Doing the wrong thing at Crescent Beach Sep17

Doing the wrong thing at Crescent Beach

By Parker Peter Barss, who has been campaigning against the province’s plan to excavate 60 truckloads of dunes from Crescent Beach, buttonholed his MLA, Attorney General Mark Furey, at a public event over the weekend: We were at the Petite Rivière Fireman’s Breakfast. He said the work …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Sep14

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of September 6th-13th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 227 (208, 294, 255, 241) *322Sold: 141 (126, 147, 146, 167) *156Sale To Listing Ratio: 62% (61%, 50%, 57%, 69%) *48%Price Changes: 161 (143, 158, 153, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Inviting contractors to pave sand dunes in Canada’s Ocean Playground Sep13

Inviting contractors to pave sand dunes in Canada’s Ocean Playground

By Parker My friend and sometime relative Peter Barss, a resident of West Dublin, Lunenburg County, has been prodding provincial officials about their plan to repave the road along the top of Crescent Beach, three kilometres from his home. The project calls for removing 60 truckloads of sand from the beach’s dune system …read more Source: The...

Must Halifax Council humiliate and punish nicotine addicts? Sep11

Must Halifax Council humiliate and punish nicotine addicts?

By Parker In May of 1989, I spent several days in a Rockport, Maine, hospital watching my mother die of emphysema. It’s an agonizing way to go, like drowning in ultra slow motion. Flora Best Donham was a strong-willed woman who worked as a homemaker, university fundraiser, peace activist, art gallery manager, and …read more Source: The...

Wheelchair activists vindicated—despite our feckless HR Commission Sep06

Wheelchair activists vindicated—despite our feckless HR Commission

By Parker The long quest of five wheelchair activists protesting the province’s discriminatory administration of its Food Safety Regulations ended in victory today, but their marathon trek exemplifies much what’s wrong with Nova Scotia’s torpid, ineffectual Human Rights Commission: The Commission took 770 days to resolve the complaint It twice refused to accept the …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Sep06

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 August 30th – September 6th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 208 (294, 255, 241, 309) *275Sold: 126 (147, 146, 167, 176) *117Sale To Listing Ratio: 61% (50%, 57%, 69%, 57%) *43%Price Changes: 143 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Aug22

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of August 16th – 23rd, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 294 (255, 241, 309, 341) *298Sold: 147 (146, 167, 176, 163) *151Sale To Listing Ratio: 50% (57%, 69%, 57%, 48%) *51%Price Changes: 158 (153, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Smoke from BC forest fires reaches the North Atlantic Aug22

Smoke from BC forest fires reaches the North Atlantic

By Parker Via Cape Breton satellite image guru, Fred Baechler: On August 15, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Suomi NPP satellite picked up smoke from BC forest fires passing over Alberta and Saskatchewan, and heading our way. Cloud cover made the plume difficult to track as it approached the …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Aug16

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

butHalifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of August 9th – 16th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 255 (241, 309, 341, 359) *284Sold: 146 (167, 176, 163, 182) *154Sale To Listing Ratio: 57% (69%, 57%, 48%, 51%) *54%Price Changes: 153 (165, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Journo hubris: Crowing about an oil spill Aug15

Journo hubris: Crowing about an oil spill

By Parker As soon as I read NS Power’s detailed accounting of the August 2 oil spill at its Tuft’s Cove Generating Station, I knew Halifax Examiner editor Tim Bousquet would be crowing about his prediction the spill would turn out to be much larger than …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty. Aug09

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty.

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of August 2nd – 9th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 241 (309, 341, 359, 335) *287Sold: 167 (176, 163, 182, 174) *140Sale To Listing Ratio: 69% (57%, 48%, 51%, 52%) *49%Price Changes: 165 (198, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Halifax Chronicle Herald seeks corrections Aug06

Halifax Chronicle Herald seeks corrections

By Parker Brian Ward, managing editor of the Halifax Chronicle Herald, has asked me to correct two statements about reporter Andrew Rankin in my August 2 post about the fatal prom night car accident in Leitches Creek. Rankin’s one-sided reports falsely portrayed 21-year-old Hayden Laffin as having been drunk …read more Source: The...

There’s a new cafe in Louisbourg. No there isn’t. Yes there is. Aug05

There’s a new cafe in Louisbourg. No there isn’t. Yes there is.

By Parker The Gaslight Cafe recently opened in Louisbourg, prompting this Facebook post from the always enlightening Alicia Penney: “I just saw a road sign for a new cafe in Louisbourg, the Gaslight cafe.” “No, there’s no Gaslight cafe in Louisbourg” “Yeah I just saw the …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Aug03

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of July 26th – August 2nd, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 309 (341, 359, 335, 306) *307Sold: 176 (163, 182, 174, 217) *142Sale To Listing Ratio: 57% (48%, 51%, 52%, 71%) *46%Price Changes: 198 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

CBRM Police lay unexpected charge, deliver epic tongue-lashing to local media Aug03

CBRM Police lay unexpected charge, deliver epic tongue-lashing to local media

By Parker In a sad coda to this morning’s long post about the Leitches Creek accident, CBRM police today charged the driver, Hayden Laffin, with the completely unexpected charge of “attempting to obstruct justice in connection with circumstances following the collision.” Details are sketchy because police have not yet …read more Source: The...

What really led to that Leitches Creek accident Aug02

What really led to that Leitches Creek accident

By Parker By now you’ve heard the story many times. Early on the morning of Sunday, June 10, Cape Breton Regional Police were struggling to control a raucous prom party that drew 500 young people to a home in Leitches Creek, a rural district about 10 km. outside North Sydney. At 3 …read more Source: The...

New Listing Alert!! Jul27

New Listing Alert!!

84 Rochdale Place​Bedford, NS Nestled in the heart of The Ravines, you will find this stunning executive bungalow situated on one of the best lots in the neighbourhood, with panoramic views of the Bedford basin! Greeted by the massive …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Jul26

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of July 19th – 26th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 341 (359, 335, 306, 332) *305Sold: 163 (182, 174, 217, 189) *167Sale To Listing Ratio: 48% (51%, 52%, 71%, 57%) *55%Price Changes: 201 (249, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Jul12

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of July 5th – 12th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 359 (335, 306, 332, 348) *360Sold: 182 (174, 217, 189, 182) *164Sale To Listing Ratio: 51% (52%, 71%, 57%, 52%) *46%Price Changes: 249 (206, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Tosspots, wraprascals, and Tuesday’s word of the day, makebate Jul10

Tosspots, wraprascals, and Tuesday’s word of the day, makebate

By Parker The editors at Dictionary.com describe Tuesday’s Word-of-the-Day, makebate (someone who causes contention or discord), as “archaic,” but we suspect they would welcome its resurrection, what with the rise of internet trolls and all. Makebate’s unexpected appearance in my inbox gave my heart a lift. It …read more Source: The...