Vol. 18, No. 4
Welcome to Fleet Week
What International Fleet Review Week means to Halifax, and for a sagging Canadian navy.
By Anna Duckworth
Meeting Queen Elizabeth
If it happens, it'll be quick, so use this advice to make the most of your royal audience
By Sue Carter Flinn
How to get on a boat
You can tour dozens of ships in town, but be careful what you bring aboard
By Charlene Davis
Darell Dexter approved moving Bridge Terminal onto Dartmouth Common land in 1995
In pre-internet days, the premier was a Dartmouth city councillor
By Tim Bousquet
Fleet review from Georges Island
Intrepid Coast reporter gets a special view of the harbour happenings.
By Carsten Knox
Nova Scotia's take on the latest G8 fashions
Local designers develop a collection for G8 women that doesn't include combat boots.
Halifax Patio King hits 20
Your Father's Moustache reaches two decades high above Spring Garden
Food fit for a Queen
We get the inside scoop on Queen Elizabeth's Halifax nosh.
Decode the Fleet Week navy uniform, from sub-lieutenants to officers.
Street Market Sunday
Gottingen Street Market opens
Outside The Lines to close
Quinpool bookstore bids goodbye at the end of June
Taj Mahal reopens
The popular Indian restaurant opens its doors
Trinity is Two at Park Lane
Sales at locally owned jewellery store celebrate 24 months
Old age blues
As stock market meltdowns gut our RSSPs and threaten company pension plans, it’s time to better fund the Canada Pension Plan.
By Bruce Wark
Vote for Forsyth in TIFF's emerging filmmakers competition
Halifax filmmaker chosen as one of five to create a film about water.
Theatre Arts Guild: Twelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose's play offers social commentary on the US in the 1950s, while TAG gives it a beautifully vintage feel.
By Kate Watson
HRM's Contemporary Visual Art Award Shortlist Exhibition
Artists Aaron Weldon, Kyle Monchuk, David Harper, Jessica Hein and Sara Hartland-Rowe exhibit their shortlisted works.
Grand Chief Membertou 400
The Halifax Common plays host to a powwow that includes a performance from Buffy Sainte Marie.
By Holly Gordon
Getting a souvenir tattoo
Halifax tattoo artists talk anchors, swallows and other ways for sailors to mark Fleet Week
Directed by Oren Moverman (Oscilloscope)
By Sean Flinn
Directed by Andrew Bujalski (The Cinema Guild)
Cigar Box Banjo: Notes on Music and Life
Paul Quarrington (GreyStone)
Ways of Staying
Kevin Bloom (Portobello/Anansi)
Toy Story 3's your friend to the end
Pixar delivers a witty, poignant and masterful sequel.
By Tara Thorne
Jonah Hex dishes out the distasteful
Shit explodes and Megan Fox’s cleavage permanently glistens in this load of nonsense.
By Matt Semansky
No handouts necessary for Please Give
Director Nicole Holofcener continues to master "The Moment."
Kat Frick Miller's royal paintings
Screenprinter and painter finds Queen Elizabeth a perfect model.
Capture the Flag: tonight at 7pm
Raindate posted on Facebook by 5pm, if needed.
The real J-Bru
The Jason LP bridges the gap between the popular party MC and the refreshingly honest rapper.
Amelia Curran Plays for the Queen
deets for your face
By Alison Lang
Word on the Street moves back to the street
September 26 at Victoria Park
So Long, And Thanks for All The Bricks
the cuban assassins are no more
For the Common good
An iPod play that takes you on a magical tour through the city's centre.
It Kills is reborn
Out of i see rowboats comes It Kills, a soaring, experimental trio.
By Shannon Webb-Campbell
Grimes, Silly Kissers, Duzheknew, DJ James Reid
Catherine Boucher---AKA Grimes---brings her gothic pop to Halifax for her first tour outside of Montreal.
The Lucy Grays, The Numbered Head, Wizard
It's time for shit show number two as The Lucy Grays plays its first gig since their EP release.
Brett Ryan's salvation
The soul man delivers Salvation Radio to Stayner's Wharf.
Salvation Radio (independent)
By Doug Taylor
Saint Bartlett (Secretly Canadian)
By Dave Hayden
Chants (The Vibrations in the Streets Keep Me Weak in the Knees) (independent)
By Ryan Hemsworth
Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles
The Grand Bounce (Universal)
By Faith Erin Hicks
True Story by Ghettosocks
By Mike Holmes
Halifax has enough restaurant diversity for 5,000 visiting sailors can find a familiar meal, says Melissa Buote.
By Melissa Buote
What do you do with a drunken sailor during Fleet Week? Send 'em to an English pub, of course.
A sailor's guide to watering holes
Halifax's bar scene joins the Navy's centennial celebrations.
By Lizzy Hill
Free Will Astrology
Slip flowers under your pillow, Sagittarius.
By Rob Brezsny
Deal with your genital fear
To please yourself or your partner, you need to be comfortable with what’s below your waists.
Go Local: Bedford
An artery right into the heart of Bedford, the highway has everything from Asian groceries to Middle Eastern carpets to outlets of fine footwear.
How to pick up, or put off, a sailor
Tips from exotic dancers and a female sailor on dealing with horny seamen
World Cup referees continue to spark controversy
A tournament riddled with bad officiating.
By Kiyan Sobhani
Fabio Capello - Passionate Coach.
Capello has learned some nice new words in English.
Go USA... ?
USA leaves it late to qualify.
Best of Halifax 2023 Readers' Choice Awards winners
By Kyle Shaw
Stop the build on new French-language school on the peninsula, says suspended school board member
By Lauren Phillips, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A giant load of cars and one enormous container ship arrive in Halifax Harbour this week
By Martin Bauman
Every big show coming to Halifax (and beyond) in 2024
By Team Coast