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  • Neon Dreams
    In conversation with: Corey LeRue from Neon Dreams
    The EMD (electronic dance music) group Neon Dreams, from Nova Scotia, got their name from a government-sponsored trip to Mars where the only present life forms were the band members and the aliens they encountered. Speaking with Corey LeRue, the...
  • The Barra MacNeils
    The Barra MacNeils and the CPO
    He sings, plays the penny whistle, the Irish flute, and the accordion, and does orchestral arrangements: with what kind of band must he perform?If you said a traditional Celtic folk band, that was formally trained as musicians, and has spent the...
  • The Carleton
    HPX closes out the festival with a smorgasbord
    Oct. 26, 2013 was the last day of an almost-week long festival, featuring 200 bands playing in 20 venues. The task of seeing even half of everything that was offered up was impossible, but Saturday night proved to have a good mix of sounds no...
  • The Mellotones
    HPX starts to hit its stride on day 3
    Like a well-established hockey player, Halifax Pop Explosion(HPX) needs just a wee bit of time to find its scoring legs. And with the HPX score book being so detailed and thorough, it wasn't hard to separate the hits from the misses. With the...
  • MVQS is tops in sod supply in HRM
    MVQS Tops in Sod Supply in HRM
    By Paul FitzgeraldThey like them. They like them lots. They like them so much that consumers and businesses in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and surrounding area have chosen Musquodoboit Valley Quality Sod (MVQS) as the best in its...
  • Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
    Visiting Nova Scotia
    Summer and Fall are the perfect time to visit Nova Scotia. In the fall the leaves change and the weather cools a little and it is a beautiful photographic opportunity. There are several ways to visit, you can fly into the capital of Halifax, NS or...
  • Charlotte Day Wilson
    Charlotte Day Wilson: NXNE upcoming and in conversation
    Charlotte Day Wilson (Thursday June 13 / 8pm at the Monarch Tavern)Combining hip hop, jazz, folk, and other genres, Charlotte Day Wilson's appeal is in her ever changing mix of styles and rotating lineup of musicians she plays with. Through it...
  • Holland America Line's MS Veendam
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Holland America port of call
    Halifax, Nova Scotia is the fourth among five ports of call aboard Holland America’s MS Veendam.The seven-day New England cruise also includes stops in: Quebec City: Sydney, Canada; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Bar Harbor, Maine....
  • Treponema pallidum
    Halifax’s spike in syphilis cases linked to online connections
    Health officials in Halifax, Nova Scotia say they have seen a spike in cases of the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis this year and point to sexual liaisons met on the internet as a significant factor, according to a CBC News report Oct. 18...
  • The Westin Nova Scotian
    Westin Nova Scotian offers holiday specials
    The Westin Nova Scotian, a gay-friendly TAG Approvedhotel, is offering holiday rates and packages to help guests celebrate the season at its downtown property.“We look forward to welcoming guests back to our hotel this festive season for...
  • Tuxedo Stan
    'Tuxedo Stan' running a mayoral campaign on helping homeless cats in Halifax
    Tuxedo Stan for mayor? Although bylaws prevent him from officially having his name appear on the ballot, Stan, representing the Tuxedo Party, is campaigning on a platform of improving the welfare of his fellow felines in the Halifax Municipal...
  • Christopher Whittle
    Gay Halifax resident defends his boyfriend against harassing teenager
    While reading the news this morning an interesting headline jumped off the page and immediately stirred up a cauldron of conflict about the line between standing your ground and all out revenge. It seems in Halifax a man is being charged with...
  • Halifax Pride: City Hall Rainbow Flag Raising
    Halifax rallies to support gay pride celebration
    “It is not ’us’ and ‘them’ anymore,” said Krista Snow, the volunteer chair of Halifax Pride and former Halifax City Council member. “We have gone from a completely ‘gay event’ to a celebration...
  • Wintersleep: It's nice to meet you
    Wintersleep: It's nice to meet you
    Wintersleep is a Canadian band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. To date they have dropped five studio albums, but it was their third release, 2007's Welcome to the Night Sky, that took them out from behind the curtains, and earned them a Juno Award...
  • Telus World Skins Game
    Telus World Skins Game heads for Halifax in 2012
    Halifax will host the Telus World Skins Game for the first time in July 2012 as the popular golf event celebrates its 20th anniversary in Canada. The world-class Glen Arbour Golf Course was announced Monday to be the site of the historic event...