Urbanite 
Member since Mar 5, 2009


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Re: “Concerts rouse a city on the Common

I use the Commons daily, year round. I initially was a fan of the concerts; I had a great time enjoying The Stones from my nearby house and I liked the idea of having outdoor concerts in the city. I liked the concept. Since The Stones, I have lost my enthusiasm. Contrary to HRMs PR newsletter that was left in neighbourhood mailboxes recently, the Commons has never been restored to its original pre-concert state. The sod (The Stones), then grass (Keith Urban) has never thoroughly taken; there are bald spots throughout and once again, the mangy grass will be destroyed and possibly replaced with a mud field. The nasty smell of animal based fertilizers used after the concert last year was around for weeks, only to entertain our noses once again in the spring as the snow melted (no, that wasn't thawing dog shit, as a city official claimed). It has taken until now for the Common to look reasonable again, albeit a tad beaten and the smell is gone. Do these concerts, of such a scale, really have to happen in an area that is used daily, year round by the residents of the Halifax, especially in the summer? Is there not a more ideal location nearby, but not so urban and disruptive? I've lived in Halifax for almost 15 years and I'm starting to feel that City Council is more interested in what people THINK of the city from the outside and not so concerned about the quality of daily life for those who live here.

Posted by Urbanite on 07/10/2009 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Saving Brindi

Sorry...those animal bylaws are there to protect people and their animals from aggressive dogs. The owner lost her animal-owning rights a few times over. I feel for the poor animal that has been dealt more than one lousy owner, but I think the city is right in this case. I wouldn't want my law-abiding (smile) pooch or my young child anywhere near this dog or its owner due to discipline problems.

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Posted by Urbanite on 03/05/2009 at 6:25 PM

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