Super-citizen sets up shop

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Listen to Cape & Cowl Comics & Collectibles owner Jay Aaron Roy talk about his Sackville Drive business and you’ll feel nothing short of inspired. The former Strange Adventures employee saw an opportunity when his employer had to lay him off due to their recent move—the chance to open his own comic book store. For… Read More»

Going in circles

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If you walked by the Halifax Common after dusk this summer, you might have seen strange glowing circles swirling in unison as they hovered low over the ground. It was not a formation of UFOs, but a hula-hoop jam organized by Hula Nova Hoops, and the dozen or so participants were using hoops equipped with… Read More»

Fashion forward

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The Nova Incubator offers a groundbreaking alternative for the growing East Coast fashion and garment industry

New King in town

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T.J. King was 10 when his father bought him his first guitar. With that instrument, his father taught him some Johnny Cash tunes, but King decided to teach himself, too. “I kind of took it from there with the Internet,” King recalls, adding he studied songs from every genre from country, rock or whatever he… Read More»

Heading in the right direction

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Halifax’s government is by no means perfect, but it does seem to be improving

Smother Canada

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A friend from Calgary emailed me on a Friday afternoon. “Callers on a talk-radio show are complaining about you. Not Nova Scotia, not Halifax. You, personally. ‘Smart-ass Easterner.’ ‘Another know-it-all from Handout Land.’ What have you gotten into?” It started with an editorial from the Calgary Herald, wading into the debate about building the eight-storey… Read More»

Home for good

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For many international students, Halifax is just a step in the journey. For Miguel Meza, it was the final destination

Trendsetter: Rany Ibrahim

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He wants more immigrants to come to the province, and Nova Scotia to open its doors to them

An apple a day

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Often overshadowed by the craft-beer explosion, craft cider is one of Nova Scotia’s tastiest drinks