Passed on from the ever watchful NS readership... We were beaten out by Edmonton, but Pittsburgh was in the running as one of the most sociable
places in all of North America. So otherwise passed on without comment, because I can't comment with a straight face. See the 2009 Social Hospitality Awards
put out by the Responsible Hospitality Award. We have merit achievement in 'Safety and Vibrancy'. The general criteria was looking for places that are "outstanding models for planning and managing nightlife".
OK... that;s too snarky. A good thing and I suppose the political doings are mostly irrelevant.