92, 72) *99Sale To Listing Ratio: 46% (48%, 54%, 48%, 33%) *36%Price Changes: 80 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Reporter as inquisitor: Wapo’s Annie Linsky v. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Feb11

Reporter as inquisitor: Wapo’s Annie Linsky v. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

By Parker Last week, US Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren tried to end the controversy that has dogged her for claiming—truthfully—that she has Native American ancestors. She called Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, and apologized for taking a DNA test to support her claim. Critics …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Feb07

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of January 31st – February 7th, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 250 (175, 193, 220, 223) *289Sold: 119 (94, 92, 72, 64) *101Sale To Listing Ratio: 48% (54%, 48%, 33%, 29%) *35%Price Changes: 103 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...