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Engineering excellence

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Methodical training, focus and determination power paddler Mark de Jonge to the top of his sport

L-R: The Dennis Building; Wright's Building; (top) A.M. Bell and Co.; (bottom) Keith Building

What’s in a name?

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Amidst exciting new developments, we explore the rich histories of some of the downtown’s most iconic buildings

CeaseFire Halifax. Photo: Randal Tomada

Curing the violence

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CeaseFire Halifax connects with the community and looks to eliminate gun violence


Back to their roots

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Influential Halifax rockers Sloan get back to basics with a bold new album

View of the back of the building from Queen Street. Photo: Submitted

Halifax’s next chapter

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An urban-design success, a public-performance space and an architectural achievement—Halifax’s new library is one of the city’s most important developments in decades

Angela Mombourquette is a Halifax writer and editor. In 2012, she was awarded the George Cadogan Outstanding Columnist prize from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. @angmombo

By the bootstraps

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More Nova Scotians are realizing that building their own businesses could be the key to economic security

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Our American cousins

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That famous Christmas tree is just one of the links between Halifax and Boston—the New England city is a destination of choice for travelling Haligonians


The battle for your teeth

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Activists are calling for Halifax to stop adding fluoride to tap water, but their science isn’t sound

Photo: Steve Jess

Andre the giant

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For their owner, the Rainmen aren’t just a basketball team—they’re a way to help shape his city