Dare to dream

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Imagine Halifax in 30 years. If you’re like most people I’ve talked with lately, you picture a future where development continues in fits and starts, with little cohesive plan. You see young professionals, continuing to head west. The health of our environment remains an afterthought, and car culture is entrenched—crumbling roads jammed with cars, burning… Read More»

Building a Better Editor: Hitting my stride

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I should have known I’d pay for being so smug. About a year ago, early in my get-fit efforts, I visited an old friend in Moncton, who I see rarely. Noticing my weight loss, he asked my for my “secret.” My response was glib: “Oh, I just move more and eat less.” It was true,… Read More»

Symphony Nova Scotia 2014/15 season preview

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Symphony Nova Scotia announced the details of its 2014/15 season yesterday, promising audiences a diverse lineup, as organizers walk that fine line of satisfying the classical diehards that comprise its season-ticket base, while also attracting new fans. “There is so much to hear in our 2014/15 season,” says music director Bernhard Gueller. “A special highlight… Read More»

This house is on fire

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For a long time, you smell smoke in your house. Unsettling acrid whiffs suggest something is amiss. Sometimes you try to ignore it. Other times you can’t help but notice and worry. Finally, you decide to investigate. You bring in an expert. He spends ages poking around your house, talking with your family, exploring nooks… Read More»

Building a better editor: Stronger together

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Some things are just easier when you do them with other people. For me, fitness is one of those things. For more than a year, I’ve been working to lose weight and get fitter. Last summer, I hit my weight-loss goal (45 pounds down, now weighing in around 178 pounds) so now I’m focused mostly… Read More»

Building a Better Editor: On the run

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As I’ve worked for the last year to lose weight and get fitter, one of the hardest things to get my head around has been the fact that this is a race with no finish line. My initial goal was to lose 40 pounds. I accomplished that but, as tempting as it was, I knew… Read More»

The annual fitness resolution

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This year, I’m making my annual New Year’s resolution to get fitter. I make this resolution every year, but last year the outcome was a bit different. I had just embarked on a get-fit program, watching my diet strictly and working out with near-religious fervour. My goal was to lose 40 pounds by Canada Day… Read More»

Building a Better Editor: It’s good to be back

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I really want to run in some portion of the Blue Nose Marathon this year—likely not the full marathon, but I think the 10K is doable. And that means it’s definitely time for me to get serious about getting in shape again. In the last 14 months or so, I’ve managed to shed 45 pounds… Read More»

Adam Korson plants a Seed in Halifax

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It’s only appropriate that Adam Korson feels like he’s coming of age in Halifax. He stars in the sitcom Seed, which taped last fall in Halifax and starts its new season this spring. It’s the story of Harry, a self-absorbed bachelor bartender, who sired several children as a sperm donor. The series began with his… Read More»

Savour grows up

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Nova Scotia’s annual celebration of food and drink is back, with its most ambitious schedule yet