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Old Posted Sep 20, 2016, 11:30 AM
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Think of the land that would free up for development.... it may not be a bad idea and would free up all the heavy traffic on the peninsula.
I wonder if there would be some cost advantages of not needing to remediate the oil refinery site. Just pave it over and put a port on top. Is that a kosher thing to do? Any environmental engineers in the house?
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I wonder if there would be some cost advantages of not needing to remediate the oil refinery site. Just pave it over and put a port on top. Is that a kosher thing to do? Any environmental engineers in the house?
Probably a good way to keep all those petrochemicals out from leaching out of the ground into the water table. Put a cap over the soil then pave over that.

I have mentioned this a while ago, but 20 years ago a prominent local engineer who did a lot of work with the Port showed me a large artist's conception of the Halterm site re-purposed into residential and light commercial. Looked like Marina Del Rey transplanted to Halifax. Would be fabulous and makes a lot of sense, as long as they reserve a ROW for the new bridge/tunnel across the harbour we will eventually need.
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Stats are out for the first quarter for the Halifax port. Hopefully this upward trend will continue for many more years.

(source: http://portofhalifax.ca/cargo/statistics/ )

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They need to get those Q1 cruise ship passenger numbers up! All those people wasting their time going to the Bahamas in February when they could be visiting Halifax.
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They need to get those Q1 cruise ship passenger numbers up! All those people wasting their time going to the Bahamas in February when they could be visiting Halifax.
I wonder if they will ever get a ship to home port in
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