This was posted on the CTV website
HALIFAX, N.S. -- The Nova Scotia government and the city of Halifax are scrapping their bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The province and the city pulled the plug on the project amid increasing criticism about the growing cost of the Games and the lack of transparency in the bid process.
Last month, some city councillors said they would withdraw their support if the final estimated price tag exceeded the initial estimate of $785 million.
In a release today, the two levels of government said the bid budget, with inflation factored in, was close to $1.7 billion.
Halifax beat Hamilton, Ottawa and suburban Toronto's York Region in December 2005 to become Canada's candidate to host the Games.
Secrecy surrounding the Halifax bid led to speculation that the final cost would be much higher than anticipated.
That prompted the head of the bid committee, CEO Scott Logan, to admit he had been too cautious about disclosing information.
Halifax was competing against Glasgow, Scotland, and Abuja, Nigeria, for the Olympic-style sports spectacle.
Final bids are supposed to be filed with the Commonwealth Games Federation in London, England, by May 9.
The winner will be announced in November.
This may be all she wrote for the possibility of Halifax getting a CFL team in the next few Years.
It's too bad. I always wanted to see Atlantic Canada represented in the CFL.