[image-1] It’s Round Two for Palooka’s Boxing Club (2110 Gottingen). The non-profit agency has been trying to get its liquor licence amended such that it can host regular Friday night amateur boxing events and sell alcohol to the public attending. (Presently, the club’s licence allows for alcohol sales only at private functions.) The added revenue will go a long way to supporting the club’s mission of bringing young people into the sport, says general manager Colin MacDonald. The idea behind the Friday night events, says MacDonald, is to have “parents come in, see their kids do some sparring, see some
Your investigation of how the sewage plant broke was an interesting read. The criticisms over a one-step design/build contract versus a more common two-step design-then-construct process were not fair, as each method has its strengths and weaknesses. Proponents and detractors of each method exist with no side being able to claim that it is a paragon of excellence. It should be pointed out that municipal representatives would have been able to review, comment and ask for changes in the design. This would have been documented and come at a price, but it was obviously not a serious enough concern of
Last weekend I went grocery shopping at the Superstore on Barrington Street. When I'm shopping for produce, I always check where it was grown and buy local when possible. I appalled to find that, at the peak of harvest season in the Maritimes, it was impossible to find anything local. Carrots, potatoes, apples, onions, blueberries, beans...all things that are plentiful at this time of the year were "product of USA" or from the west coast. For a chain that presents itself as environmentally friendly with a big push toward bagless stores, it puts no effort into reducing greenhouse gas emissions
it's the little things in life that keep Rocket Reducers happy Rocket Reducers and Ultra Violence Ray are two amazing Ontarian punk bands making the long, arduous trip out east from Ontario for the very first time. It’s a little like a first date, isn’t it? Will we like each other? Will they want to see us again? Find out Tuesday, August 25 at Gus’ Pub when the bands play a very special Tuesday evening edition of All Wound Up—-the one year anniversary! That’s the paper one, right? In that case, you should probably bring some to spend on merch,
The two bands I wrote about last week aren't able to make it to town, unfortunately. But there is good news. Because of the hurricane canceling their ferry ride to Newfoundland, Buried Inside have been kicking around town this weekend and are playing again at Gus' Pub with Minivan Halen (for real last show this time) and Envision. This is also the All Wound Up one year anniversary, Mastercrass' Gerry Hubley's last time at the DJ tables, and last All Wound Up until October, so don't you dare miss it!
Halifax lost a wonderful, honest and enthusiastic person when Alex Fountain passed away on Saturday night, at age 20. Fountain was a staple at shows, standing right up front, pumping his fist in the air with a huge grin on his face. Aside from his immeasurable contributions to the Halifax music scene, (Fountain played in The Handcar Race, Empathy Takes Energy, Take On Me and worked for the Pop Explosion as a summer student for the last two summers), he was an all-around thoughtful and sweet person, who was a friend to anyone who came up and talked to
Paul HammondText appeal Minivan Halen play their last Halifax show this Friday August 21 (with Slave Class from PEI and Buried Inside from Ottawa, The Paragon, 10:30pm, $10), it's been a short, but sweet, run for a band who primarily played house shows, all ages shows and the VLT room at Gus' Pub. "We specially made 150 7" records for this, so it's a bit of a special event for us," says Mark Black (vocals). "They'll be on sale at this show and once they're gone, they're gone. Because we are gone." In February I asked them a bunch of
[image-1] 1) Emerald, Thin Lizzy Emerald - Thin Lizzy 2) What it is, Pride Tiger What It Is - Pride Tiger 3) Rime of the ancient mariner, Iron Maiden 4) The Last Baron, Mastodon 5) The Syndicate, Children of Eve The Syndicate - Children of Eve
Halifax’s sex workers are regularly assaulted and have even been killed on the job. But as a result of our hypocritical
attitudes toward sex—we can sell anything using appeals to our sexual selves, except sex itself—we can’t find a way to
protect these women. Meredith Dault tells their story. photos Aaron McKenzie Fraser
The Incredible Picnic scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed a week, because of the stormy weather forecast. While this is disappointing news for all who were looking forward to the big local food celebration, if delaying the gastronomical gratification for a week means not sharing a picnic basket with Hurricane Bill, it's hard to argue. And for the vehicularly inclined locavore keeners, the silver lining in this swirling cloud is that two Incredible Picnic venues outside of town—in Windsor and Antigonish—are indoor, and will be going ahead this Sunday anyway. So you could have picnics two weekends in a
[image-1] What's wrong? Dartmouth waterfront trail is incomplete. Who's responsible? Peter Bigelow, HRM property manager, 490-6047. REMARKS The new waterfront trail is a great success, and for good reason: it's got spectacular views and helpfully connects the two ferry terminals. But a reader complains that there still gaps in the asphalt, where the trail crosses the railroad tract. Not to worry, says Bigelow; CN has agreed to install crossings "soon." Send your favourite municipal malfunction to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 422-6278 ext. 113. To follow up on past problems, click on thecoast.ca.