These are a few of my favourite things

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It’s easy, in a job like mine, to focus on the negative. I won’t apologize for it—a critical news media is vital to a healthy democracy—but it gets tiring sometimes. I look around the city and I feel like all I can see are problems that need solving. But now, summer is upon us and… Read More»

Seeking new talents

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Casino Nova Scotia is offering its artist-in-residence program again this year. The $20,000 program gives a local emerging musician or group financial and professional support through Casino Nova Scotia and partners Music Nova Scotia, plus opportunities to develop their career through performance opportunities. “Our first year for the Artist in Residence program was very successful,”… Read More»

Your bus, my bus, our bus

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The other day, I sat in a traffic jam on North Street watching the driver of the car ahead of me comprehensively freaking out: honking, flapping her arms like a wounded gull, leaning out the window to scream. The source of her dismay was the Halifax Transit bus ahead of her. It was at a… Read More»

The joy of discovery

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As I’m sure I’ve said here before, the best part of being Halifax Magazine’s editor is that I get to meet a lot of very interesting people, doing very cool things. One of those people is filmmaker and musician Fateh Ahmed. We first crossed paths when he was Halifax Magazine’s November 2013 Trendsetter. Since then,… Read More»

An overdue overhaul

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Halifax Transit recently released Moving  Forward Together, its draft plan to revamp the city’s transit service. This is an important project for our future. To understand why, consider Halifax Transit’s current form. Dating back to the first harbour ferries in 1816, public transit has a 200-year-old history in Halifax. And that’s not hard to believe,… Read More»

Culinary Experiences: Seasons by Atlantica

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Editor’s Note: This is the first post in Halifax Magazine’s “Culinary Experiences” blog series. These aren’t traditional restaurant reviews and we aren’t food critics. However, we are fortunate to get to explore all kinds of different restaurants and dining experiences. In these posts, we’ll share those experiences. Today, Halifax Magazine publisher Patty Baxter joins me… Read More»

Living well

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One of the best lessons I’ve learned as editor of Halifax Magazine is that amazing people are all around us, and often they’re hard to spot, until you hear their stories. Jody Miller is one of those people. In our cover story, she tells Sarah Sawler about her weight-loss journey, about how (at age 38)… Read More»

Culinary adventures

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For proof that Nova Scotia’s food and wine scene can hold its own with any in the world, look no further than Savour

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»

The year of living positively

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During my years as editor of Halifax Magazine, I’ve written a lot of these year-end messages. The theme is usually something like “Halifax really needs to do better next year.” We’ve devoted a lot of ink to how Halifax is governed and the kind of city we’re building: the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of Halifax… Read More»