Investing At The Local Level Helps Build A Stronger Canada

Raymond Louie | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Raymond Louie

In Ottawa, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will once again convene a meeting of its 21 big city mayors. FCM is assembling the Big City Mayors' Caucus in advance of the federal budget, building on discussions which have been underway ever since the new government took office in late 2015.

Layoff Notices Suspended For Newspaper Employees On Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2016 | Canada Business

Eighteen layoff notices were sent hours after the workers walked off the job.

Ikea Announces New Store In Halifax

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business

It's the first of 12 new stores Ikea will roll out across Canada over the next decade.

Social Media Transforms How Canadians Help Refugees

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2015 | Canada

Facebook users have donated everything from winter boots to AppleTV.

Halifax's Racist Statue Has Got To Go: Mi'kmaq Elder

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2015 | Canada

The city's founder offered a reward for the murder of Mi'kmaq people in the 18th century.

3 Ways The Federal Government Can Revive Canadian Tourism

Aaron Binder | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

Canadians are being left behind as manufacturing exports have declined and, even with a low dollar, potential visitors have decided they'd rather spend money elsewhere. With a new government in office, now is the time to explore ideas to bring Canada back to the forefront of worldwide tourism.

45 Years To Redemption: Judas Priest In Halifax

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Music
Jeff Rose-Martland

One of the problems with living in Atlantic Canada is that very few big acts perform here; most "national" tours don't come east of Montreal. Which is why several thousand aging metalheads -- including me -- turned out on the 10th to finally welcome Judas Priest.

10 Of The Best Places To Buy Unique Holiday Gifts In Halifax

Yelp Canada | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Holiday gift buying can be a nightmare. What do you get the person that has everything? Don't worry, we've lined up 10 amazing local businesses to make you look like a gift giving hero to everyone on your list this holiday season.

Halifax Donair Could Be Named City's Official Food

CP | Michael MacDonald | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living

It's greasy. It's delicious. Should it be made Halifax' official food?

Cat Who Caught Mice On Halifax Ship Gets Retirement Party

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada

Erik The Red has been the rodent control officer aboard the ship for more than 15 years.

10 of Canada's Hottest Neighbourhoods to Call Home

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Canada has been receiving global attention, not just as a country, but also for its personality, style and popular cities and neighbourhoods for living. Forward-thinking and forward-moving urbanites and millennials looking to score the right balance between architectural beauty, 21st Century artistic and cultural relevance, consumer amenities and urban chic have fantastic options to choose from to call home.

5 Reasons Why You Should Head Up to Halifax Right Now

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.

Dalhousie Student Charged With Killing Missing Undergrad

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada

Taylor Samson's remains have yet to be recovered, said Halifax police.

These Cities Are Learning From Each Other to Become More Sustainable

David Dodge | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

The Canada European Municipal Exchange Program was a fascinating mix of people from Estonia, Portugal, Spain and Germany and folks from Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Saanich from Canada. They discussed green spaces, clean transportation and the evolution of energy efficient urban design.

Ex-Paramedic Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 72-Year-Old

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada

KENTVILLE, N.S. - A former paramedic has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman in the bedroom of her rural Nova Scotia home in ...

Mountie Felt Threatened By Halifax Man With Chemical Cache

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - A Halifax man who owned a highly poisonous chemical repeatedly told RCMP interviewers he never intended to throw it at officers, despite wri...

10 Documentaries That Will Teach Children Real Lessons

Laura Snow | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Laura Snow

If there was ever a time to educate our children, outside of the classroom, now is the time. Our earth is in crisis, the global population is expanding by approximately 80 million people a year, poverty is increasing dramatically, and we don't have enough fresh water for about 20 per cent of the population.

Halifax Crash Prompts $12M Lawsuit

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - A law firm says it has filed a $12-million class action lawsuit on behalf of passengers involved in a plane crash at Halifax's airport last ...

Fireball Over Halifax Caught On Camera

CBC | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada

People across Nova Scotia took to social media Tuesday after seeing a ball of fire in the night sky.  Astronomer David Lane, director of the obse...

More Snow Dumped On Halifax Than 'White Juan' In 2004

CBC | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada

The last two snowstorms have dumped more snow on Halifax — in just three days — than 2004's massive snowstorm White Juan, according to CBC m...

Police Thwart Alleged Valentine's Day Attack In Halifax

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's RCMP say an alleged plan by at least two suspects to carry out "mass killings" of civilians in a public place in the Halifax a...

Canada Family Day Top Destinations 2015

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

Family Day is right around the corner and is, of course, all about spending time with loved ones and taking advantage of the long weekend. What better way to do that then to take a quick mini-vacation! Here's a look at the top five most popular domestic destinations over the holiday weekend, along with some fantastic things to do in each city.

Impact Investing: Buy Shares That Help Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Paul Cranidge lives in an urban "food desert" in the north of Halifax. Programs like Nova Scotia's loan guarantees and CEDIFs are examples of a growing trend known as "impact investing" that treats an initiative for social good as an investment opportunity.

Man Arrested After House Fire Kills 3

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - Two of the three people found dead in a house fire in Halifax were homicide victims and a man has been arrested, the RCMP said Thursday.The ...

A Christmas Gift Ties Halifax And Boston

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada

A frantic call came in that a ship was aflame in Halifax Harbour. Firefighter Billy Wells didn't hesitate. He suited up and jumped into the driver's s...