I would suggest, now that we have this little skirmish out of the
way, that the time is ripe to bring up the pressing need for a new
downtown library in Halifax. (No groans please!).
Lets use the attention this issue has raised to bring up the matter.
There are plans already floating about for a new convention centre in
Halifax and it's time for the HRM Library system to consider
leveraging that interest with the City's need for a distinctive,
spacious and civilized downtown library. This is about community
economic development, leveraged with rich information resources,
education and training supports - to say nothing of culture and
Beat the drum and strike while the fire is hot!
>For those of you who are interested in recent events involving the Halifax
>Regional Library Board, the following has been excerpted from the online
>Chronicle-Herald (Metro, Wednesday, December 3, 2003, p. A5) article by
>Amy Pugsley Fraser, City Hall Reporter.
>HEADLINE/EXCERPT from The Chronicle Herald
Deputy mayor shelves library cut; Stiff opposition gains board reprieve
Leo J. Deveau, M.Ed, MLIS.
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