Halifax

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
Vacay.ca

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...

Canada's Best New Year's Eve Party Spots

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

What constitutes a great party? That's entirely subjective, of course. However, Vacay.ca has put together a shortlist of where to go -- whether you're a singleton, coupled up or just part of one big happy family. No matter who you are these ideas will make sure you have fun.

Police Investigate Complaints After Victim's Name Published

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - Police have launched an investigation into a possible breach of a publication ban after a major news outlet in Halifax published the name of...

Man With Gun Arrested On Halifax Bus

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Police arrested a man in Halifax and recovered a firearm on a public bus Thursday, hours after receiving a report of someone walking along a...

Gonzalo Heads To Newfoundland

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Hurricane Gonzalo is expected to transition to a strong post-tropical storm on Saturday that could bring heavy rains to southeastern Newfoun...

For Raping a Little Girl, Five Years in Prison Isn't Enough

Anne Theriault | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Anne Theriault

I'm sorry, I didn't realize that a person required a previous criminal record in order to receive adequate sentencing for years of abuse and rape of a minor. This story has received almost no attention. A friend of mine in Halifax tried to contact the national media, but they just took her name and number and said they would call her back. They never called her back. They either just weren't interested or else felt that it was too contentious -- but given the high-profile treatment other rape cases have received in the media, the latter doesn't seem very likely, does it?

POLICE: Halifax Man Was Brandishing Assault Rifle-Style Pellet Guns

CBC | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada

Halifax Regional Police say they've arrested a man carrying several pellet guns in a Clayton Park neighbourhood, after receiving reports of someo...

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

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...