The people behind the “community road train” in downtown Halifax have met the requirements to get funding from the municipality. Dennis Campbell of Ambassatours, which also owns Murphy’s On the Water, approached council with the idea, aimed at making it easier for tourists to navigate the construction downtown. It’s been up and running since June. Campbell asked for $120,000 in municipal funding for the vehicle – $50,000 this year, $40,000 next year, and $30,000 the year after.
A Halifax regional councillor apologized to a municipal staffer during a meeting on Tuesday after he appeared to call for his job. Councillors were debating a motion about multi-year budget planning on Tuesday when Coun. Shawn Cleary took issue with language in a report that he felt aimed to reduce council’s oversight.
Frustrated they can’t do it themselves, Halifax regional councillors voted on Tuesday to ask the province to outlaw loud exhaust mufflers on vehicles. Several councillors talked about constant complaints from constituents about noisy mufflers on Tuesday, and asked staff what they could do about it without the province’s help. The answer: nothing. “So once again we have to go with hat in hand to the province, and ask mommy and daddy for permission to make our lives better,” Coun. Lisa Blackburn said.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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