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...

Premier McNeil: Stop dodging the health care debate Feb04

Premier McNeil: Stop dodging the health care debate

By Parker On Friday, the Nova Scotia Health Board quietly released the following statement: Glace Bay Hospital’s emergency department will close today at 4:00 p.m., reopening Monday Feb 18 at 7:00 a.m. That’s a 17-day closure, during which Glace Bay residents experiencing medical emergencies will have to travel 23 kilometers to the Cape Breton …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Jan31

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 23rd – January 31st, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 175 (193, 220, 223) *199Sold: 94 (92, 72, 64) *123Sale To Listing Ratio: 54% (48%, 33%, 29%) *62%Price Changes: 75 (61, 90, 86) …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Jan24

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 17th – January 23rd, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 193 (220, 223) *263Sold: 92 (72, 64) *78Sale To Listing Ratio: 48% (33%, 29%) *30%Price Changes: 61 (90, 86) *116Listings that went conditional/pending: …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Jan17

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 10th – January 17th, 2019 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 220 (223) *263Sold: 72 (64) *78Sale To Listing Ratio: 33% (29%) *30%Price Changes: 90 (86) *116Listings that went conditional/pending: 122 (105) *139Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Over 60 actions organized internationally in response to police raid of Wet'suwet'en Jan12

Over 60 actions organized internationally in response to police raid of Wet'suwet'en

By David Gray-Donald …read more Source: Halifax Media...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Jan10

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 3rd – January 10th, 2019 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 223 () *151Sold: 64 () *55Sale To Listing Ratio: 29% () *36%Price Changes: 86 () *93Listings that went conditional/pending: 105 () *77Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! The Halifax Real Estate Blog Presents the 2018 Market Year in Review, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Jan07

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! The Halifax Real Estate Blog Presents the 2018 Market Year in Review, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty

Come along as we explore some of the market variables that certainly made 2018 a year to remember! As far as the average sales numbers go, you won’t be clutching the edge of your seat in anticipation of how it reported …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Dec20

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 December 13th – December 20th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 133 (148, 146, 147, 167) *141Sold: 91 (113, 114, 98, 104) *112Sale To Listing Ratio: 68% (76%, 78%, 67%, 62%) *79%Price Changes: 44 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Dec13

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of December 6th – December 13th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 148 (146, 147, 167, 202) *160Sold: 113 (114, 98, 104, 99) *96Sale To Listing Ratio: 76% (78%, 67%, 62%, 49%) *43%Price Changes: 107 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Dec06

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 November 29th – December 6th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 146 (147, 167, 202, 268) *246Sold: 114 (98, 104, 99, 111) *116Sale To Listing Ratio: 78% (67%, 62%, 49%, 41%) *47%Price Changes: 76 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The ghost of sea level rise yet to come Nov30

The ghost of sea level rise yet to come

By Parker “Today’s high winds out of the north created quite a storm surge along the southern shore of the Bras d’Or Lake,” writes hydrologist Fred Baechler. “Winds at the Johnstown [weather] station showing sustained at 20 to 30 km/hr, with lot of gusts in the 70 to 80 km/hr range, since …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Nov29

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 November 23rd – 29th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 147 (167, 202, 268, 233) *191Sold: 98 (104, 99, 111, 121) *134Sale To Listing Ratio: 67% (62%, 49%, 41%, 50%) *70%Price Changes: 73 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Nalcor didn’t hoodwink the UARB into approving the Maritime Link Nov27

Nalcor didn’t hoodwink the UARB into approving the Maritime Link

By Parker Don’t be too quick to believe promoters of the Muskrat Falls Hydro Project hoodwinked the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board into approving Emera’s role in the controversial project. Nalcor executive Gilbert Bennett told the Muskrat Falls Inquiry yesterday the company deliberately low-balled cost estimates to help Emera win NSUARB approval …read more Source: The...