Celebrating creative collaborations

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The more I write about and immerse myself in the world of lifestyle and design, the clearer it becomes to me that elements of a beautiful, detail-oriented life spill over into so many creative outlets. A fine wine could be compared to a thought-provoking painting, or a beautifully put-together home may be as striking as… Read More»

Our American cousins

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That famous Christmas tree is just one of the links between Halifax and Boston—the New England city is a destination of choice for travelling Haligonians

School of rocks

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Mary-Anne Arsenault was good enough at curling to quit her day job but the world of curling wasn’t lucrative enough to let her do that. For years, the former world champion operated a massage-therapy clinic in Halifax while travelling the world to curl. Since 2007, she’s been teaching at camps in Moncton to help curlers… Read More»

The battle for your teeth

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Activists are calling for Halifax to stop adding fluoride to tap water, but their science isn’t sound

The Pitch: HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development

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In this section, we invite non-profit groups working to make Halifax a better place to share their stories. Know a worthy candidate? Email tadams@metroguide.ca. A non-profit, registered charity serving Nova Scotia since 1988, HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development works directly with youth. We provide capacity-building services for youth and to others working with youth.… Read More»

Dal engineer turned cruise director

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He was trained as an engineer at Dalhousie University but he’s now putting his organizational skills to work as a cruise director on Europe’s top riverboat line. Steve Marchant is a Truro native who came to Halifax after high school and got the hospitality bug while working off his Dal tuition at a restaurant. After… Read More»

The elusive treasure

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Chances are good that somewhere in your home there is a box of old coins you have collected and have been hoping, someday, might be valuable. In my case, the coins came from different sources, including some Canadian fifty-cent pieces that an elderly aunt once gave me. Also among my coins are some intriguing ones… Read More»

Andre the giant

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For their owner, the Rainmen aren’t just a basketball team—they’re a way to help shape his city

The rising ocean

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Climate change is giving wake-up calls to cities around the world. Halifax got one in 2003 from Hurricane Juan and New York got one in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy, so, how do coastal communities prepare to live 50 years from now and beyond? Halifax’s Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC) thinks that far ahead while planning for… Read More»

Trends: Turbocharging, recalls and green superformance

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We’re in the lull before the global auto show season. Car companies are polishing their latest concepts before their respective debuts in the next few months. But, that doesn’t mean the summer break hasn’t given us anything to talk about. Recalls! Recalls! Recalls! Get your recalls here! When GM goes big, it goes really big.… Read More»