Big changes at the Halifax Club

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The Halifax Club is selling its historic home at 1682 Hollis Street but the club’s president says the move bodes well for the institution’s future. In the spring, the 153-year-old club laid off most of its employees, including the entire kitchen and wait staff. Instead of dropping in for lunches or drinks, members will need… Read More»

More than Toast

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Elevate this staple beyond breakfast with fresh produce and small batch spreads.

An Evening at 2 Doors Down

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A popular downtown Halifax restaurant shines with some hearty, local, comfort-food mainstays, but doesn’t deliver on consistency.

Halifax Transit needs to aim higher

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Halifax Transit has been making grand promises about how it’s going to change to better serve the needs of its users. “I can tell you one thing, the transit [system] won’t ever be the same and it won’t ever look the same. It’s a big transformation we’re going through,” Eddie Robar, the director of Halifax… Read More»

Born to teach

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Speaking in front of her Dartmouth after-school class, 30-year-old Wendy Birt radiates a passion for teaching and after launching her own little school, she’s living that dream. “Teaching is in my blood,” she says. “I’ve always had a huge affection for my school teachers. I truly idolized them growing up.” Birt is one of Halifax’s… Read More»

Neighbourhoods growing up

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All around Halifax, historic communities are taking on a new life

A life of purpose

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Leceta Chisholm Guibault finds meaning by making a difference in Guatemala

The art of tasting cheese

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Assessing cheese quality, the 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix winners, and Jessica Emin’s recipe made with Grand Champion winner Laliberté

Guest column: What’s wrong with religious tolerance?

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Editor’s Note: Vern Faulkner is editor of The Saint Croix Courier/Courier Weekend, which (like Halifax Magazine) is owned by Advocate Printing & Publishing. This guest column was originally published as an editorial in the Courier.  A fascinating conversation in the newsroom Tuesday revolved around the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that government bodies cannot include a prayer in any… Read More»

Food on Screen: My Top 10

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A non-definitive top ten list of Jessica Emin’s favorite depictions of food on screen.