The home advantage

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For Jacob Ritchie, good city building means using design to make a community stronger. “It’s more than just drawing pretty pictures,” he laughs. “It’s providing a vision and making sure the people in the community go on to champion it, so the plans live on beyond the final report.” Ritchie is the director of planning… Read More»

Dressed to dine

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Michelle Brisson was in Calgary just after the city held its Dîner en Blanc event, with guests all dressed in white enjoying a delicious three-course meal at elegant tables set up in a open, urban green space. Photos of the event made the front page of the newspaper. “As soon as I read the story,… Read More»

Raise a little time

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The annual Timeraiser event provides an inspiring outlet for volunteers to connect with non-profits and earn unique local artwork at the same time

Cookies on wheels

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Looking for a simple yet creative way to let someone know you care? Local business Cookie Cravings delivers delicious cookies by bicycle with a personal touch

The wheels go ’round

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Look who’s rolling into the North End. After 19 years at its current location on Quinpool Road, Cyclesmith is moving into the former NSLC building on Agricola. The new shop will contain about 3,500 square feet of retail space as well as a large storage area in the basement. Cyclesmith will occupy 60 per cent… Read More»

The sunny side of the Tweet

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District 13 Councillor (Hammonds Plains-St. Margarets) Matt Whitman is wearing a button that says “Yes” in five languages. As I walk into the Train Station Bike & Bean coffee shop, a favourite local café, he’s Tweeting a photo. An avid social media user (about 9,000 Facebook friends and approaching the 10,000 tweet mark), Whitman takes… Read More»

Paradise found

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Halifax’s urban core is surrounded by a wealth of protected areas, thanks to progressive legislation by the province. Will our city government go further, stall, or reverse wildlands protection?

More than a party

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Summer festivals are a good time, but how important are they really to Halifax?

A little silver by the sea

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Without fail, my sense of style takes a turn for the casual over the summer. My wardrobe becomes less structured and more laid-back as the weather warms (sandals and loose dresses can be lived in oh-so happily for the summer duration). With this more carefree style comes a yearning for the delicate and dangling (jewellery,… Read More»

So near, yet so far

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McNab’s Island—a green gem in the heart of the city, inaccessible to most Haligonians