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Sunday Edition, Below
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Extra! Extra! Ultimate Power Couple Seeks Butler For Swish HFX Condo & Chester Cottage-Mansion: A Dream Post For The Lucky Job Seeker
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We Get Mail: Reader Writes In From Chester Back Harbour: On Reports Of Americans Not Self-Isolating
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We Get Mail: Reader Writes Mansion At South Park/Rhuland Charming
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Alison Strachan This Week: A Very Berry Fabulous Recipe
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Real Estate In A Pandemic: Sandra Bryant Is Firing On All Cylinders
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Sandra Bryant Had A Ready Made Seller & Buyer In Her Realtor Database For 1029 South Park Street Deal
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Halifax’s Tristan Mills Chats On Airbnb Trends In The City’s Downtown Core In A Pandemic
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NS South Shore’s Jay Hiltz Chats On Airbnb Trends In A Pandemic
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A Chat With Kings Journalism Prof Kim Kierans, Named To Panel Designed To Right Size Newspaper Industry In Canada
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Ryerson’s Journalism Project: The Impact Of COVID On Canadian Media Outlets – Two Thousand Journalists Laid Off; Print Publications Suspend Or Permanently Killed Off
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Saturday Edition, Below
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Desmond Inquiry lawyer Adam Rodgers: ‘McNeil Government’s Northwood Review Does Not Inspire Confidence – Public Inquiry Would Have More Weight’
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As Tales Of Visiting Americans In Nova Scotia Failing To Self-Isolate Grow, Premier Stephen McNeil & Tim Houston Address This Alarming File
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MacPolitics: NDP Chief Gary Burrill Wades In On Tim Houston Giving ‘Ice’ To The Notebook
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MacPolitics: The 2018 Notebook Story That Resulted In Tim Houston Giving Us The Cold Shoulder
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Halifax’s Ross Jefferson: Demand For Hotel Rooms Exists, Five Projects On The Books For Metro Halifax
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Keeping Tourism Local: ‘The Heart. Soul. Halifax!’ Campaign Aims To Get Haligonians To Explore Their City
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Development: Szulewicz Brothers Buy Prime Corner At South Park & Rhuland Streets
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Development: How The Szulewicz Brothers Paid Close To Asking Price For South Park & Rhuland Property
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Development: Szulewicz Brothers With Strong Bonds In A Halifax Rental Market That Remains Strong
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Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup’s Questions: The NSLC Response From Bev Ware
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MacPolitics: NDP’s Gary Burrill Says McNeil Review At Northwood Falls Short Of Public Inquiry Into Nursing Home Deaths
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MacPolitics: Northwood Covid-19 Stats & Figures, The McNeil Government Review Mandate
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A Maritime Moment: Fishing Harbours Offer Artistic Scenery
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Cottage Life Encore: Perfect Apps For Cottage, Boating, Camping & Golfing
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The Summer Soundtrack: The Rankin Family’s ‘Gillis Mountain’ Takes Me Back To A Time Of Passage
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The Class of 2020: Royden Trainor Addresses Grade 12 Grads; Pandemic Gives New Meaning To Marty Robbins Classic ‘A White Sports Coat & A Pink Carnation’
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Wednesday Edition, Below
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When The Soundtrack Turns To Songs Celebrating Our Great Nation, Songs By Stompin’ Tom & Roger Whittaker Celebrate The Good In Canada
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Monday Edition, Below
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Sunday Edition, Below
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Halifax Port: Attention Captain Gray, Lawyer John Young Should Be Top Of Mind For New Port-Community Liaison Committee
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Carl Potter’s Biz Empire Successes The Result Of Hiring Staffers Who Are Even Smarter Than He Is – A Strategy That Has Led Potter To Dominate Multiple Industries

Carl Potter’s Biz Empire Successes The Result Of Hiring Staffers Who Are Even Smarter Than He Is – A Strategy That Has Led Potter To Dominate Multiple Industries

Carl Potter is lately in The Notebook news cycle.

As incredible as it seems, Potter, the founder and proprietor of the region’s largest road builder, Dexter Construction, went up against the biggest global road builders on the planet  – and he bested giants with his sharper bidding pencil, leaving  behemoth contractors from France & Spain in the dust, when he was awarded the lucrative $300 million 104 HWY twinning work last Thursday.

Over my lifetime, I have met many legendary road builders and also the great engineers employed with the NS Highways department.

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Cabot Links Airport: Port Hawkesbury Seeks Indigenous Partners To Take 51% Stake In Regional Airport

Cabot Links Airport: Port Hawkesbury Seeks Indigenous Partners To Take 51% Stake In Regional Airport

Perhaps in an effort to ward off taxpayer funded development of a competing airport in nearby Inverness to serve Cabot Links Golf Resort, there is a new move to entice a First Nations body to take majority ownership in the regional airport at Port Hastings.

A First Nation majority ownership would make it more difficult for governments to grant tax dollars to a competing airport in Inverness because it would adversely affect the First Nation’s financial position.

This story was first reported months ago in a news scoop in The Notebook, when the idea was floated of an Indigenous body taking 51 per cent major equity in the Allan J. MacEachen Regional Airport in Port Hastings. Port Hawkesbury currently holds the deed to the facility.

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