Halifax

Neil Young, Feist Joining David Suzuki's 'Last' Tour

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Music

Neil Young, Feist, Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor and members of Metric are just some of the acts confirmed to appear on The Blue Dot Tour, th...

15 Restos That Make You Wish You Were In Halifax Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living

If you know anything at all about food in Halifax, it's that when you put those words together, they should equal "donair." But the east coast city of...

Halifax Never Looked More Stunning

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada

Reddit user Zonkyslayer took a picture of the Halifax harbour every morning for a year and posted the best ones to the sharing site. The results we...

Fireball Seen Over East Coast

CBC | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada

A bright light that looked like a fireball lit up the whole northern sky over Canada's Maritime provinces early this morning, callers to CBC morn...

A "Rape Culture" Tutorial for the Naysayers

Toula Drimonis | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

First off, and since International Women's Day is around the corner, can we take a minute to define 'rape culture' for those who seem to think it's an irrational and highly charged blanket statement that seeks to vilify all men for all sins? Even men who consider themselves feminists don't often get it, because they too come from a place of unconscious privilege.

Too Many Struggling To Get By In A 'Have' Province

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Halifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

The Best Places to Eat and Stay in Halifax

Sara Graham | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

I don't know what it is, but when restaurant servers are happy and friendly, the whole experience is enhanced. The food just tastes better, right? On a recent visit, I discovered that Halifax is one heck of a hot spot. East coast city locals sweetly fill plates with savoury fare, as well as provide visitors with a charming place to stay.

Couple Accused Of Killing 2 In Ontario

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - A woman and her common-law husband charged with killing her ex-husband and his mother in a Toronto-area home have been remanded to a jail in...

Homophobic Muslims Need to Grow Up

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Early this month, anticipating stiff opposition, Syed Adnan Hussein showed much inner strength to openly initiate a religiously plural, gender equal and queer affirming Unity mosque in Halifax. Unfortunately, soon after the media announcement from CBC, online spiritual bullying by homophobic Muslims began. Their comments, which alluded to the "homosexual agenda" and "the wrath of Allah", showed lack of a reasonable understanding of a mature faith.

What Depression Really Feels Like

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

To many people with depression, Sadness is a physical place, and I'm someone who lived there for many years and was able to make the journey back. That's why reading this book, by Anne Theriault of The Belle Jar Blog, resonates with me so much. Everyone's experience is different, but the depths of depression are pretty much the same no matter how you get there.

The Top 20 Streets In Canada: Vive Quebec!

Vacay.ca | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

While some choices were difficult, top spot turned out to be an easy decision. Rue du Petit-Champlain, lined with shops that belong to an artists' cooperative, was a clear choice for No.1 among the Top 20 Streets to Visit in Canada.

Hockey Fans, Here's How We Can Stop Rogers From Robbing Us Blind

David Martin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Business
David Martin

If most Canadians didn't hate Rogers before, they certainly will now after the telecommunications giant signed its 12-year, $5.2 billion dollar broadcast deal with the NHL. The long-term, multi-billion dollar agreement is effectively a giant thumb in the eye of the Canadian hockey fan.

Sexiest Places To Spend A Night

Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

If you’re only going to be in a city for one night and want to make it one to remember, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled the ultimate cheat sheet ...

Hey SMU, There's No Funny in Rape

Toula Drimonis | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

When 80 student leaders (both men and women) at Saint Mary's University stand up to chant an utterly despicable chant about non-consensual sex with minors to a group of 300 freshmen, sorry, but that's crossing the line, and I absolutely fail to see the humour in it. To casually dismiss what happened at SMU as an isolated issue with a flippant shrug of the shoulders is to negate the very real fact that we don't live in a post-feminist world, and there continues to be a very strong link between how women are perceived and the disrespect and violence actively and routinely shown to them in everyday life.

At These Libraries, Kids Take Out More Than Books

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Samaritanmag.com

If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.

Where to See Alex Colville's Artwork

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Until I encountered a lithograph of "Pacific" -- a 1967 painting of a shirtless man standing carefree and staring out to the ocean with his back turned to a handgun on a table -- I believed Canadian art was benign. Group of Seven landscapes were beautiful, but they were neither riveting nor cool in the way a 16-year-old would think art is cool. This? This was cool.

Fleet Grounded After Accident

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada

CFB SHEARWATER, N.S. - Canada's fleet of Sea King helicopters has been indefinitely grounded after one of them tipped forward and smashed its five rot...

Your Summer Street Festival And Marketplace Guide

Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Travel

Summer has arrived, and that means Canadians are ready to take to the streets with abandon. Artists, retailers, chefs, musicians, and performers can b...

Halifax Shaped My Musical Evolution

Jay Ferguson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Music
Jay Ferguson

When I was growing up in Halifax in the early 1980's, good concert opportunities were few and far between. If you wanted to see a band playing original music, you often had to do a bit of digging and be willing to venture to recreation centres or churches. In some ways, if you wanted to see a band, you basically had to start a band.

Girls Accused Of Attacking Woman With Axe

CBC | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada

A 52-year-old woman has been released from hospital hours after being attacked with an axe in a home near Halifax on Wednesday night. Poli...

Sexually Abused Girl More Than 1,000 Times

CBC | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada

A 50-year-old Halifax man has pleaded guilty in Nova Scotia Supreme Court to sexually abusing three young girls. Myles Nelson Payne admit...

Absurd Vancouver Property: Vancouver vs. Halifax

Melissa Carr | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Last week we had a look at what around $800K could buy you in Vancouver vs. PEI. This week we're headed to Nova Scotia, with a budget of just under $2 million.

Teen Says He Was Wrongly Named In Rehtaeh Parsons Case

CBC | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada

A Nova Scotia teenager who says he was wrongly named in the Rehtaeh Parsons case wants to clear his name. Adam Barnes, 19, said he wasn’...

Will Posters Incite Vigilantism?

CP | Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX - The RCMP say they're concerned posters that have appeared on Halifax streets in support of four boys accused of sexually assaulting Rehtaeh ...

Jay Smith Benefit Concert Raises 100k

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Music

Yesterday's day-long tribute concert in Halifax for Jay Smith, the late guitarist best known for his work with Matt Mays, raised over $100,000 for his...