Pioneer Fuels being shopped

BUSINESS COLUMNIST ROGER TAYLOR rtaylor@herald.ca @CH_RogerTaylor   June 27, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald Its too early to tell if Pioneer Fuels in Nova Scotia will be sold, but one thing is certain: its attracting a lot of interest from potential buyers. John Hamilton, the recently appointed CEO of Pioneer Commercial Assets , told me Friday that it is still too soon in the process to know exactly what will happen. First, a strategic review and evaluation will take place to determine the next step, says Hamilton. Pioneer Commercial Assets distributes a total of about 220 million litres of fuel annually,…

Councillor targets building site noise

BRETT BUNDALE HALIFAX CITY HALL bbundale@herald.ca @bbundale June 27, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald A local councillor wants downtown Halifax construction sites to be fenced in with plywood boards to dampen the noise and reduce the dust polluting surrounding streets. Waye Mason (Halifax South Downtown) said chain-link fences arent providing adequate separation between developments and adjacent sidewalks, shops, restaurants and patios. ­Its noisy, dirty and scary,Mason said Thursday. ­Its creating a street-level environment that customers dont want to walk by. He said there are several simple measures developers could take to lessen the negative impact of construction activity on local…

Proposed tunnel could cost HRM taxpayers

BRETT BUNDALE HALIFAX CITY HALL bbundale@herald.ca @bbundale June 26, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald Taxpayers could be on the hook for a multimillion-dollar underground tunnel to help delegates of the new Halifax Convention Centre avoid inclement weather when walking to downtown hotels. Scott Ferguson, president and CEO of Trade Centre Ltd., said the tunnel would connect the new convention centre to the lobby of the current World Trade and Convention Centre and four hotels: the Prince George, Barrington Halifax, Delta Barrington and Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. The new convention centre is part of the half-billion dollar Nova Centre development, which also…

HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTRE – Centre bookings rebound: CEO

BRETT BUNDALE HALIFAX CITY HALL bbundale@herald.ca @bbundale June 26, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald Seven months after announcing that the new Halifax Convention Centre would be delayed a year, Trade Centre Ltd.s president and CEO said the facility is back on track. Scott Ferguson said Thursday that 30 conferences with 24,500 delegates have been booked for the first three years of operations. ­We withstood the disappointment in the delay,said the head of the arms-length provincial Crown corporation.­Weve rebounded. ­Weve got lots of customers champing at the bit to book the facility, and I expect by the end of this year…