Halifaxmag.com, November/December 2016: More must-try beers

Talking and writing about beer is a blast. To build on the success of the Halifax Magazine Beer Guide, I kept writing recommended beer lists using my own knowledge (and delicious research) as well as interviewing brewers across the province for their recommendation. Must try beers: Breakfast beers – Ditch the Bloody Caesar and brunch with [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Halifax Magazine, Magazine, Online|0 Comments

Halifax Magazine, December 2016: Halifax will never be the same

Illustration by Derrick Chow Halifax’s skyline and the many “sidewalk closed, use other side” signs will tell you that development is the big story of 2016. From the Nova Centre’s never-ending construction, to community frustration over Homes Not Hondas, to the anticipated Centre Plan, Haligonians have a lot to say on how our [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Halifax Magazine, Magazine|0 Comments

Bedford Magazine, November 2016: Indoor golf is entertainment to a tee

Fan Yang is blunt. He thought golf was for “older people” for a long time. The Chinese-born entrepreneur says green fees and golf equipment are more expensive there because the sport doesn’t have the same popularity it does in North America. He first came to Canada in 2006 to study finance at Saint Mary’s University. [...]

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Halifax Magazine, November 2016: Learning about beer and science at University of King’s College

Left: Ian Stewart teaches "Brewing Civilization" at the University of King's College in Halifax. Right: Brewing was the topic of many historical woodcuttings. A massive picture of a glass of beer projects on the screen at the front of the lecture hall as students jot notes about hops and barley. The mood in [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Halifax Magazine, Magazine|0 Comments

Halifax Magazine, November 2016: The Trews return to Halifax at long last

Jack Syperek (bass), Colin MacDonald (lead vocal, guitar), John-Angus MacDonald (lead guitar), Gavin Maguire (drums). Photo: David Krovblit The Trews wind down their national tour in Halifax at The Marquee Ballroom on Dec. 16 and 17. It’ll be the rock band’s last stop for the year after touring almost constantly since early 2016. [...]

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Halifax Magazine, November 2016: Doula Kelly Carrington helps women to push for the birth they want

Venessa Downing and Kelly Carrington own Birth Happens. Kelly Carrington defies the definition of a doula in both the Merriam-Webster and English Oxford dictionaries: a woman who gives support, help, and advice to another woman during pregnancy and birth. Carrington does all of those things daily, but he’s a man.   As the [...]

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Halifax Magazine, November 2016: Grab and go at Backoo’s Korean Chicken

Backoo’s Korean Chicken To Go on the Bedford Highway is a classic hole-in-the-wall. The tiny space is spartan, offering only a handful of stools alongside wall-mounted counters. In the corner of the room a flat screen TV mounted near the ceiling plays KBS World, a Korean 24-hour news channel. The sound of deep-frying chicken is [...]

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HalifaxMag.com, October 11, 2016: Alexander Keith’s celebrates a birthday and new beer

Platters of finger foods, men dressed as pirates, and beers aplenty were the scene at the historic Alexander Keith’s Brewery on Hollis street Wednesday night as Haligonians gathered to celebrate its founder’s 221th birthday. In addition to a party, it gave Keith’s newest brewmaster a chance to show off his wares. Stefan Gagliardi began brewing at [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Halifax Magazine, Magazine|0 Comments

HalifaxMag.com, October 6, 2016: A new home for the North End Community Health Centre

This story is an update to “Pay now or pay later: the North End Community Health Centre dilemma.” After months of waiting to learn what action if any the province will take to help the North End Community Heath Centre with its crumbling building, the answer is finally in: the centre will move in 2017. [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Halifax Magazine, Magazine, Online|0 Comments