Progress on the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes park

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Public support for the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes urban wilderness park is growing and Halifax Council has noticed. In late October, a staff motion asked Council if it should “end the facilitated negotiation process” with three landowners to purchase 569 hectares of land to be part of the proposed Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes… Read More»

The wheel keeps turning

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Halifax Magazine looks at 2014’s most important news stories, and what 2015 holds for Halifax

The Pitch: Better Business Bureau

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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. Last year across Atlantic Canada, the Better Business Bureau responded to nearly 1.5 million requests: inquiries, complaints, and compliments about businesses, questions about offers that appeared too good to be true… Read More»

Human Rights Day: why it matters

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December 10 is Human Rights Day, a global celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. In Halifax, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will give awards to outstanding human-rights educators during a multi-community celebration at Cole Harbour Place. According to communications adviser Jeff Overmars, the Commission is… Read More»

New-to-you

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Room 152 and Brilliant Clothing tap into a local love of designer fashion at accessible prices

Inspired by Halifax

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It’s been more than a decade since he lived in Halifax, but for Mark Sampson, the seven years he spent here as a student and journalist were critical to his development as a writer. “Halifax continues to be such a big inspiration for me,” he says. “It was the first place I lived when I… Read More»

Uniting in song

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Vanessa Lindsay-Botten believes that singing is everyone’s birthright. And if you’d like the chance to take your singing out of the shower, she’s got a safe and supportive place to do that. She heads the Halifax-based You Gotta Sing community choir. Unlike many choirs, this one doesn’t have auditions: it accepts anyone who wants to… Read More»

Wi-Fi to the people

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Other Maritime cities have had free public Wi-Fi for years—why is Halifax still waiting?