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25 for 25: episode 2014

It's the Khyber, forever, with Emily Davidson, and comic superstar Kate Leth shares her strange adventures.
Emily Davidson, noted friend of the Khyber, joins us to talk about her group's efforts to save 1588 Barrington Street from indifferent city staff who wanted the historic arts incubator sold off as surplus back in 2014.

Have a super-sweet weekend with these Sure Things

Ride the sugar high of the best days of the week with an international dance party blending socca, reggae and Afro-house; the triumphant return of soul singer Erin Costelo at her long-awaited album release show; a movie capturing the beauty of the night sky; the launch of a queer romance novel and more.

Thirty years of magic at The Black Market

Downtown’s beloved import boutique celebrates three decades of bringing gems from around the world into the homes of Haligonians.
The Black Market Boutique claims its own corner of the city boldly.

Halifax is not Canada’s Black Mecca

In Toronto, the racism we endured was more sophisticated and subliminal. In Nova Scotia, it’s brazen.
Growing up in Toronto we all thought of Nova Scotia as Canada’s Black Mecca.

Season ticket drive begins for Halifax's non-existent CFL team

Pay $50 for the chance to buy discounted tickets on a team that doesn't yet exist who will play in a stadium that's not even approved.
Atlantic Canadians who want to vote for the name of Halifax's new CFL team will first need to fork over a $50 deposit on season tickets for a team that may never exist. Maritime Football Limited Partnership and CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie held a news conference Wednesday at Saint Mary’s University announcing the ticket drive and naming contest as they once again look to build public interest in a franchise calling Atlantic Canada home.

25 for 25: episode 2013

Graham Steele on the end of Nova Scotia's NDP government and Selena Ross on the story of Rehtaeh.
Former finance minister Graham Steele is with us as we dissect the NDP government's collapse back in the 2013 provincial election.

Here are your 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award winners

A mix of vets and newbies round out this year's slate.
On year million of two million parked in Truro, the 2018 Nova Scotia Music Week came to an end last night with a whack of awards voted on by the membership of Music Nova Scotia and handed out at a Holiday Inn. There was no landslide victory, which is actually exciting, meaning some old faves—David Myles, Mo Kenney—and some exciting newcomers—Hillsburn, No, It's Fine—picked up newly designed trophies this year.

WE Day Atlantic not happening

Non-profit walks away from $65,000 in municipal funding but promises it'll be back again next year.
For the first time since 2013, there will be no WE Day in Halifax. The Canadian non-profit confirms it has no plans to host a WE Day Atlantic this year, even with $65,000 in public funding available from the city.

Police launch investigation into mishandling of evidence

Four civilian employees in the Exhibit and Property department put on administrative leave.
Halifax Regional Police have launched an internal investigation into four of their own employees over the mishandling of evidence. A release from HRP says the investigation comes in response to information that materials in HRP's Exhibit and Property department were improperly handled.

Have simply the best weekend with these Sure Things

From the annual Best of Halifax Ball to Kamp’s continued run at Neptune to Julie Nesrallah's dramatic spin on classical music, there's lots to gold-worthy weekend ideas below!

No clear answers on stadium finances

Halifax says it's taking on no financial risk with the proposal. Maritime Football Limited says otherwise.
The city’s CAO says Halifax won’t be taking on any financial risk to help pay for a proposed $190-million CFL stadium.

25 for 25: episode 2012

Remembering Raymond Taavel with Barry Boyce and talking Halifax Locals with Sean MacGillivray.
This week on the podcast we look back at the life and death of Raymond Taavel with his longtime friend and coworker Barry Boyce. Then, Sean MacGillivray stops by to talk about the contentious online community of Halifax Locals, which shut down in 2012.

Halifax tackles funding options for $200-million CFL stadium

Maritime Football Limited wants Shannon Park—and a lot of government help—for its proposed football expansion.
Maritime Football Limited wants to buy 20 acres of land at Shannon Park for a $200-million football stadium—but first the province and the municipality have to agree to help pay for it. A staff report on the much-anticipated stadium proposal coming to city council on Tuesday recommends that HRM completes a “thorough business case analysis” for a stadium district on the Shannon Park land before agreeing to shift hundreds of millions of dollars in public tax revenue to the private business venture.

Have a hair-raising Halloweekend with these Sure Things

Haunted houses, scary screenings and the biggest shin digs in the city mark the year's eeriest eve with all kinds of fun. Peep the can't miss events below and then get back to finishing your agave costume.

How I learned to embrace the Halloween spirit

It took me two decades to grow past my Baptist upbringing and treat October 31 as the fun, friendly celebration it really is.
I celebrated my first Halloween at 22. And since this is now in print, I have to publicly apologize to my God-fearing parents.

25 for 25: episode 2011

Rich Aucoin goes behind the music for We're All Dying To Live and Stephanie Johns prints a curse word on our cover.
This week on the podcast, all-around awesome person Rich Aucoin (one of the tallest people Tara knows) is with us talking about his triumphant year in 2011; headlining the Pop Explosion and releasing his long-awaited album, We're All Dying To Live. Then, arts editor Stephanie Johns is back with stories of outrage from the one time The Coast printed a swear word on its cover.

Have a poppin' weekend with these Sure Things

It's an explosive weekend as the Halifax Pop Explosion continues its city-wide takeover, Atlantic Fashion Week delivers designer duds for its 12th season and Boston singer-songwriter Bryan McPherson plays two Halifax shows! If cannabis' first legal weekend has you looking for a good time, scroll on.

DRINK THIS: North Brewing Company's Breakwater pineapple lime sour

SUMMER 4EVER
The word flurries has resurfaced in our collective lexicon, but North Brewing Company (2576 Agricola Street and 62 Ochterloney Street) is still dreaming of summer barbecues and sours.

Football and Canada’s duty to consult Indigenous nations

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision has changed the rules of the game to favour the visiting team.
As problematic as football is, with the Washington R*****ns and the Kansas City Chiefs, the game holds a special place in my heart.

Boutique Banking

North End’s KEW Home designed by chance, customer service and loyalty
“It was one of those happenstance moments,” David McQuaid says about running into Ray Frizzell in Toronto. They started talking about furniture and products, and their own vision for a new boutique furniture store in Halifax.

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