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Flo brings peace, love and meditation to downtown Halifax

A new studio on Argyle wants to provide balance to suits and servers alike
In the heart of the bustle of downtown Halifax, you can find a peace, quiet and serenity—if you know where to look.  That place is called Flo, a newly opened modern meditation studio.

Halifax street style: Ochterloney Street

Scouring the streets for the city's most fashionable
Name: Logan Hawkes Age: 31 Occupation: Barber/co-owner at Lucky Cat Barbershop Spotted: Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth Wearing: Real Tree x Lucky Cat shop tee, Stan Ray painter pants, Thrasher x Vans slip-ons from Pro Skates, vintage Seiko watch

Have a whimsical weekend with these Sure Things

This weekend promises to be a goodie as The Discovery Centre hosts an adults-only game night, the new, multicultural Mosaic festival takes over the waterfront and the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival returns for year seven. If that wasn’t enough, R&B queen supreme Reeny Smith is throwing a house show, Sweet Crude brings Cajun rock to The Seahorse all the way from Louisiana and more!

DRINK THIS: Planters Ridge's Infatuation

An off-beat rosé frizzante, you’ll go gaga for.
Planters Ridge, still a new kid on the wine block in Nova Scotia, has been releasing an array of clean, innovative, high-quality wines since opening in 2014. It seems the winery nails it every season with at least one wine, and in very competitive categories— last year Planters Ridge made my favourite Tidal Bay by including the little-used grape Frontenac Blanc in the blend.

People are losing it over Halifax Transit’s new giant-ass bus tickets

“This blows my mind with how dumb it is,” responds members of the public.
As part of ongoing efforts to modernize Halifax Transit's technology and improve the ridership experience, bus tickets will soon be really, really, really big. The city put out a tender this week looking for someone to print the new transit tickets, which will each measure six inches in length by 2.75 inches in width.

Updated: Neo-nazi art thief publishing memoir

White supremacist John Mark Tillmann's book, Stealing the Past, has been put on hold by Nimbus.
UPDATE: Nimbus has issued the following statement about Tillmann's book: “In August 2017, Nimbus signed a contract with Mr. Tillmann after receiving a manuscript submission from him, which he had written in prison while serving a nearly eight-year sentence for over forty charges, including fraud, theft, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a forged document, and obstruction of justice.

The Middle Spoon's delivering drinks

The downtown desserterie is taking their cakes, and cocktails, on the road
Knock knock.

NRA’s recipe for moose donair meat takes a shot at Maritimers

Plus you can take the “What is donair sauce made of?” quiz.
The National Rifle Association’s ongoing efforts to make guns a totally normal lifestyle choice in the USA have now taken aim at Halifax’s official totally normal lifestyle choice, the donair.

25 for 25: episode 2002

Stephanie Domet on censorship scandals at the Daily News, Mary Vingoe on the day the Arts Council was killed and Delvina Bernard on Black musicians fighting for recognition in Nova Scotia.
Stephanie Domet is in studio reflecting on censorship scandals at the Halifax Daily News and ethics in journalism.

Concert announcement: Jack White, November 14 at the Scotiabank Centre

Don't bring your phone though.
White Stripe and Cape Breton descendant Jack White returns to Halifax for the first time since the Stripes' 2007 Canadian tour; this round is in support of his latest album Boarding House Reach. In keeping with White's whole deal, this will be a phone-free show.

Misleading billboard fuels false information about abortion

Research lawyer Jennifer Taylor was “fired up and frustrated” when she saw the sign on Windmill Road.
A Dartmouth billboard reading ‘Canada has no abortion laws’ is turning heads and raising ire. The sign on Windmill Road is rented on a four-week contract and paid for by We Need A Law—a religious advocacy group based in Vancouver and Ottawa.

Sarah & Tom accessorizes a growing Halifax with Asian pop culture

The indie gift store chain has Nova Scotian roots, but no local outlet until now.
If you’re on the hunt for a giant plush Pikachu, some colourful notebook stickers and a giant tube of wasabi that dispenses toilet paper...well, you’ve got some odd-yet-specific tastes.

Girl on the Moon makes a splash

Alison Durning blends unique fashion and practicality with her handmade swimwear
Alison Durning makes something you never thought you’d need, something no one else in the city is making: crochet bikini tops and bottoms.

25 for 25: episode 2001

Talking 9/11 with Halifax airport president Joyce Carter, activist Michael Karanicolas and former Atlantic Film Festival director Lia Rinaldo.
Airport president Joyce Carter calls in to talk about 9/11 and looking after the thousands of stranded passengers who suddenly found themselves stuck in Halifax. Activist Michael Karanicolas is here in studio discussing the erosion of privacy rights in the aftermath of devastating catastrophes.

Make your Natal Day long weekend extra-lit with these Sure Things

Multiple fireworks shows and the Halifax Busker Festival bring high-energy glitz to the holiday weekend, while the Halifax Opera Fest continues a glamour-doused run and a Caribbean culture fest heats up The Common for maximum good times.

The weight

Homophobia, hate crimes and the murder of Gregory Gerald Jodrey.
On August 7, 1993, Gregory Gerald Jodrey of Gaspereaux, Nova Scotia was murdered in Wolfville. Gregory was my best friend and I loved him dearly.

DRINK THIS: Avondale Sky’s Benediction

The Geisenheim-based bubbly that packs a gentle punch is back.
Avondale Sky Winery just released a new vintage of its Benediction, a traditional (Champagne) method sparkling wine made from Geisenheim 318—a grape hybrid bred at (and named for) the Geisenheim Research Centre, from parents Riesling and Chancellor.

Sobeys pharmacist spied on, shared private medical records

Manager Robyn Keddy illegally accessed highly sensitive personal health information over a two-year period to satisfy personal curiosity, says privacy commissioner.
A Sobeys pharmacist “snooped” on the confidential medical history of friends, family and coworkers over a two year period and the province failed to adequately look into the serious privacy breach. Those shocking details are contained in two new investigations released Wednesday by Nova Scotia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Sober second thoughts on Halifax smoking ban

Council asks for staff report on exempting tobacco from new public smoking restrictions. Cannabis not so lucky.
After banning darts and breaking hearts, Halifax may ease off its public smoking prohibition—for cigarettes, at least.

25 for 25: episode 2000

Halifax's urban forester John Simmons recounts tales from the brown spruce longhorn beetle wars.
We're finally in the new Willennium.

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