By Andrew Macdonald Rick Emberley is the founder of BoomersPlus, which links retired business professionals with the needs of the corporate world — a matchmaker if you will. Well known in the Halifax and Atlantic Canada business community, Emberley is pushing into a...
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By Andrew Macdonald To get a handle on the office furnishings trends a year after the pandemic took hold, I caught up to Jim Mills, co-owner and founder of Office Interiors. The 30-year-old outfit is based in Burnside and has showrooms across the Maritimes. Last...
Exclusive: Development Alert: Diane Campbell’s Berkley Seniors Entity Lists Landmark On Green Street In HFX Southend
By Andrew Macdonald Andrew Cranmer, of brokerage firm CBRE, is on the job listing a seniors’ assisted living compound in Halifax Southend. The purchase and sales price is not being disclosed, ostensibly to drum up bids and offers on a landmark on Green Street. It is...
Exclusive: Development: Jim Spatz Reveals High Rise Plans For Former MT&T Building Adjacent Pavilion Condos
By Andrew Macdonald Pavilion condo developer Jim Spatz last year bought the former MT&T building on Sackville Street, a two-storey structure designed by Andrew Cobb and erected in the 1920s. The building is sandwiched between the Pavilion condos and the Garrison...
By Andrew Macdonald Nova Scotia Nature Trust has named a fundraising team for an ambitious campaign called Twice the Wild as it gears up to protect more nature reserves in the province. With a well known group of business leaders doing the financial ask, the...
By Corey Leblanc ANTIGONISH - Dr. Bailey Gerrits is preparing for her return to Canada's East Coast. A couple of years ago, the born-and-raised Albertan visited the province for her first and, so far, only time. She and her partner enjoyed a memorable camping vacation...
By Andrew Macdonald The Halifax Port Authority emerged from the pandemic year 2020 in relatively strong financial shape. The authority this week released its Grant Thornton audited financial statements, which show despite many business challenges to its bottom line,...
Halifax Port: Finance VP Paul MacIsaac Proud Of Port’s 2020 Performance – Port Stayed Open During Pandemic
By Andrew Macdonald In 1992, Queen Elizabeth II termed the year “horribilis annum” - but that is not the case with the financial performance of the Port of Halifax. In our Notebook Journalism Deep Dive, we go all out on the Halifax port - and its just-released...
By Andrew Macdonald Tom Hayes, the chair of the Port of Halifax, says there were bonuses in 2020 to port authority staffers. “Executive compensation for the Halifax Port Authority is determined in accordance with contract provisions and includes a combination of base...
Exclusive: Halifax Port Releases Total Sums It Is Paid for Leases – The Bulk Of The $22M payments come from the container terminals
By Andrew Macdonald The Port of Halifax emerged from the pandemic year 2020 in relatively strong shape financially and with its circa 80 employees intact - without a single job loss. This week auditor Grant Thornton released the Halifax Port Authority financials. The...
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