Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl, or a cure for the common hangover

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I have no problem eating vegetables but some of you, like parents tricking children, need to find a way to hide your leafy greens in your diet. This smoothie, full of kale, is a fantastic way to trick yourself. Chia seeds provide protein, banana and melon give sweetness, and the milk brings it all together.  Top… Read More»

One dead after late night Gottingen St. shooting

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One man is dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a late night shooting on Gottingen Street. Residents told Halifax Magazine contributing editor Kim Hart Macneill, who lives nearby, that they heard three to seven gunshots in the area at 10:57pm. Police were on the scene by 11pm. A dark coloured Jeep was up on the sidewalk in… Read More»

Halifax Humanities helps people to learn to question everything

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Jennifer Conroy was a frequent visitor to the IWK with her oldest child. One day she spotted a pamphlet for the Halifax Humanities 101 program. She noticed the pamphlet many times in the preceding six months, but never picked it up. “I didn’t think I was capable of doing it because it was a university-level… Read More»

5 ways to get the most out of your tax refund

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Guest blogger Leanne Salyzyn is an insolvency counsellor, licensed restructuring professional, and licensed insolvency trustee. Post a comment or contact her on Twitter with your personal-finance questions. With tax season here, many people are anxious to file their tax returns and get refunds. How wonderful it is when unexpected money arrive. Pondering how to use the refund?… Read More»

Downtown Halifax’s Beaver Sailor Diner outshines its name

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So, first it was pho, then ramen (we’re still in love), and now what? It doesn’t matter, we just want to slurp comfort noodles, we want more salt and fat, and I have good news. It’s pretty unassuming and with the exception of its eyebrow-raising name, this Chinese noodle house isn’t crying for attention. Beaver Sailor has been… Read More»

Halifax abounds with green spaces—but are we protecting them?

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It’s amazing what a little trailblazing and some gravel can do. A new five-kilometre trail in Long Lake Provincial Park opens on Earth Day (April 22). It’s unique because it’s a manicured trail in a 2,000-hectare woodland where the start and stop trails were mostly bushwhacked by people heading for the lakes to go kayaking… Read More»

Realtor Marco Di Quinzio builds a different kind of business

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Marco Di Quinzio was working in a downtown Halifax restaurant, decorating a dessert for a customer, when it happened. His boss scolded him for using too much whipped cream and chocolate on the plate, insisting he was wasting money. It was time for a change. Di Quinzio wasn’t sure what career he wanted to pursue.… Read More»

Laughing in the face of mental illness

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Owen Redden walks out into the middle of the room, head down, and says, “I’ve got my new boots on, and I’m ready to go.” Then he looks up at the audience and says, “I’m a paranoid schizophrenic. Why are you all here?” The audience chuckles awkwardly until Redden laughs himself, then the room gets… Read More»

In her element

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A love of nature inspires Tanya Marie Milne’s jewelry designs