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 [...]
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. [...]
Author Marjorie Simmins and Winnie at Roseway Stables Summer Show in July 2015. All horse riders fall, but it was different when a horse threw author and writing instructor Majorie Simmins in May 2011. It would be two years before she rode again. “In the olden days when we were much less careful about [...]
Bylaw U-100 unanimously passed its second reading today, meaning Halifax will soon start the low income transit pass pilot project first proposed in 2013. A 2014 staff report described a six-month pilot program offering 500 passes available for $39 each, which is in line with similar programs in other cities. Participants would be HRM residents [...]
As most of her passengers slept in their berths, RMS Empress of Ireland collided with another ship in the fog on May 29, 1914. The ocean liner sunk in just 15 minutes, taking with it 1,012 of the 1,477 passengers and crew aboard. Though it’s Canada’s largest peacetime maritime accident, many people are unaware of [...]
Halifaxmag.com, April 2016: Playwright Michael Melski debuts Creepy and Little Manson with Eastern Front Theatre
Photo: Kim Hart Macneill Playwright and director Michael Melski is back on the stage in Halifax this week with his latest work Creepy and Little Manson. The play explores the real-life relationship between Charles Manson and legendary gangster Alvin "Creepy" Karpis. The two formed a relationship over guitar lessons during Manson's second stint in jail, before the [...]
Nancy Peterson had climbed way out on a limb. She had quit a well-paying job in marketing and invested her savings, plus money from friends and family, to launch a website for homeowner reviews of renovators. But it helps if a review site has reviews. And HomeStars had just 300—far too few to get contractors to pay [...]
Charticle are as fun to write as the word is to say. Say it with me: charticles. See? I love the challenge of deciding how to put the piece together so it's easy to follow and fun to read. This one is about some of the biggest donations to cross the bank accounts of Canada's law [...]
BUSINESS without BORDERS is a website that give readers the news, tools and connections they need to expand their businesses beyond Canada’s borders. The site reprinted my December PROFIT article An appetite for consumption, which detailed what Canadians should be selling to some of the worlds hungriest economies. Read it here.
An audio version of my 10 minute documentary Sights Unseen will air on VoicePrint today, accompanied by an interview with me by fellow j-school survivor Nick Logan. You can find your local channel or listen online at voiceprint.ca.