Vol. 16, No. 48
Busted barrier, Yale at Monastery.
Transit tax bid collapses
Bousquet explains why assessment-based taxation is best, and why service-based taxation fails.
HRM approved for $87.75 million in economic stimulus funding
Updated 5:16pm: Hammonds Plains hockey rinks, Central Library, Woodside Ferry --what would you spend the money on?
By Tim Bousquet
Duck Bylaw proposed and more Halifax council notes
Where are all the city hall reporters? Public hearings on HRM by Design, again. Smith, Younger and Hum to run for Liberals, Bousquet called a commie and yeah a duck bylaw is proposed.
Wooden Shoe Café goes Dutch in Bayers Lake
Ron Van Vught started a soup and sandwich place, but started to bring in some tastes from his homeland, The Netherlands.
By Carsten Knox
Made in Halifax provides online business help
Marc Skelton develops a new business portal featuring links to businesses that might not have a large online presence otherwise.
Ground Zero opens largest indoor climbing zone in the east
Weekly shoptalklets, covering local business news from Ground Zero, Dartmouth Yoga & Wellness Studio, PC Medic and Trapeze in the Casino.
Where to get free comic books
Quantum Frontier, Monster, Strange Adventures will give away thousands of comics and artists will be for you to grok with, too.
Tammachat Natural Textiles showcase fair trade fashions
Thailand, Laos, Halifax: Tammachat Natural Textiles will show off their fair trade goods from harvest to shop.
A Piece of Cake opens shop in Dartmouth
Yvonne Bartrand opens A Piece of Cake opens in Dartmouth, modeled after Magnolia Bakery in New York
Value Village moves to new Moirs mall and more
Our weekly shoptalk-lets round up involves the Medicine Shoppe on Quinpool, VV and 108 Yoga opens new studio in town.
Buckley's Music store goes out of business
Halifax institution on Quinpool Road closed last week-end after 90 years in business citing tough competition from chain stores.
Karlheinz Schreiber's kickback bonanza
Schmiergelder literally means "grease money" and it's at the heart of the federal inquiry focused on Tory PM Brian Mulroney
By Bruce Wark
Terri Peace de-cups Tim Horton's annual contest
HRM's annual Pick Up to Win contest cleans up thousands of discarded cups in the wake of Timmie's annual roll up the rim to win contest.
By Lezlie Lowe
Benjamin's cynicism misses the mark in an important regard. Earth Day provides a once-a-year platform for environmental groups must take advatnage of.
By Letters editor
Boat Harbour: On toxic pond
By University of King's College Journalism Students
Moose River gold mine's crushing environmental impact
Environmental problems with gold mines around the world raise concerns about a proposed mine near Halifax. Becky Thomas and Ben Sichel report.
By Becky Thomas
Tracking the comic sounds of Michael Winslow
Best known as Police Academy's bleeping sergeant, "voicestrumentalist" Michael Winslow makes noise at the Halifax Comedy Fest. Audio extra: Listen to extracts to our interview with Michael Winslow.
By Alison Lang
Montreal filmmaker Alan Kohl's street smarts
Roadsworth: crossing the line filmmaker Alan Kohl follows a Montreal underground graffiti artist’s struggles with the law, fame and his own artistic identity.
Crank: High Voltage
Filmmakers Mark Nevaldine and Brian Taylor will do anything to get a rise out of jaded viewers.
By Mark Palermo
Directed by Woody Allen (Seville)
By Lindsay McCarney
State of Play
The crime-solving journalist genre is a sure-bet with critics. State of Play has a great ensemble, but it keeps a distance that leaves a viewer cold.
Che: Part One
Elliott Brood does it country revival style
Canada's best-dressed trio, Elliott Brood, packs up their thrift store props and three-piece suits for a scuzz-country revival.
By Tara Thorne
Fundraiser for The Spot will help all the kids in your life make a record
Help make Halifax's first youth focused creative media arts centre a reality
By Stephanie Johns
Thirty dancers descend on Grand Parade
Wednesday's International Day of Dance marked with a public spectacle.
By Sue Carter Flinn
EEEEEEEvolve Festival line up
The extra "eees" are for EXCITEMENT
Wearable Art Show photo recap
A little rain and wind doesn't stop these artists!
Carla Gunn reads new novel Amphibian at Frog Hollow
Eco-anxious Phin Walsh guaranteed to become your new favourite fictional character.
Photos: International Dance Day at Grand Parade
City hall turns into a lunch-hour dance hall.
Go see artists shortlisted for the Mayor's Award
City hall art exhibition open every Wednesday night 7-9pm and runs until June 17.
D12 pull the plug on coming to Halifax. YEESH!
Another concert drops out. What -- Is it me?
Love those reconstructed t-shirts at Love, Me
Local designers transform old clothes into art.
Euro smash with Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Bobbies on bicycles two by two, Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben, etc
Stairway To Hamilton (Just Friends)
By Mark Black
CBC Poetry Face-off: Vote for Nanci Lee
Listen then vote for the Halifax poet tomorrow
How to Have Sex With Canadians (indie)
By Doug Taylor
Friday Sure Thing: Tongan Death Grip EP Release Show
TDG with The Stolen Minks, Dead Pinkertons, Minivan Halen and Maritime Meltdown.
By Laura Kenins
Slipway Fires (Vertigo)
By Trevor Savory
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
It's Blitz! (Interscope)
Concentration (Outside Music)
By Sean Flinn
Pride and Prejudice and kittens
By Joey Comeau
True North Diner's retro-fitted comforts
The chow at Bedford's True North Diner stands on guard for thee, usually, says our minister of food, Liz Feltham.
By Liz Feltham
An intense sense of romance
Dan says don’t blame the girls, buddy: You’re probably just an asshole.
By Dan Savage
Halifax sees two of the busiest cruise ship days of the year this week
By Martin Bauman
The Wanderer Grounds podcast: The Halifax Wanderers are playoff-bound—and damn, it feels good
Halifax’s Sydney Hayden vies for cake crown on The Great Canadian Baking Show
Jonathan Torrens makes Neptune debut in The Play That Goes Wrong
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.