November 2015

Second life

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After an unexpected departure from federal politics, Megan Leslie considers her next step

Schmidtville struggles to balance history and new development

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Schmidtville just got some serious street cred. The small urban pocket of historic homes nestled behind Spring Garden Road is one of the top three best neighbourhoods in the Great Places of Canada contest. Fourth-generation Schmidtville residents William and Christopher Breckenridge entered the contest. “You’re surrounded by universities,” says William Breckenridge. “You can go to… Read More»

Learning to fly

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“Did you eat anything?” That’s the first question I am asked when I step into the door at the Debert Flight Centre. David DeBay, general manager of the centre and chief flight instructor, tells me new students often get airsick. I hadn’t considered that possibility. I’m here to take a Discovery Flight, a lesson offered… Read More»

Mr. D aims for American audiences

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About a year ago, Gerry Dee, comedian and star of the successful CBC television show Mr. D, got an email from actor and producer Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock). He was interested in adapting Mr. D. “The email basically said, ‘we just watched the show, we love it, let’s talk,’” says Dee. “So we… Read More»

Truth is the first casualty

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  When the Halifax Explosion hit, wild rumours quickly spread to newspapers around the world—Halifax Magazine looks back. Click here for the full story. Sources: Peel’s Prairie Provinces from the University of Alberta Libraries, halifaxexplosion.org, Nova Scotia Archives, New York Times Archives.   Halifax Magazine invites reader comments and encourages respectful discussion; we reserve the… Read More»

Truth is the first casualty

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When the Halifax Explosion hit, wild rumours quickly spread to newspapers around the world—Halifax Magazine looks back

59 unsolved murders

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Former Halifax detective Tom Martin says the city is taking the wrong approach to solving its abundance of cold cases

From here to there

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Whenever we talk about cycling in Halifax Magazine, we hear the same sorts of reader comments. “There is no need for the city to pay for a multi-million dollar ramp at the end of the bridge for a handful of cycling zealots.” And, “I find that Halifax is being merely politically correct when it comes… Read More»

Celebration wines

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For holiday festivities, you can’t beat a sparkling wine