Robert Stapells

Bob Stapells died Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 74.

The radio-ad-salesman-turned-developer-turned-city-councillor-turned-entrepreneur was one of Halifax’s larger-than-life characters. While I didn’t always — often, hardly at all — agree with his views, he was inevitably a charming, fun-to-be-around person who wore his heart, and his heartaches on his sleeve.

I wrote this profile of him for Halifax Magazine in 1978 at a time when he was trying — and failing — to convince Halifax city council to allow him to develop Time Square, a downtown office project opposite Citadel Hill and the Town Clock.

Bob Stapells, RIP.

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  1. Thank you for writing this article on my father. He was truly a remarkable man. His kindness will be remembered.

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