December 2013

Reconsidering sex work

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What will Halifax look like without the three laws against sex work? Some fear it will lead to red-light districts and a sex worker on every corner, but advocates argue it could reduce violence and bring a shady industry into the light. Selling sex is legal, but until recently you couldn’t live on the avails… Read More»

Wines for the holidays

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There’s no excuse for drinking bad wines over the holidays. Halifax Magazine wine columnist Danny Hewitt offers this bonus post, with his favourite great-value wines for Christmas. From the NSLC Great values Under $20 Dao Meia Encosta White Blend, Portugal $12.99 Peter Lehmann Layers White, Australia $17.99 8 Air Miles Anselmi San Vincenzo, Italy $19.99 Luis… Read More»

Building a Better Editor: Damage Control

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In the last year, as I’ve worked to lose weight (approximately 45 pounds) and get in better shape, I’ve benefitted from the wisdom of trainer Jon Ells at GoodLife Park Lane. I did several months of personal training with Jon, and have gone through four different team-training programs with him. Jon has a simple, common-sense… Read More»

Scrooge versus Santa

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In the final Christmas shopping crunch, do you battle your inner Scrooge versus your inner Santa? If you do, here are a few simple yet creative gift suggestions to help out.

Atomic Energy

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Abode boutique recently opened on Granville Street and offers mid-century modern designs that are hard to find elsewhere.

‘Tis the season to plan ahead

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Guest blogger Leanne Salyzyn is an insolvency counselor, licensed restructuring professional and trustee in bankruptcy. Post a comment or contact her on Twitter with your personal-finance questions.

Artisanal television

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A sassy cheese block, an apathetic demon and a kooky producer are only a few of the whacky characters on Flag on the Play, Eastlink Television’s sports news and conspiracy show. Recently surpassing 50 episodes, Flag on the Play has grown from a hobby web series to a professionally produced program over the last three… Read More»

Greenbelts for growth

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He only meant to save a few woodlots from development north of town, but Oakville Mayor Rob Burton got a taste for the benefits of greenbelts 20 years ago that he says blazed a trail for sustainable growth in his community. The town is now custodian to three greenbelts, with constituents enjoying a better quality… Read More»

Going down the road

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When local journalist Phil Croucher sat down to write his new book The Road to the NHL (MacIntyre Purcell Publishing), he knew he wasn’t going to make everyone happy. In it, he tells the stories of 25 Maritime hockey players who made it to the NHL. “I wanted to be fair regionally,” he explains. “I… Read More»