Halifax’s 5 best beaches

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  Snug on the Atlantic shore, Halifax must be one of Canada’s luckiest cities. All that sea bound coast offers a variety of beaches just minutes from Halifax. Queensland, just down by Hubbards, is a traditional family destination with soft white sand. It is a small beach and very well known to locals, so it may… Read More»

Keeping the athletes in the Pan American Games

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Editor’s Note: Kyle Mackay is a reporter with The Enfield Weekly Press/The Laker, which (like Halifax Magazine) is owned by Advocate Printing & Publishing. Toronto hosts the 2015 Pan American Games from July 10 to 26 and Brad Ferguson, a chiropractor with ProTX in Elmsdale will be on Team Canada’s medical staff doing his part to help the home side get the gold. “I’ve… Read More»

The Best of Tidal Bay: A Top 3 for the 2014 Vintage

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Nova Scotian wines have come a long way. “Ontario has Niagara Falls, but this province has the Bay of Fundy, it’s such an incredible natural phenomenon,” says Tony Aspler, famed Canadian wine writer and critic, to an intimate group of wine enthusiasts at a Benjamin Bridge Club dinner hosted by Chives restaurant. “To progress to… Read More»

The Pitch: Harley Owners Group

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In this space, Halifax Magazine shares the story of non-profit organizations and community groups working to build a better city. If you’d like to suggest an organization to feature, email editor Trevor J. Adams. Membership of the Halifax-based Central Chapter Nova Scotia (CCNS) Harley Owners Group (HOG) is made up of some 125 Harley Davidson motorcycle… Read More»

Meet your makers

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A new boutique in Sunnyside Mall showcases works from over 90 Maritime artisans.

From Winter into summer

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Kathleen Winter almost seemed predestined to take a trip to the Northwest Passage, given her seasonal last name, and fascination with the North after publishing her award-winning novel, Annabel. Even though her latest books, Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage (House of Anansi), a non-fiction account of journeying to the Arctic,… Read More»

Halifax’s oldest barber shop

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Across from the Oland Brewery on Agricola Street sits a North End institution. Started by Issac Demone in 1928, Demone Barber Shop claims to be Halifax’s oldest barber shop, and still offers old-school styles and service. Since July 2008, New Glasgow native Jonathan Stickney has been serving the diverse clientele with what was described by… Read More»

The human connection

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For former TV host Starr Dobson, working to help those with mental illness is all about the people