Posts Tagged ‘Halifax’

Haunted Halifax experiences

Haunted house at Alderney Landing.

With Halloween just around the corner, people are sure to be looking for some haunting holiday things to do in Halifax. Since Halifax is such a historic (and possibly very haunted) city, there’s lots of potential for haunted mansions and the like.   The Haunted Hollow, 1561 Hammonds Plains Road  Rather than your typical haunted house…

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Five Halifax Halloween costumes

Deciding on a Halloween costume is tough, especially when you’re a student.   “Oh, I have plenty of time to figure that out,” you say. But in the hustle and bustle of the start of the school year, you completely forget.   If this sounds familiar, worry not. Here is an array of clever, Halifax-centric ideas that…

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Drawing of house ignites search for artist

When fourth-year University of King’s College student, Simon Gillies, and his four other roommates were shown a picture of a drawing of their home, they decided they needed to find the artist and pay them for their work.   They hope that once the artist is found they can pay for and frame the picture.   Gillies…

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Smoking ban? Not a fan

Smoke is in the air.  But as the official legalization of recreational marijuana approaches, so is an all too convenient public smoking ban in the city of Halifax.  The proposed bylaw prohibits smoking on all municipal property, recreational areas, sidewalks and streets. Restrictions include vaping, tobacco and cannabis. A violation of the bylaw could result in a maximum $2000 fine,…

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Healing scars of the tattooing community

With files from Rebecca Dingwell, News Editor. After nine years of tattooing in Nova Scotia, Gabe Squalor decided to fill a need in the community of Halifax by opening up an LGBTQ-friendly tattoo parlour, Outlaw Country Tattoo.  “Ever since I got into tattooing – ever since the very beginning – honestly it was very apparent…

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Sustainability not just a society

Sustainability is one of those words you’ve probably been hearing a lot lately. That’s because, with issues like climate change, people are coming together to figure out what can be done to achieve sustainability.   Changes can occur on the individual, local, regional or even international levels. They’re happening in Halifax.   Campus causes for climate change…

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Halifax: Know Me

Tamar Kenigsberg Bentov Part of the experience in getting to know a new city is finding the local scene. But this can take weeks, months – even years. Halifax is perfectly designed for students in many ways. While you’re here, you’ll learn about many of the interesting features this city has to offer. To trim…

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Dal campus for Gen Z

For the first time, the majority of new students attending Dalhousie University are part of Gen Z.   Generation Z. Post-millennials. Born after 1997 – they’re digital natives.   And this year, Dal frosh are 2000s babies. The 2019 grads will include those born in 1997 who went straight from high school and finished their undergrad in…

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We know what Halifax did this summer

The agave rises  Who knew an agave plant would be a hot topic over the summer?   Staff at the Public Gardens didn’t wait until the first full moon in June to welcome Halifax’s agave plant from its greenhouse to the outdoors.   The agave had outgrown its indoor home. The odds didn’t look good and there was widespread…

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Hotels in downtown Halifax fully booked for Dalhousie graduation

A phone call to the Advancement Office at the University of King’s college rang in a pressing issue for graduating students and their families.  Adriane Abbott, the director of the Advancement Office, was on the receiving end of the call from a concerned parent of a graduating student in late February. The parent, upon having difficulty booking a…

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