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Small but Mighty - A Year in Beer at North Brewing

by Meghan Stewart, on Thu, 06 Feb 2014 | No Comments

This is the story of two guys and one dream to brew Belgian beer in Halifax.

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First ever Cask Fest hits Halifax

by Meghan Stewart, on Wed, 11 Dec 2013 | No Comments

For the uninitiated, cask conditioned ale is a beer that starts brewing in the fermenter; then it's carefully transferred to a cask for 1-2 weeks, where it ferments a second time. You can't test the beer until the fermentation is complete. When successful, the result is brew that offers subtle carbonation and full, complex flavours. As a beer geek myself, all I can say is - try it. You'll get it.

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Halloween Fun in Nova Scotia

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Fri, 25 Oct 2013 | No Comments

Halloween is just around the corner and whether you prefer tricks or treats, there's something to delight ghouls and goblins of all ages. From family friendly pumpkin parades to the scariest of haunted houses, here's a few Halloween treats to check out.

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Hiking around York Redoubt

by Jim Cyr, on Mon, 06 May 2013 | No Comments

Starting in 1793, York Redoubt was an important defensive piece of the British during its various conflicts with France. With straight line of sight to both the Halifax Citadel and Fort McNab, York Redoubt was the first line of defense as you approached the Halifax Harbour.

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From our community: Nova Scotia road trip ideas

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Tue, 30 Apr 2013 | No Comments

Nova Scotia really is the spirit of the perfect road trip. Around every turn is something new to discover. Whether it's a vibrant seaside town, the perfect spot to get ice cream, a one-of-a-kind shop, or a beautiful sandy beach, you're bound to find something you'll love. All you need to do is hop in the car, turn on your perfect road trip playlist, roll the windows down and go explore all Nova Scotia has to offer. While we've created some of our own road trips, we know there's still more discover. You don't have to take our word for it - we've asked our Facebook community for their ideas and they've given us some great ideas for road trips to take all year long.

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Snowshoeing At Oakfield Provincial Park

by Jim Cyr, on Wed, 06 Mar 2013 | No Comments

The park itself is a popular day-use location during the summer with its green picnic space, beach and boat launch. In the winter,the hiking trails and the gated road becomes part of a larger network where you can enjoy snow shoeing or cross country skiing.

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Labour Day weekend: the last hurrah of summer in Nova Scotia

by Krista Spurr, on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 | No Comments

Blogger Krista Spurr relives her best adventures of summer 2012 and brainstorms ways to spend the last long weekend of an amazing summer traveling in Nova Scotia.

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Halifax Seaport Beerfest 2012

by Krista Spurr, on Fri, 10 Aug 2012 | Comments (3)

Blogger Krista Spurr visits the Halifax Seaport Beerfest and finds a balmy evening full of interesting beer from near and far, and great Nova Scotia food.

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10 reasons you should visit the 2012 Tall Ships Festival

by Cynthia Bragg, on Thu, 12 Apr 2012 | Comments (5)

The Tall Ships Festival, last hosted in Halifax in 2009, is returning to Nova Scotia this year, making this year a really great year to visit! I love the Tall Ships Festival for the excitement and majesty it brings. Here are my top 10 reasons why you'll love them too!

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Titanic - The Halifax Connection

by Cynthia Bragg, on Tue, 13 Mar 2012 | 1 comment

The Halifax connection to the Titanic is profound as any city's could be, being part of the recovery effort of a major disaster.

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Hiking Along Mount Uniacke's Lost Highway

by Jim Cyr, on Wed, 04 Jan 2012 | Comments (3)

You see, the road from Halifax to Windsor had mile markers along the way. Most were made out of wood, but some were carved into stone. Somewhere along the Post Road trail was mile marker 27.

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No wonder Theodore's always smiling!

by Justin Dickie, on Fri, 09 Dec 2011 | No Comments

Theodore Tugboat was once the star of a children's show, named after him, that originally aired for eight seasons, producing 130 episodes shown in of 80 different countries. He lives a life of celebrity, recognized as an icon on the Halifax waterfront for his trademark smile that brightens everyone's spirits.

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Awards, inaugural calls and multi-ship days highlight 2011 cruise season

by Justin Dickie, on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 | No Comments

When Jewel of the Seas departs the Halifax Seaport at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, it will mark the end to another successful cruise season for Halifax. More than 120 cruise vessels visited the Port of Halifax this season, bringing over 240,000 passengers to our region.

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Ghost Walk!

by Alexandra Lawrence, on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 | No Comments

Murders, troubled spirits, haunted buildings and a splash of history. All abound when you join Andy Smith for a Ghost Walk around the beautiful city of Halifax.

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'The Avid Cruiser' tours Nova Scotia (Part Two)

by Justin Dickie, on Mon, 22 Aug 2011 | No Comments

After a tour of the Halifax Seaport, I joined 'The Avid Cruiser' Ralph Grizzle and crew as we hopped on an Ambassatours Big Pink Bus and did some quick sightseeing in Halifax.

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'The Avid Cruiser' tours Nova Scotia (Part One)

by Justin Dickie, on Tue, 16 Aug 2011 | No Comments

'The Avid Cruiser,' as Grizzle is most commonly known, is a widely-respected cruise blogger from North Carolina who was recently in our region with videographer Chris Stanley producing a travel show for cruise ships.

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A traditional approach to a traditional craft

by Justin Dickie, on Tue, 02 Aug 2011 | 1 comment

I recently had a chance to go into NovaScotian Crystal on the Halifax Waterfront to see what all the fuss was about. I'd heard they mouth-blow and hand-cut crystal, but I didn't really know what that involved. Now to have seen it first hand, I can tell you it's a must see when you're in Halifax.

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Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

by Kim Humes, on Tue, 26 Jul 2011 | No Comments

In Purcell's Cove, there exists a place with a dark and morbid history, where the spirits of pirates and rum runners lurk...on Deadman's Island.

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Harbour Hoppin'

by Justin Dickie, on Fri, 08 Jul 2011 | 1 comment

Going on the Harbour Hopper is an event. My tour guide, Dana, was funny and energetic - exemplified by getting all tourists to "ribbit" right off the bat. When you're on vacation, you want something light and fun and Dana provided that to the fullest.

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The Halifax Seaport is event and local culture central this summer

by Justin Dickie, on Fri, 24 Jun 2011 | No Comments

As the Halifax Seaport district continues to grow, so too does the flurry of activity at the Seaport during the beautiful summer months. Whether you're planning a cruise with Halifax on the itinerary, arranging a longer-term Nova Scotia getaway or if you're someone local just looking for fun stuff to do, here are five events well worth taking in over the summer months at the Halifax Seaport.

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