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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 12:27 AM
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In HRM they have integrated groups and an RCMP officer in HRP building. Two senior RCMP officers, including Chief Supt. Wells attend every Board of Police Commissioners meeting.
None of which I would classify as "sharing resources" to the extent that significant financial benefits would result. Sounds more like collaboration to me.

That said, I agree with Waye that it should be located in the downtown Halifax area.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 3:34 AM
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First off, moving all your key institutions to the outskirts is bad planning. It doesn't create walkable livable dense communities. Moving high school and hospitals to the edges is killing rural Nova Scotia main streets.

Second, the Chief says their study of operational needs suggest the near the bridges, either side. I think the operational need trumps cheap land cost.
Would old Dartmouth City Hall be suitable?
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2015, 11:44 PM
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Would old Dartmouth City Hall be suitable?
Would there be enough space?
I'm sure it would need some physical changes to include cells but might work.
I really don't want to see that building go away - I always thought it was kind of a neat little building. Nothing impressive, but just hate to see it going away. I guess to me, losing it would take away from the history of the former city of Dartmouth.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2015, 11:48 PM
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Great - take down the Uniacke Square slums and adjacent crack houses and build it there. Close to the main clientele too.
Can we ban this guy for make such a fucking shit head comment
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Haha Have you ever learned to not pay attention to trolls?
The funniest part is, I used the same line of thinking as him to justify moving it to the old Dartmouth courthouse.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2015, 11:22 PM
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First off, moving all your key institutions to the outskirts is bad planning. It doesn't create walkable livable dense communities. Moving high school and hospitals to the edges is killing rural Nova Scotia main streets.

Second, the Chief says their study of operational needs suggest the near the bridges, either side. I think the operational need trumps cheap land cost.
Thank you, Waye. Exactly.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2015, 11:26 PM
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Bedford or Burnside would be a good site for a new police station, land is cheaper and the HQ does not need to be on the peninsula. Don't know why HRM didn't build alongside the new RCMP HQ and find a way to share resources and save money.
The new hospital in Truro is next to the 102 - better access for surrounding communities. Cobequid medical centre is not in the middle of Sackville but is close to major highways.
Colin, I'm starting realize you're actually a pro-sprawl guy.

You don't like any of the developments in downtown Dartmouth, in fact, don't seem to be supportive of most of the density developments on the peninsular, either.

Whenever a condo seems to be selling downtown, you claim that it's the developer selling to him or herself.

And here you are, advocating moving more essential services out into the middle of nowhere.

Do you have any sense of planning? Density? Or is it... just move everything out into the boondocks because "cheap land!" and pretend that traffic, congestion, and sprawl doesn't exist?

Locating hospitals on suburban highways has got to be one of the all time dumbest things I've seen written on this board in all of my time here.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2015, 10:09 AM
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Locating hospitals on suburban highways has got to be one of the all time dumbest things I've seen written on this board in all of my time here.
One of the saddest ironies might be that "Access Nova Scotia" is no longer in the West End, but all in far flung suburban areas as you mention.

I guess "Access Nova Scotia" isn't so accessible and everybody without a car doesn't matter.

The pendulum will have to swing at some point... poor folks with having cars is a terrible model when gas prices go back up.
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Any updates on the actual Rainnie Drive project?
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Great pics. This is moving along quickly now. Great to see so much development actually underway!
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Welcome back to Halifax Dmajackson, it is good to see your updates again.
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This one really seems to be crawling along. With the amount of work Lead has on the go I wonder if this is suffering from lack of available workers.

Waye Mason hinted at updated renderings a year or so ago, I'd love to see them, this could be a great building.
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Waye Mason hinted at updated renderings a year or so ago, I'd love to see them, this could be a great building.
They have a sales office on Barrington St. with the new renderings in the window. They've ditched the coloured glass.

If no one beats me to it I'll get a photo next time I go by.
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They have a sales office on Barrington St. with the new renderings in the window. They've ditched the coloured glass.

If no one beats me to it I'll get a photo next time I go by.
Awesome, thanks!
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Actually I just stumbled across the building website:

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^Anyone else notice the "views" section is not of Rainnie but rather where Seton Ridge will be located?
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