Chain-Yard Urban Cidery wants to be the apple of your eye

Halifax’s first cider-maker gets ready to open on Agricola.
The co-owners of a Grape Escapes wine tours are crushing another kind of fruit and "taking advantage of the cider boom:" Mike Lim and Susan Downey Lim announced last summer they'd be teaming up with Brian Kelly to open Chain-Yard Urban Cidery at 2606 Agricola Street (the former FRED.

Let’s get Merry

If you're sweating the small stuff—and the big stuff—surrounding your wedding day, Make Merry has your back.

The Laundry Room Gallery tides you over

The Laundry Room Gallery is a breath of dryer-fresh air—a small previously unused space, thoughtfully curated, is transformed into a community gathering hub.

No more Nook?

Gottingen cafe up for sale, closing April 9
Alas, it's true. Halifax may be saying goodbye to yet another java joint.

Waste of commercial space

Demand studies from developers could help council build more “complete communities,” says Lorelei Nicoll.
The city should have a better grasp on a neighbourhood’s commercial needs when approving new developments, says the councillor for Cole Harbour–Westphal. Lorelei Nicoll asked for a staff report this week looking at options for including retail and commercial policy concerns in any significant development proposals and planning amendments brought to city hall.

Train rides to ease Queen’s Marque construction pains

Pay-what-you-can service could run from Discovery Centre to Historic Properties starting this summer.
A “community road train” could be jauntily chugga-chugging through downtown traffic come this summer.

Matt Whitman apologizes for “Chinese fire drill” video

“I never meant to offend or hurt anyone. I have learned from this experience.”
Progressive Conservative candidate Matt Whitman has apologized for his “Chinese fire drill” stunt. Whitman posted a YouTube video last week of himself yelling the racially-charged phrase before exiting and then running around his car.

Two If By Sea closing Halifax location

Dartmouth cafe is busier than ever.
After April 29, folks on the side Halifax side of the harbour will have to travel to get their Two If By Sea fix. The cafe’s Waterfront Historic Properties location is set to close as its five-year lease comes to an end.

Tegan and Sara in Halifax July 27

Your favourite JUNO-nominated indie-pop duo, Tegan and Sara, come back to Halifax touring their latest release and eighth album, Love You To Death, at the Rebecca Cohn auditorium on Thursday, July 27 at 8pm.

Taking a vacation from capitalism

This art project lets you escape, engage and learn.
The Commoners’ Almanac: Spring Break From Capitalism The Living Room Theatre 2353 Agricola Street To April 15

Pop-up soccer stadium could come together this summer

Sports and Entertainment Atlantic wants to build a 5,000-to-6,000 seat facility on the Wanderers Grounds.
Think of it as a free kick. Halifax can test out an open-air stadium in the shadow of Citadel Hill without spending anything more than the price of admission.

Ten totally cool weekend picks

A Montreal hitmaker, dozens of new artists and even more burgers await.
10 Ripple: Ceramics Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday Kaashif Ghanie re-envisions his thrown platters as canvases for expression.

High Klassified hits Halifax

The #LavalOuRien producer brings suburban swag to the coho.
While a hip-hop head reppin’ their hometown certainly isn’t new (at least half of College Dropout era Kanye relied on Chi-town referencing), the way beat maker/music mystic High Klassified reps Laval, NOT Montreal, should touch the heart of any proud Dartmouth dweller or Cole Harbour kid.

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Empty your closets for this massive indoor yardsale.
Spring cleaning brings hope of decluttering to homes everywhere, but all that mess has to go somewhere. Enter Eyelevel Gallery.

Don't miss Dan Hendricken at Yuk Yuk's

Cleary's salary freeze plan gets cold shoulder

“Maybe you shouldn’t have run for council if you didn’t want the conditions that come with council?” asks a sassy Russell Walker.
Shawn Cleary’s plans to freeze council salaries will have to wait a few more weeks. The Halifax West Armdale councillor proposed holding remuneration for the next eight months in a motion at Tuesday's meeting of Regional Council.

BurgerFriesPop is a winning combo

Releasing an EP to coincide with Burger Week, the group likes to have it their way
BurgerFriesPop EP release w/Jessie Brown, FM Berlin, Bad Partys Friday, March 24 at 9pm The Local, 2037 Gottingen Street $7

Council prunes Willow Tree development

Quinpool and Robie tower gets trimmed down from 29 to 20 storeys.
What a difference a new council makes. After approving a 29-storey limit for the Willow Tree development last year—against the recommendation of planning staff—this week Halifax Regional Council voted to shrink that height restriction down to 62 metres (or about 20 storeys).

Comedian John Mulaney at the Rebecca Cohn May 11

You can thank Just for Laughs for bringing my boyfriend John Mulaney to Halifax with his Kid Gorgeous tour.

Impassioned debate on police street checks at north end meeting

“Street checks make Black folks feel as if we’re criminals,” says social worker Lana MacLean.
“Do you deny institutional racism exists!?” shouts a man, rising to his feet, to cheers and rumblings in a crowd of more than 70 people. There’s a pause.

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