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Hate this town

Monday, July 15, 2019

Bad sound all around

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 3:33 PM

To Halifax's favourite bar: Something has to be done about the sound quality and PA system currently in place—or perhaps those mixing the sound themselves—because I believe yours has become one of the worst live music venues in the city for actually hearing anything.

I've attended many live music events in this bar, and I'm almost always disappointed with the volume of the vocals and the projection of the sound in the space in general. But, after a recent concert where the acts were vocally inaudible, both from terrible sound mixing and quality but also the volume of disinterested patrons, I will no longer be attending live music in this space—at least until something is done.

It also seems ridiculous that big festivals town don't hold a venue accountable for quality when they are paying for world-class acts to perform in the city. It's disrespectful to the artists, and the patrons, and only reveals the lack of consideration for your audience.—Musicians who care
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tacky business moves

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 11:12 AM

So I have nothing against businesses moving into the north end—it’s a good thing—but I do think it’s tacky to exploit the area to sell stuff, especially when it’s not even stuff that is of benefit to the local people. I’m also worried that I’ll eventually be kicked out to make more room for hipster money.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Where are all the goths?

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Where the hell is Halifax's goth scene? All I want is a place where I can go on a Friday night and dance like Morticia Addams. So far, all that I've been able to find is the occasional kink night or halloween parties. What about us that are spooky all year round? One goth club is all that I ask.
—Bela Lugosi's not dead
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

To whoever jacked my Blundstones

Posted By on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:23 AM

I left a pair of grey blundstones in the back of a cab on Valentine's Day. This was my fault. After many calls to the cab company, I was told that the driver checked and was unable to find them. These are my only shoes, which I wear year round. So, to whoever took my beloved blunnies: I hope they give you blisters. They're flecked with orange paint so you'd better believe I'll be checking out every grey blunnie I come across.
—One broken heart and two cold feet
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Medical cannabis bullshit

Posted By on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Why is there not a single weed dispensary in all of downtown Dartmouth? There's one on Main Street, one in Woodside, but not a single one downtown! I am disabled and have to ride several buses in the winter time to get my medication! This is ridiculous! Also, these weed dealers who still sell illegally need to wake the fuck up and get out of bed if they want to service their customers. I'm not waiting for your ass all day anymore—now you have competition. I suggest you answer your fucking phone if you want to make money, dickhead!
—Straight as a judge
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Monday, February 4, 2019

Nepotism at its iciest

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:52 PM

So there's a 36 hour standard to clear sidewalks when it's a fucking skating rink out there? HRM is knowingly and deliberately creating a public health hazard. One can't help but wonder how those "snow removal" contracts were awarded.
—Lousy smarch weather
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Can we please grow up as a city?

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Every single cab in this city is busy every single weekend, and, for some reason, we still don't have Uber. Let's get Uber, or more cabs to accommodate this city's population. The amount of times I've received a recorded message from cab companies this fall telling me that the number was unavailable is ridiculous. And it's not at 2 or 3am in the morning when the bars are emptying out: It occurs anytime there is a minor event in this city or the slightest inclement weather. People are trying to get around safely and responsibly and we don't have enough cabs to do so. Maybe Uber isn't the solution, but something has to be done.
—We're a big girl now
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Monday, November 5, 2018

The friendless 'city'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:19 PM

After years away, I knew Halifax would've barely changed, with the exception that every great (and driven) friend of mine left, too. Outside of university clubs, there are no friendly socials in this city (unless you like book clubs, gaming or have an interest in local art). Who has ever seen such a bare meet-up selection? No wonder everyone feels lonely. Halifax: Act like a big city and start making it easier for people to meet new friends, then maybe they wouldn't all leave for greener pastures. Especially for a city that prides itself on immigrants and newcomers. Oh and, just a heads-up, not everything social needs to involve drinking.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Smoking bylaw madness

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 5:07 PM

Shame on council for placing yet another ridiculous restriction on the good people of Halifax. You assholes will be remembered when election time rolls around again. Goodbye and good riddance. Not much good to have smoking be legal if you have to buy a boat, go 10 miles out to sea and weigh anchor before you can light up.
Tired of being controlled
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Halifax isn't all that!

Posted By on Mon, May 28, 2018 at 9:16 AM

I'm so tired of this city, it nickel and dimes you at every turn, I swear they budget themselves on parking tickets.  Anyway, that aside, I just wanted to say how unrealistic and pathetic people in the business community are in Halifax. Halifax is no Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton or stop thinking you can command house prices which are comparable to those cities. Halifax is in Atlantic Canada for crying out loud, there is NO argument that can be made which justifies the over inflated cost of houses and increasing costs of rents in this city. Oh and this urban dream you have of getting rid of cars downtown in favour of public transit and the like, KEEP DREAMING LOSERS.  

Your bus system has a long way to go before you can even come close to thinking that way AND you need a third bridge at the South end of the city if its ever going to be efficient.  Its amazing how many common sense things there are which can be done to improve this city, but they don't because of unrealistic expectations and a city council that acts like a group of children, they should all be fired!  Oh the other thing is that the McKay bridge should have been directly connected to the 102, as it stands now it forces people into the city when a lot just want to get around...NOT GOOD PLANNING! But then again, its evident the planning was never good here, as evidenced by the fact that I've seen roads get paved just before power lines get buried.  WOW, talk about lack of planning and over expenditure.  I've had my fill, I've chosen not to buy a house here and I'm leaving the province.  There's just no way to get ahead in this city unless you're making 100K plus! —Fed Up with The Delusions of Haligonians

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Halifax looks like a shithole

Posted By on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM

I swear to fuck this city is one festering pile of fuck. Garbage everywhere you look. The street is not a land fill for fuck sakes. It's not just coffee cups, it's big fucking piles of fuck. How many times can I say fuck? —Argh!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Welcome to Car Dependency city in the province of Nova Soviet!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Am I the only person to clue in that Halifax Transit's improvement plan has a direct correlation to the time they realized they were losing business? People leave this city by astounding numbers and I wonder why. Some days I get off work in winter and there's no cabs, buses are canceled and sidewalks are too high in snow, forcing me to risk my life walking with traffic, meanwhile in other cities they don't deal with these stone age problems. The truth about the higher taxes here is simply to trap people by keeping them as poor as possible as most people would leave this dump if able to do so. Also the city is only considered to so friendly due to how violent people get when hearing a swear word, forcing many to be too scared to swear, as well as how this dump has so many struggling business who use friendliness to get you to spend. Don't be fooled tourist! —Oppressed Speaker of Truth

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Something smells like fish in this city

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:32 AM

Ever try to get a job in Hellifax? Impossible because they hire all their relatives. Ever try to get something settled in court in this city? Impossible because it never gets completed because the greedy lawyers in this town won't settle because they lose their cash cow flow.

Ever try to talk to the politicians, human rights, Barr society in this city about the BS a person has to go through to get anything done here? Impossible they don't respond! Ever try to find a Dr in this town? No because they don't want to live here! Does anyone actually work in this town? Is there really anyone at the number they tell you to call? Hellifax get with the program! I don't bother wasting my time voting anymore because nobody calls you back or responds to your emails.

Time to fire the whole works of you and hire people that will call back and get the job done. How do you expect to get anything done this way? You abuse your woman here you talk disrespectfully to people and you don't have the decency to return phone calls! Clean up your streets and make some jobs and maybe decent people will want to live here. This city is a poorly run disgrace! —Hellifax, You Suck!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Halifax: Drunk City

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:24 AM

PR flacks tried to label Halifax as a smart city. That was their slogan. Halifax: Smart City. Goes with pictures of young students reading heavy text books, gazing seriously at laptops and chatting animatedly with friends. Alas, no more. This sort of stuff happens in coffee shops and all the coffee shops in Halifax close at 10pm or earlier. Starbucks used to stay open till midnight. Sometimes they had little jazz quartets. Now it's all pubs, loud music, flesh markets. You can go to the gym 24 hours, why can't you drink coffee at night. I mean 10pm tons of people on Spring Garden Road and all the coffee shops are closed. Halifax: Stupid City. —Stu

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Bye you forsaken shithole

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 9:40 AM

What a miserable city this place is! Enjoy it! I'm never coming back. —LOL at Halifax

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