By the numbers

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Want to keep your get-fit resolution? Make sure you have the information you need

Craving: favourite Halifax sushi spots

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There’s an abundance of sushi in Halifax, but some make it a bit fresher, tastier and, since we eat with our eyes first, prettier. After much research, these are my favourite sushi restaurants. They all vary in style and atmosphere, but the common thread is delicious sushi and affordability.   1. Alex Oh Sushi and Rolls… Read More»

Everything Haligonians say about Toronto is true

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Former Halifax Magazine columnist and expatriate American Jack Florek recently relocated from Halifax to Toronto. In this guest essay, he reflects on how Halifax prepared him for Canada’s largest city.

A new event celebrates Nova Scotia’s thriving craft-beer scene

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Nova Scotia has a long history of crafting beer, all the way back to the earliest days of European settlement. And lately, the province has enjoyed an explosion of craft beer. In October 2015, the second Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards took place with a total of 152 entries from four provinces in 16 different categories. Concurrently,… Read More»

When France lost Halifax

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Looking back at a disaster that ended French control of the region and devastated the native population

Editor’s Message: Understanding our history

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About two years ago, I found out an ancestor of mine, George Rent, served as an alderman on Halifax Council in the mid-1880s. I had been researching a story on the Nova Scotia Archives when senior reference archivist Gary Shutlak asked if he was a relation. I wasn’t sure, so with the generous and expert… Read More»

More than the music

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Danny Banfield started an open mike four years ago. Now the event is a community of musical friendships

Lasting legacy

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Mary Brockwell arrived in Bedford in the 1850s and made a mark on the lives of young girls and Bedford.