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first_imgBusiness | Juneau | Local Government | TourismWaterfront land swap negotiations continue as city reviews passenger fee rulingDecember 20, 2018 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:The Archipelago Lot sits between the downtown library and Pier 49 on South Franklin Street. The proposed land exchange would see the tidelands decked over to create a pedestrian plaza and bus staging area. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)The city hopes a proposed land exchange with the owner of a waterfront property on South Franklin Street will help mitigate the impact of continued growth in the number of cruise ship passengers visiting Juneau each year.But a recent ruling in the lawsuit brought by the cruise ship industry may complicate how the city pays for the project.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/12/19waterfront.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.According to City Manager Rorie Watt, the costs are big for waterfront development in Juneau.The $900,000 land exchange being proposed is no different.“That’s what it would cost to provide these services, that we would not do but for the need to serve those ships and their growing footprint,” Watt explained at a committee meeting in November.Juneau expects 1.3 million cruise ship passengers to visit in 2019 — that’s about 1,500 more passengers per day compared to this past year.“In terms of elbow room, for that number of people, you need a lot of space,” Watt said at the meeting.That’s why a public-private partnership between the city and former Juneau Empire owner Morris Communications is being billed as an opportunity to address summertime crowding along the cruise ship docks.Morris owns the vacant lot known as the Archipelago Lot used by seasonal food stands next to the downtown library. The proposed deal would see the city buy the tidelands between the lot and the Seawalk and a parcel just south next door to Pier 49.In return, Morris would get a section of city property along South Franklin Street.This visual concept of the Archipelago Lot shows the proposed new subdivision line andproperties to be sold and purchased by Morris Communications and CBJ. (Image courtesy of the City and Borough of Juneau)The city wants to deck over the tidelands to create more space for pedestrian traffic and bus staging. Estimates put the total cost at $23 million with a two-year construction period.Allen Grinalds, Morris’ real estate director, said the company could have decided to develop its lot independently but wanted to explore a partnership because of the potential benefits to both parties.“I think the idea, though, is through cooperation and communication between the two developments, we can do something that’s really impactful,” Grinalds said.Morris plans to build a mix of retail, food and beverage options on their lot with an open concept to allow foot traffic to flow easily from the street to the Seawalk. They will put off construction on the lot for a full year while the city builds its deck.But before the city can move forward, it has to figure out where the funding for the project will come from. The plan has been to use a combination of local funds and tax revenue collected from cruise ships and passengers.But earlier this month, a federal judge ruled the city must spend marine passenger fee revenue in a way that directly benefits the cruise ships. That amounts to about $8 million annually which the city has been using to pay for things like crossing guards and public bathrooms.Watt said the ruling was relatively clear, but now the city needs to figure out exactly how to apply the ruling in a way that allows them to to continue providing needed services for tourists.“In my mind, it’s a bit of a mechanical problem: How do we fund these services that everybody needs?” Watt said this week. “Nobody’s saying, ‘Don’t do these things that have made us a successful port that we are.’”Another part of the proposed deal includes an optional “right to object” clause. That would give Morris the ability to block any addition on the city’s portion of the land that directly competes with their businesses.In exchange, the city would pay almost $200,000 less for the land.Grinalds said Morris just wants to protect their business interests.“The takeaway from that is simply that, anything that’s going to be good for the city is probably good for the development, and we’ll probably be the biggest cheerleader for that,” Grinalds said.At Monday’s meeting, the Juneau Assembly tabled a funding ordinance and a budget transfer related for the project.The purchase and sale agreement will be introduced at its next meeting on Jan. 7.They’ll hold a public hearing at the following meeting on Jan. 28, when the Assembly will also review funds transfers.Share this story:last_img read more

first_img Premium subscriber LOGIN << Go back Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Your Password By Alessandro Pasetti 04/05/2020 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Here’s just a quick and dirty update about XPO Logistics following disclosure of the appointment of Kevin Sterling as Vice President, Strategy and ahead of its Q1 ’20 results, which will be released after the US markets close today – with estimates, incidentally, having pencilled in a 15.7% drop in earnings per share on falling revenues.You may well be excused if, for a moment, you forgot that XPO is a 3PL rather than a bank or a financial institution of some ... Please Login Email* New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email* Password* LOGIN Resetlast_img read more

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite Related news “At AGF we believe that the floating-rate market provides great opportunities for Canadian investors, especially with uncertainty in interest rates and the need to diversify income investments,” says Blake Goldring, chairman and CEO of Toronto-based AGF. “We are pleased to partner with Eaton Vance, a firm that brings extensive experience and a proven track record in loan investing to the Canadian market.” Eaton Vance Global Natural Resources Fund is being offered in the U.S. by Eaton Vance and sub-advised by AGF Investments America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AGF. With over two decades of experience, the fund is led by Robert Lyon and the AGF Global Resources team. The fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equity and equity-related securities of companies around the world engaged in the development, production or distribution of natural resource-related products and services. The fund will employ a top-down approach to asset and sector allocation and individual stock selection. Keywords Fund launchesCompanies AGF Management Ltd. IE Staff Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF BMO to launch six new mutual funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media AGF Management Ltd. (TSX:AGF.B) and Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) Wednesday announced the launch of two new mutual funds in Canada and the U.S. that combine the investment management and distribution strengths of the two organizations. AGF Floating Rate Income Fund is being offered in Canada by AGF Investments and sub-advised by Eaton Vance Management (EVM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston-based Eaton Vance. The fund is managed by Scott Page, head of EVM’s bank loan investment group, and Craig Russ, director of bank loan research. EVM is one of the world’s largest and most experienced investors in floating-rate bank loans, with $24.7 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2012 and a history of bank loan investing dating back to 1989. The fund seeks to earn high levels of current income by investing primarily in floating-rate senior loans and other floating-rate debt securities of companies domiciled in the U.S. read more

first_img Alberta cannot borrow so much money that it exceeds 15% of its gross domestic product. Finance Minister Joe Ceci says that 15% limit is critical to ensure that future generations of Albertans are not saddled with crippling debt. Premier Rachel Notley’s government has ramped up infrastructure spending to $34 billion over the next five years, despite the low price of oil. That spending was based on benchmark oil being at $50 a barrel, but right now it’s wallowing below $30 a barrel. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial Canadian Press Alberta’s economy ‘stuck in low gear’ Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter An internationally recognized credit rating agency is sounding alarm bells on Alberta’s debt situation. The Toronto-based agency DBRS Ltd. says with oil prices so low and the government’s borrowing plans so high, Alberta will exceed its own self-imposed debt limits this fiscal year. Keywords Alberta Alberta hopes higher oil prices will power recoverylast_img read more

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Canadian Press Image of smiling young lady standing in supermarket shop near cashier's desk holding credit card. Looking aside. 123RF Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 1.2% to $50.9 billion in October as sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers as well as building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers declined.Economists on average had expected an increase of 0.5% for the month, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv. Related news Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Keywords Retail sales,  Economic indicators Statistics Canada says sales fell in eight of 11 subsectors, representing 81% of retail trade.Sales in the motor vehicle and parts dealers subsector fell 3.2% as sales at new car dealers declined 3.0% and used car dealers dropped 5.2%, the largest decrease since September 2017. Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers saw sales fall 3.1%.Sales at gasoline stations rose 1.5% in October, due to higher prices at the pump.Retail sales in volume terms fell 1.4%. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_img‘Miss Lou’s Room’ to be set up in Toronto UncategorizedFebruary 2, 2007 Related‘Miss Lou’s Room’ to be set up in Toronto FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Mike Colle, has presented Cdn$250,000 (J$13.7 million) to Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto, Canada, to create ‘Miss Lou’s Room’, in memory of the late Jamaican folklorist, Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley.Making his presentation inside ‘Miss Lou’s Room’ on Wednesday, January 31, at the launch of Black History Month in Ontario and six months after the death of the cultural icon, Minister Colle said ‘Miss Lou’s Room’ would be a permanent tribute to honour her.“Miss Lou’s legacy of storytelling and pioneering promotion of Jamaican culture worldwide will now live on forever through this permanent tribute,” said the Minister. “Black History Month is a time for all Ontarians to reflect on the accomplishments of African-Canadians throughout our history and into the present. Miss Lou’s Room is a fitting addition to this legacy,” he added.William Boyle, Chief Executive Officer of Harbourfront Centre, which is considered the central hub for art and entertainment in Toronto, said that particular room was chosen because Miss Lou had performed in it many times. Visitors to the room, which is on the second floor of the Centre and overlooks Lake Ontario, will be able to read Miss Lou’s books, listen to her stories, watch videos and view photographs. The room, expected to be unveiled sometime in the Spring of 2007, will also include an interactive programme.Describing Miss Lou as “a real international jewel”, Minister Colle said the province of Ontario had a role to play in making sure that her legacy continued to flower. “Ontario was her second home and she was a good citizen. She brought Jamaica to us and to the world in a special way,” he said.Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Anne-Marie Bonner, thanked the Government of Ontario, on behalf of the government and people of Jamaica, for the fitting tribute, which demonstrated that Miss Lou’s legacy would not be forgotten.“It is the hope that those who have an interest in perpetuating her work will see the province of Ontario as a facilitator and nurturer of creative expression, and the development of arts and culture,” said the Consul General.Describing Miss Lou as a cultural icon and a daughter of Jamaica who was instrumental in valuing the language, Miss Bonner said the late folklorist “travelled the world lecturing and performing and promoting our culture internationally”.Paying tribute to Miss Lou, Minister of Children and Youth Services, MaryAnne Chambers said Miss Lou not only made patois acceptable, but also celebrated. She noted that the themes of Miss Lou’s writings were as relevant today as when she wrote them many years ago.Also in attendance were Miss Lou’s stepson Fabian Coverley; former Member of Parliament, Jean Augustine; representatives of two organizations which Miss Lou served as Patron – Arts & Culture Jamaica Inc. and Women for PACE (Canada) – and the Consuls General of Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa and Burundi. Related‘Miss Lou’s Room’ to be set up in Torontocenter_img Advertisements Related‘Miss Lou’s Room’ to be set up in Torontolast_img read more

first_imgPublished: March 21, 2019 Before you leave for spring break, consider packing a book from the Libraries’ Popular Reading Collection or downloading one of our eBooks!Located near Norlin’s circulation desk at the west entrance, the Popular Reading collection offers a break from scholarly reading, with subjects ranging from graphic novels to politics. Here are just a few samples:One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus “The Breakfast Club” meets “Pretty Little Liars,” One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. A fun page-turner with some deeper themes.The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative by Florence Williams The perfect read to finish off a day spent hiking in the mountains, skiing the slopes or swimming in the ocean. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron de Hart In this large, comprehensive, revelatory biography, Jane De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg’s passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to make We the People more united and our union more perfect. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig A mix of science fiction and historical fiction with a dash of romance. The main character Tom Hazard has a rare condition that has allowed him to live for centuries. He moves back to London to become a high school history teacher–the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city’s history first hand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him. But the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love.Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear Currently on the NYT Best Seller List, Atomic Habits offers a framework aimed at making small changes that have an enormous impact on your productivity and happiness.These are just a few examples of the offerings that the Norlin popular reading collection has, along with around 300 additional titles—including the titles seen above next to the ones we highlighted! The Business Library in Koelbel also offers a Biz Light selection of popular reads, and Gemmill Library has a display of popular science books. So, whether you’re staying in town or heading home for the break, be sure to stop by one of the Libraries to discover your next favorite book!You can also suggest titles and let us know what you would like to see in this collection by emailing us at [email protected]!Finally a reminder: all libraries will close this Friday, March 22, at 5 p.m., for the weekend. Norlin and the branches will reopen on Monday, March 25, with reduced hours through Thursday, March 29. Check out our website for more information on library hours during spring break.Categories:CirculationScholarly Resource DevelopmentTags:CUBLibRecsPopular Reading CollectionReading Listslast_img read more

first_imgLinkedin Email TAGSConsumerEncore Vineyards Home Industry News Releases Evolve Cellars’ Riesling 2016 Wins BC Wine of the YearIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessEvolve Cellars’ Riesling 2016 Wins BC Wine of the YearBy Press Release – May 3, 2018 60 0 Share Facebook Twitter ReddIt AdvertisementResults are in for 2018 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards[Okanagan, BC] ENCORE Vineyards is proud to share that Summerland’s Evolve Cellars’ Riesling 2016 ($19) has won BC Wine of the Year at this year’s British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards, presented by Okanagan Wine Festival. A classic Riesling that is well-balanced with stone fruit, floral notes and a touch of honey, this fruit-forward and approachable Riesling 2016 stood out as The Best in a vigorous competition with 571 other BC wines that were entered for judging. This year’s competition saw a record number of 572 wines entered into the competition that featured 34 varietal categories. A well-respected panel of 18 judges narrowed the selection down to 141 finalists with one winner titled as The Best in each category. While Evolve Cellars’ Riesling 2016 won the overall most prestigious title in this year’s competition, other wines from Evolve Cellars and Penticton’s TIME Winery also took home Gold and Silver medals.Winning results for ENCORE Vineyards:BC Wine of the Year- Evolve Cellars Riesling 2016 ($19)Riesling $19 & Under (Best in Category)– Evolve Cellars Riesling 2016 ($19)Riesling Over $19 (Gold Medal)– TIME Winery Riesling 2017 ($23)Sparkling (Silver Medals)– Evolve Cellars Frizzante 2017 ($20) and Evolve Cellars Pink Effervesence N/V ($20)White Blend Over $19 (Best in Category)– TIME Winery White Meritage 2017 ($25)Full results for 2018 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards available online. “With the talent in our BC wine industry, the quality of BC wines continue to increase. This makes us especially thrilled to have won Wine of the Year in addition to other awards for both TIME Winery and Evolve Cellars. We thank the judges and our BC wine community for your support. Let us raise a glass to you!” –Christa-Lee McWatters, marketing director, ENCORE Vineyards. ABOUT ENCORE VINEYARDS:ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. is a progressive Okanagan-based wine company that owns and manages TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and the McWatters Collection. The experience of the ENCORE Vineyards team is unmatched in the Canadian wine industry landscape.TIME winery is a fully operational winery, tasting bar, and guest experience centre located in the heart of wine country in downtown Penticton. The McWatters Collection is a small, exclusive offering of wines; a legacy label that celebrates the McWatters family and its role in forming the BC wine industry, and Evolve Cellars offers approachable, bright, delicious and affordable wines at a welcoming guest experience at its stunning, lakefront Summerland location.The team is led by president and CEO Harry McWatters, a 50-vintage veteran of the BC wine industry. Christa-Lee McWatters (daughter) is the director of sales and marketing while Darren McWatters (son) oversees company logistics.Advertisement Pinterest Previous article$90,000 Donated to Napa Valley & Bay Area Charities with Hall’s Star-Studded Cabernet CookoffNext articleAfternoon Brief, May 3 Press Releaselast_img read more

first_imgRelatedVeteran Councillor Becomes Montego Bay Mayor Veteran Councillor Becomes Montego Bay Mayor Local GovernmentMarch 31, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Veteran Councillor in the St. James Parish Council and President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Glendon Harris, has become the 15th Mayor of the City of Montego Bay. Mayor Harris, who has represented the Maroon Town division for 22 unbroken years, was sworn into office during a ceremony Thursday March 29, at the Montego Bay Civic Centre. The new Mayor, who will also serve as Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, then performed his first official task, presiding over the election of Councillor of the Granville Division, Michael Troupe, as Vice Chairman of the council and Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay. Delivering his inaugural address, Mayor Harris expressed appreciation to the councillors and others across the parish, for the confidence they have placed in him. He pledged that the St. James Parish Council, under his leadership, will “provide a voice for the people of the parish of St. James,” and assured that the duties of the council will be executed in a transparent, accountable, responsible and non-partisan manner. He said that there are a number of issues that will be given priority during his tenure, among them are: improvement of the fire service, including the acquisition of a fire boat; upgrading of the Charles Gordon Market; refurbishing of the clock tower; settlement of the Bogue and Infirmary lands; and cleaning-up of the city. “I will continue to be the voice to lobby for a suitable fire station for the parish as well as a fire boat for the town and wider parish, as the city has been without a fire boat for over seven years.  In collaboration with the relevant authorities, I will be making representation on behalf of the citizens of rural St. James on a matter that has been on the council’s agenda for over 35 years, which is a sub-station for Cambridge and another for Maroon Town,” Mayor Harris said. He informed that a recommendation is before the St. James Parish Council for the purchasing of two vehicles retrofitted with water tank and water pump, which will serve as first response in case of fire.                              Advertisements RelatedVeteran Councillor Becomes Montego Bay Mayor RelatedVeteran Councillor Becomes Montego Bay Mayor By Glenis Rose, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorCrime Watch – Crowbars and guitars Oct. 05, 2019 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeCRIME WATCHFeaturedNewsCrime Watch – Crowbars and guitarseditor2 years agoburglarycrimepoliceSanta Monicasmpd On September 19, at 7 p.m.Officers responded to a Burglary just occurred at the Santa Monica Mini Storage facility located at 1620 14th St. A male subject broke into a storage unit and stole property from inside. The suspect was seen using a crowbar to open one of the units and take two guitar cases from the unit. The owner of the unit was contacted and stated no one had permission to be in his storage unit or remove items from it. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. David Jordan Wilkinson, 50, Homeless, was arrested for burglary, possession of methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant. He was denied bail.Tags :burglarycrimepoliceSanta Monicasmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPayPal drops out of Libra, Facebook’s payments projectUS unemployment rate hits a 50-year low even as hiring slowsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more