Vol. 16, No. 46
Port of Halifax's cat fix
By Lezlie Lowe
Black firefighters file human rights complaint
Alleging a string of racist incidents and management indifference, a group of black Halifax firefighters files a human rights complaint.
By Tim Bousquet
Sewage plant unattended?
When a power outage hit the Halifax sewage plant on January 14, no one was there to make sure backup systems were working. And the sewage has been flowing into the harbour ever since.
Tuesday's HRM council meeting recap
City staff play games, more sewer plant debacle and bus taxes
Coast justified in smoke ads
I can't believe the bitching and moaning that greeted these ads; you'd think the world was coming to an end.
By Letters editor
Taliban in transition
Brigadier-general Denis Thompson, newly returned from Kandahar province, thinks that if we disarm the Taliban, peace will come.
By Bruce Wark
Hope, coloured blue
Retirement for the Hope Colour Processor in the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University has arrived and that means the end of a whole method of photography.
Public secrets not all locked
Without openness in our justice system we are not, and cannot be, a truly democratic society.
Missed topic in hbus story
Transport Canada funded a project exactly the same as the hbus.ca back in February 2004.
Local and environmental cookbooks
Round up of our top 5 green cookbooks
By Carsten Knox
Green Guide 2009
What has changed since last year? Answer: lots.
How to get sustainable seafood
Why is it so very difficult to get sustainably caught seafood here in Halifax?
Mother knows best
If a parent could take steps to reduce their child's exposure to toxins and chemicals, why wouldn't they?
By Christine Beevis
Halifax Green Builders Collective does it naturally
Quietly, softly, a group of local architects and builders are taking using an integrated design approach to create more natural buildings.
Is Halifax still a recycling leader?
Once known nationally for being a part of the recycling and composting vanguard, how do we stack up now?
Green is the New Normal
Six simple things we're all doing - or should be doing - more of to make the earth healthier.
Wolfville: the small town example
The little green town in the Annapolis Valley puts ecological issues high on their municipal agenda.
Halifax cycling coalition
The approximately 200 members of the HCC take their two-wheeled transit seriously.
Vegetarianism and the environment
In today's economic climate, vegetarianism isn't just good for the planet, it makes financial sense, too
These programs might push you to makes some changes around the house and put some more coin in your pocket.
Wextra: A break down of what colleges and universities in Halifax are doing for the environment.
By Deborah Johnson
Living off the grid
Wextra: One couple who live near Musquodoboit are part of a small number of people who don't use Nova Scotia Power for their energy needs.
Bottled water versus Tap
Wextra: Tap water in Nova Scotia is as clean as bottled water. Maybe more so.
Canning, preserving and drying
Wextra: Not so long ago, our grandmothers spent summer canning fruits and veggies so they'd have good stuff to eat in the winter. The value of those skills aren't all lost on us today.
100 Mile Diet
Wextra: Vancouverites Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon spent a year eating only what was grown near to them. They learnt a lot and lost a few pounds, too.
Directed by Isabel Coixet
DJs come up on film
Phil Harris' documentary, The Come Up, pits newbie DJs against each other in a battle for turntable supremacy.
By Michael Kimber
It's rare that an event represented in a two-hour movie can singlehandedly turn a kid into a grownup.
By Mark Palermo
Bone Cage up for Savage award
Catherine Banks soon may add another prize for her Governor General-winning play Bone Cage, shortlisted for a Savage Award.
By Sean Flinn
A tale of two down-on-their-luck sisters who get work cleaning up crime scenes
The Toxic Bus Incident
Unlikeable characters create uncomfortable situations in OneLight Theatre's examination of war and paranoia.
By Kate Watson
Observe and Report
Seth Rogen plays the most racist, unstable mall cop in a 2009 movie so far.
Fast & Furious
Diesel seems bored, too much CGI, and like most comebacks the inspiration is lost.
Start your engines for the Jazz Festival
Big announcements from Jazz HQ. Feature line ups announced: Bell Orchestre, Joe Louis Walker and more.
By Stephanie Johns
Eyelevel Gallery Unplugged
Gallery goes back to 1974 in honour of its 35th anniversary.
By Sue Carter Flinn
Trillium Public Art Project picks shortlist
Three finalists selected to create public art for live/work development.
Baby dances the apocalypso
Mathias Kom and his ten piece band, The Burning Hell, sings about birth, death and dancing in their new album, Baby.
By Sarah Greene
Our City is a Dance Floor
The People's Dance Party gets excited in Lucas Damberg's video ode to springtime in Halifax (with a litte help from Le Tigre).
k-os gives it away
Free concert! Free album!
Andrew WK is ready to die, or, um, play in Halifax
Don't even try to deny it
International Record Store Day brings the party
CD Plus and Taz shower you with in-stores
Her Royal Majesty launch Saturday!
Canadian Forces Halifax Rock Fest
Natal Day brings Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Sloan together on Citadel Hill.
Noble Beast (Fat Possum)
By Dave Hayden
Wordburglar the Patriot
"We're your favourite friends"
ViewFinders Film Fest: Not just for the wee ones
Renegade graffiti artists, music mashups and Wallace & Gromit among the highlights.
Ellen Page on The Simpsons, Sunday night!
Actor to voice pop star Alaska Nebraska
Jewellery (Rough Trade)
Snailhouse w/Grand Theft Bus
Saturday, April 11 at The Seahorse Tavern, 1665 Argyle, 10pm, $10.
By Mark Black
The Lost and Found EP (Dead Daisy)
Sea Sew (ATO Records)
By Alison Lang
Saturday, April 4, 12:00am, at The Paragon Theatre
By Team Coast
A portrait of my landlord
By Jesse Jacobs
Judge if you want
By Joey Comeau
By Mike Holmes
Secrets from the new menu, revealed! Front of house gossip! The whole nine yards including photos of the redesign and an interview with the chef, Dennis Johnston.
By Andy Murdoch
Polarized over Snaubar
Snaubar, the deluxe Lebanese resto-bar downtown, is uneven and needs to get its kitchen sorted out, Liz Feltham says.
By Liz Feltham
So your son stole your glow in the dark crufix dildo, too? Don't worry, Dan Savage tells you how to embarrass the hell out of your kid.
By Dan Savage
Halifax sees two of the busiest cruise ship days of the year this week
By Martin Bauman
Everything you need to know about the 2023 Prismatic Festival
By Alyssa Goulart
Everything you need to know about HRM council’s Sept. 26 meeting
By Matt Stickland
Jonathan Torrens makes Neptune debut in The Play That Goes Wrong
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.