10 years ago… HRM Mayor Peter Kelly joined with the staff, clients and friends of Grant Thorton LLP to celebrate the official opening of the firm’s new offices in Burnside. The opening is seen as a renewal of the firm’s commitment to being located in Dartmouth. The firm has maintained a presence on both sides of the harbour for more than 37 years.
10 years ago… Print Atlantic in Burnside Park is investing in its future with the recent purchase of a brand new press. The high-speed Heidelberg M-130 press is just the fourth of its kind to be installed in Canada and gives Print Atlantic the capability to print magazines, annual reports and catalogues.
10 years ago… Ed Hanczaryk, the owner/operator of the popular Ed’s Golf Studio in Burnside, is back at 51 Raddall Avenue for a second winter. The seasonal golf clinic offers golfers of all skill levels a chance to forget about winter and come in for lessons or practice sessions.
10 years ago… Miller Composting of Burnside is receiving between 50 to 80 tonnes per day of incoming material. Capacity is 96 tonnes per day. Work is underway on excavation for the primary bio filter material replacement project. This is regular maintenance, but this project will increase the depth of the filter bed to decrease odors. The plant’s recently installed plastic separator is effectively recovering 90 per cent of plastic from the waste stream, allowing the remaining materials to be marked as mulch. All finished product is marketed to Elmsdale Landscaping for use in upgrading the soil structure of their sod fields.
10 years ago… The Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce has assumed the responsibility of running the Burnside Business Club to ensure consistency of locations and dates with other Chamber events.
10 years ago… MedMira of Bayers Lake is currently developing a way to inhibit the spread of influenza. The product would attach itself to influenza molecules and stop the disease’s replication. If current on-going studies show success, the treatment would be lifesaving for many older Canadians who die each year from influenza or related complications.