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A vengeful Mother Nature punished Halifax with more snow, ice pellets and freezing rain.
In response, Halifax decided to collectively call it a day.
In the print version of this news story, it said “a vengeful God.” In reality, it was just some weather.
This shouldn’t be shocking to anybody familiar with the state and age of the buildings on the corner of South Park and Sackville Street, but word from the YMCA Board of Directors and Management team is that they are in planning stages for a new downtown complex alongside CBC/Radio Canada. This is in the early stages and includes about two years of market research, site reviewing and consultation. In what appears to be just the beginning of “a long and multi faceted process”:
Today, we are in the preliminary stages of clearly understanding the potential development opportunities on the joint parcel of land and the implications for a new YMCA. To this end, the YMCA and CBC/Radio Canada will be submitting a joint development application to HRM at the end of January 2009.
There is no need to panic just yet about temporary closures, because the Halifax Regional Municipality still has to hear and approve such a development (up to 18 months away) plus involving the development community and most likely countless consultations. This appears to include South Park YMCA building (built in 1951), the CBC Radio Building and the adjouning parking lots.
Why is The YMCA collaborating with the CBC/Radio Canada?
In addition to being neighbours with joint properties that may have greater potential as one piece of land, The YMCA and CBC share a common mission and mandate to serve the whole community for public good. This shared purpose heightens the potential positive outcome for this community if a collaborative development could take place.
I couldn’t see much talk about this joint venture online, but it looks like $1,642.57 was spent on meetings involving Michel Saint-Cyr, President, Real Estate Division and meetings with CBC Regional Director Andrew Cochran, the YMCA, Halifax Films and Port Authority last August.
Dog back with owner after being found floating in box makes for a bittersweet reunion story.
The whole thing, aside from the tearful reunion of pet and pet lover, is pretty bizarre:
SPCA officials who released the dog said the plywood box was very well-made and included cut-out grooves for a tight fight. The materials used had a picture of a cartoon character similar to Lisa Simpson on it and what looks like “Juggqzo for life.” The dog was wearing a collar.
But the real gold is in the comments on the story which feature my favourite phenomenon, posters who admonish the perpetrator for being sick and cruel and then dream up sick and cruel punishments:
COD from NFLD writes: The person who did this, should have the same thing done to them… only NO RESCUE..
darrell gouthro from calgary, alberta writes: whoever done this should be tortured…nothing but cowards..i’d like to have them in a locked room,with me!
I do not understand these people, but I do appreciate the ironic comedy they produce.
(I am also pretty sure Darrell Gouthro went to my junior high).
And then finally, “Are you there God, it’s me, batshit crazy”:
Just nobody: Anywhere from Sydney, N.S. writes: STRANGE?? Not at all strange ! We’ve had someone in our woods along atv trails here ..setting up barbed wire snares and torturing our wild life slowly to death . Almost a hundred of them I hear! We’ve had someone , pull over to the side of the road and SHOOT a fox with a rifle and CUT OFF it’s tail in broad day light. Strange ?? Then after that , we have someone , make a wooden box and try to sufficate a small domestic dog slowly to death.Strange is it?? Wake up people!! We have a serious problem out there…. where is this nut?? What will he do next?? It appears to me that this person with carpenter skills wants to get caught no?? What’s next. Is there anyone listening?/ God I hope so!!
Note: I apologize for the watermark on the video. If grabbing streams of local media becomes a regular thing, I will spring for the plugin.
Whether or not you are a Will Ferrell fan, you have to admit this is a pretty shitty choice for a remake: