First look: Thief & Bandit’s downtown showroom/studio

Designer and artist Amie Cunningham celebrates nearly 10 years in the fashion world by showcasing her process and her products.
Thief & Bandit grand opening 1673 Barrington Street Saturday May 25, 11am-5pm


On a visit to Halifax’s charming, personal gem of a neighbourhood, enjoy a unique mix of shops, services and eateries that specialize in the charming, personal touch.
From the Earth, made for you

Eight plus-a-penthouse storey building plans approved for Robie, Cunard and Compton Street block

One more development squeaks in before the centre plan
The latest development to get approval while the Centre Plan nears crunch time will sit eight and a bit storeys high on Robie Street between Cunard and Compton Streets facing the Halifax Common.

First Aid Kit cancels all summer dates, including Halifax

The past weekend was made long in the bad way with an announcement that First Aid Kit, AKA sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, have cancelled all their summer dates, included a highly anticipated Halifax Jazz Festival appearance in July.

After a nine-month search, Dal's new president starts in eight months

Dr. Deep Saini will be coming from the University of Canberra to take command at Dalhousie.
Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors announced Thursday that Dr. Deep Saini has been elected as the university’s new president and vice-chancellor.

Florida man comes all the way to Nova Scotia to yell at Emera

And warn that what comes after coal could still be bad.
An environmental group from Tampa Bay, Florida came to Halifax this week to protest their local energy provider’s mother company: Emera Inc.

Have a memorable Memorial Cup kickoff weekend with these Sure Things

A roller disco party, Mayworks Festival's climate change cry, Motorhead-y metal from Pale Mare and, of course, the first weekend of the Memorial Cup makes for an extra-memorable weekend.

Ramadan supports unavailable for prisoners in Burnside

“These people don’t care about my religion.”
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, a religiously significant month for Muslims, because it is during the Month of Ramadan that the Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).

KingsPier Curated Collections is heading to Halifax

New digs for the Dartmouth vintage seller
After four years of business in downtown Dartmouth, Laura MacNutt says the price is wrong.

Have the mother of all weekends with these Sure Things

Take a break from trying to comprehend camp and live it instead, with fun like an ABBA tribute band, a James Bond-themed art show and the mother of all vintage sales.

A Halifax Vintage Show presents the past

The Curio Collective brings together 30 vendors for the throwback weekend
A Halifax Vintage Show 1566 Barrington Street May 11 (10am-7pm) May 12 (10am-4pm) $2

The Loot brings streetwear to Charles Street

Attention shoppers, it's a new second-hand shop
“I curate vintage and thrift, inspired by ’90s, ’80s and early 2000s streetwear,” says Anna Campbell, the sole proprietor of The Loot, a new vintage shop in the former home of RIO (5781 Charles Street, behind EnVie). Donning a vintage pair of black Air Max 95s, Campbell says that the store is a result of family and community support.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Government support for electric vehicles drives down emissions

Make like Norway and plug in, Canada.
Electric vehicles won’t save us from runaway climate change, but they’re part of the solution, along with support for public transit and active transport like walking and cycling.

Almonak opens at Almon and Isleville

A new north end hangout for ya
There’s a little something for everyone at Almonak (5659 Almon Street).

Floorball's world championship rolls into Halifax this week

Teams from 16 countries are coming for a shot at the men's under-19 crown.
Halifax has played host of to a number of major sporting events, including the  World Junior Hockey Championships in 2003, the 2015 World Men's Curling Championship and the World Figure Skating Championships way back in 1990.

A whole bunch of men won ECMAs

Reeny Smith, Mallory Johnson, Kilmore, Makayla Lynn, Ouroboros and Vishtèn also won
The remaining 2019 East Coast Music Awards were handed out last night in Charlottetown, after an initial round on Thursday. There were only three repeat winners amongst the multiple nominees—North Preston's Reeny Smith, Enfield native Classified and Toronto resident Jeremy Dutcher—which is always nice (sweeps are boring).

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre workers form union

Move comes shortly after centre pauses it's counselling waitlist.
Workers at the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre are unionizing. Avalon is the only sexual assault centre in the Halifax Regional Municipality–that’s an area of over 400,000 people–and is chronically under-resourced.

Bonfire of the vanity plates

Alberta "freedom" organization grabs onto Grabher in personalized plate campaign.
An Alberta advocacy group seems driven to distraction by personalized plates.

UPDATE: Rugby gets kicked in the crotch by NS sports federation

In a surprise move, today the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation cancelled rugby in high schools across the province.
UPDATE TWO, TUESDAY MAY 7: So. On Thursday the NSSAF canned rugby, then Friday the education minister made his statement demanding its return, and that seemed like the last word.

Walk into the weekend with these Sure Things

Good times like the annual Jane's Walk celebration, a Metric/July Talk Big Ticket show and the Halifax Crafters spring market await.

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Vol 26, No 52
May 23, 2019

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