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Tamitha Oakley is manager of Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. (Jenny Gillis Photo)
Less than two years after Halifax’s clear-garbage-bag rules were established, the municipality is considering adding textiles to its recycling repertoire. It’s a move that Matt Keliher, the municipality’s solid waste manager, says...
A construction site on Spring Garden Road in spring 2017.
The landscape of Halifax’s office market is changing rapidly after a long period of inactivity in the city. More construction cranes, large-scale projects and new office nodes appeared from 2013 to 2016 than had in the previous 20 years. 
Nickoli Roussakov was brought up in Halifax, so when he had established his own web content company, it was imperative he return to where it all started.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport contributes more than $2.7 billion to Nova Scotia's economy.
Peter MacDonald is the very first Nova Scotian that foreign travellers see as they step off the plane at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.  As a Tartan Team volunteer, his job is to greet travellers arriving and departing from...
Halifax Mayor Mike Savage
June 5, 2017 - 12:00am | Mayor Mike Savage
One of the great privileges of being Mayor is the opportunity to see Halifax through the eyes of people who are discovering our city for the first time.  They often remark on the spirit of this place, on our collaborative nature and the clear...
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Premier Stephen McNeil
June 5, 2017 - 12:00am |
Business drives our economy forward, and BOMA plays a vital role in fostering an environment where businesses can thrive. Government is also committed to creating the conditions that help businesses to succeed, so that our province can grow.
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Michael Ewald, President, BOMA Nova Scotia
June 5, 2017 - 12:00am | By Michael Ewald
Welcome to the 2017 edition of SPACES magazine! SPACES brings together a collection of articles covering the latest in trends and news for the commercial real estate industry in Nova Scotia. I hope you and your colleagues enjoy browsing through them.
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For owners and managers of commercial and industrial properties the implications and possibilities of what the Internet of Things brings are enormous.
June 5, 2017 - 12:00am | By KELLY TAYLOR
Most of us have only seen the very beginnings of the Internet of Things. When our cars sense us approaching and light up or we can adjust our homes’ temperature from our smartphones, we’re only taking baby steps into an increasingly...
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An AeroVision Canada drone. AeroVision is based in Beechville, N.S.
June 5, 2017 - 12:00am | By KELLY TAYLOR
Drones are filling a growing number of roles in a variety of industries, from conducting airstrikes on enemy positions to delivering small packages for online retailers, but they also carry some intriguing implications for owners and managers of...
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IKEA's new Dartmouth Crossing location is shown under construction in March.
June 5, 2017 - 12:00am | By James Risdon
Blue panels on the walls of this $100-million development in Dartmouth Crossing clearly identify it as the new Nova Scotia store of the internationally-recognized IKEA brand. On the outside, there’s a lot about this building now going up...
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The facade of the Dutch EU building was made using 3D-printed bioplastic. (DUS Architecture)
June 5, 2017 - 12:00am | By KELLY TAYLOR
The concept is the same, just bigger. Much bigger. When printers started laying down layers of plastic instead of ink, turning out small objects in three dimensions instead of two, it soon became obvious the technology could be scaled up to...
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The Century/Link Centre in Monroe, Louisiana.
May 31, 2016 - 1:26pm |
Let’s imagine the perfect office building of the future. It would know when you’re cold and adjust your corner of the world accordingly. It would know the sun is about to blast through the west wall and darken its glass. It would know...
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A rendering of the new food court, called Terrace, at Halifax Shopping Centre.
May 31, 2016 - 12:58pm |
Coming soon to a shopping centre near you, online shopping in person. What may seem a contradiction is instead a growing trend among shopping centres in North America, as retailers are learning online isn’t the end of in-person shopping but...
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Tom Schuster, left, and Chris Planeta co-founded the Dalhousie Real Estate Association. (Photo: Jenny Gillis)
May 31, 2016 - 12:42pm |
A challenge for many industries is encouraging university students to consider less-than-obvious career paths, especially when the field of study might be exceptionally broad. That can be the case in business administration, where graduates are...
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May 31, 2016 - 12:18pm |
Over the past couple of years, BOMA Nova Scotia has identified transportation as a major issue facing our member companies. The current transportation infrastructure of our city is universally accepted as inadequate and inefficient, and places a...
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A file photo of a portion of Shannon Park in Dartmouth.
May 31, 2016 - 12:02pm |
The redevelopment of Shannon Park, a former residential area for hundreds of military families in Dartmouth, continues to move along the path to a re-established future as a vibrant community. Under the guidance of  Canada Lands Company,...
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Ernst & Young's 'workplace of the future' concept includes non-traditional cubicles with a wave design, lower walls and all the latest technology. (Photo: Jenny Gillis)
May 31, 2016 - 11:39am |
Designing the modern-day office means trying to find the right balance of open and private work spaces. With today’s younger workforce being more mobile and more technology savvy, where they work and how they work also must fit into the...
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May 31, 2016 - 11:31am |
It has been a big year for BOMA’s signature environmental certification program BOMA BEST®. At our national conference BOMEX® last year BOMA Canada launched a new brand for BOMA BEST®, with new certification levels, new...
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Overall, the office vacancy rate in Greater Halifax has increased from 6.0 per cent in Q1 2012 to 15.7 per cent in Q1 2016.
May 31, 2016 - 11:21am |
The Halifax office market has been active and dynamic over the past 12 months; however, commentators have been divided on the overall strength or direction the market is taking. Without question there has been an increasing overall trend in...
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