The Black Keys are coming to Halifax

The rock royalty continues its reign as it hits Halifax May 5.
After dropping an album that proved the duo still has lots to say—and still knows how cut a deep groove—in 2019's Let's Rock, the Black Keys are coming to Halifax.

Ten questions with Braden Lam

The Driftwood People's front person dishes about Stanning Tim Baker and his NSYNC phase.
He's been, it feels, a star poised to shoot from the start: Selling out spaces like The Carleton to fellow students to see their favourite indie-folkster sing about love and growing up. Winning prizes like the Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award for Best New Band and the SOCAN Award For Young Canadian Songwriters.

Kicking the plastic habit

Why local businesses are re-embracing traditional and sustainable packaging
  As a plant-based butchery, Gottingen Street's Real Fake Meats is far from a typical butcher shop.

Tough times in the retail woods

Halifax has lost five long-serving businesses in the last six months.
  If Halifax's business scene is like a forest, it's a joy to see new saplings take root (for example, here's a look at what a batch of newbies are up to on the waste-reduction front).

What happened to Santina Rao in a Halifax Walmart should never happen again

When rates of women in our prisons are rising, things must change.
The Hyde Inquiry.

Halifax Regional Police review suggests reorganization, more civilian input

Halifax Regional Council passed almost all recommendations from a recent review to improve the organization.
It’s time for a little re-organizing at Halifax Police Headquarters now that regional council has approved a slew of recommendations designed to amp up the “effectiveness and efficiencies” of policing in HRM, including new roles for civilians. In November 2019, Vancouver-based Perivale and Taylor Consulting prepared a $195,000 report on the internal workings of Halifax’s policing, resulting in 29 recommendations to help streamline the organization.

HRM’s shopping centres are a no-go zone for folks with accessibility needs

Poor design at Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing is putting people at risk and costing businesses money.

Eater, know thyself?

Pull up a chair to Megan Dean's talk tonight.
If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a professor of food philosophy thinks about every day, make a date for Wednesday, January 15's homecoming lecture by King’s College grad Megan Dean, now a food-philosophy prof at New York state's Hamilton College. 

ZZ Top announces Halifax show May 20

See the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer alongside Cheap Trick at the Scotiabank Centre.
It calls itself "the little ol' band from Texas," but ZZ Top has gone on to prove it's an act with legs (which, naturally, knows how to use them), outlasting many of its glam-rock peers and riding a red-hot rod into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Now, it's bringing hits like "Sharp Dressed Man" and "La Grange" to the on Scotiabank Centre on May 20, bringing Cheap Trick along for the trip.

OBEY Convention becomes EVERYSEEKER

The music festival all about discovery and creativity rebrands.
View this post on Instagram JUST PLAYED DRUNK ON @hkcronline LOL GO LISTEN A post shared by chippy (@chippyxnonstop) on Jan 6, 2020 at 6:31am PST [Above: Chippy Nonstop, Toronto DJ du jour, will come to Halifax as part of the fest's expanded off-season programming.]

Hot winter daze at SENSEA Nordic Spa

Get really, really really relaxed at the South Shore’s one-of-a-kind spa.
On a 26-acre parcel of land outside the Nova Scotia coastal village of Chester is a spa unlike any other in the province.

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