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  • Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2010
  • Vol. 18, No. 9
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  • Shoptalk
  • HB Studios to close Halifax operation

    Lunenburg-based videogame producer HB Studios is closing its satellite Halifax operation. "The current projects under development at the Halifax studio are to be completed before the studio officially closes on September 17," confirms Melanie Williams, director of operations at HB. "Twenty-five of the 29 staff have been offered the chance to relocate to Lunenburg; six have taken up the opportunity." Aimed at videogamers who are also sports enthusiasts, HB has produced games with titles like NBA Live, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and, most recently, Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers. Founded in 2000, HB opened its Halifax operation in 2008. Blame "the

Food + Drink

  • Good-bye to the Brewery Market
  • The Feed
  • Good-bye to the Brewery Market

    [image-1] Now that it's history, I can confess: I've always hated the Brewery Market. Don't get me wrong; I've loved the idea of the market. On paper, thousands of people trekking to a historic building to buy locally grown food and crafts, people watching and socializing is all a grand thing. But the reality is that the market was one humungous claustrophobic pain in the ass. After the eighth time someone stepped on my foot, after the 120th elbow in the gut, the 23rd coffee spilled on me, the proud-of-myself-for-supporting-Farmers'-Markets feeling was replaced with Get-me-out-of-this-firetrap! I mean, I've been to

Arts + Culture

  • Rail Life
  • Arts News
  • Rail Life

    The Khyber’s new exhibition, Making Tracks, brings contemporary video art to VIA Rail travellers.


  • Sweet Sadies
  • Feature
  • Sweet Sadies

    The Toronto rockers get some love from the Polaris Prize critics and CanLit diva Margaret Atwood. Give ’em a hug on Saturday night.

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