HURRICANE UPDATE: Sept. 22, 2020 With Hurricane Teddy bringing potential power outages, all non-gala films that were originally available from Sept. 17-24 along with the REEL EAST COAST SHORTS GALA on Sept. 23 will be extended with access until Sunday, Sept.27 at 11:59 p.m. All other Gala Presentations will maintain their original access dates.
It takes a village to fill the shelves at one local gift shop in Chester, N.S. Located in the tourism hub on Pleasant Street, just across the corner from The Foc'sle Tavern, The Village Emporium offers a unique retail experience for artisans
While the global pandemic left small business owners everywhere questioning their futures, one local entrepreneur went against the grain and decided it was time to get into the game. Mark Taylor isn't a barber or hairdresser, and his long-term plans never included owning a barbershop, but his business savvy knows an opportunity when he sees one.
By Nicole Gnazdowsky We spend a lot of time trying to find that perfect gift for our perfect someone during the holiday season, only to scratch off the price tag and put it in whatever gift bag we have left over from the previous
HALIFAX-Haligonians proved no amount of fog could dampen their spirits Saturday, as thousands came out to the Halifax Common, in the heart of the city, to take part in Canada 150 celebrations. The sea of people gathered for Fuse Festival may have been dotted with umbrellas and rain ponchos, but smiles peered from underneath as the crowd danced along to performers on stage.
Building foundations and artifacts have been buried beneath the city since the 18th century Demolition at a new construction site downtown has revealed pieces of old wharves and waterfront businesses from the 1770s. Stephen Davis is an archeological consultant at Davis McIntyre and Associates Ltd.
Amber Bhujel set an ambitious goal for himself last August as he planted his garden - to keep things growing throughout the winter. Despite the enviable levels of snow he would face, and having never grown in such conditions before, Bhujel, through years of experience of trial and error with agriculture, was confident with the right care, his plot at the Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax would provide him with fresh food year around.
'These things aren't supposed to happen to working people,' said single mother Shannon Graham
"A lot of people who offered things were people who didn't have much to give, but they offered what they had" Shannon Graham and her son, DJ, say they are overwhelmed with the helpful responses they've received from strangers across the province after the Signal published their story last week.
As Custio Clayton unlatches the huge metal box containing his recently won, gold encrusted, championship belts, his four young kids play in the backyard and his dog greets him at the door to his mothers' home. The Dartmouth boxer has returned home a champion, speaking humbly about his success, but every once and a while you catch a glimmer of a smile.
A new micro-brewery in Elmsdale has found a way to differentiate itself amidst one of the alcohol market's most popular growing trends -- making it the first of its kind. Chill Street Fresh Beer and Cider Market is the first micro-brewery to open its doors within a supermarket in Nova Scotia, said the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).
Garlic fingers, donairs and lobster rolls - staples in the diet of any Maritimer. So much so that as one Haligonian moved west, he knew exactly what he needed to bring along. Inspired by all things East Coast, Josh Robinson and business partner Samim Aminzadah opened a restaurant in downtown Calgary to introduce the west to the foods they'd been missing out on.
Not everyone dressing up as clowns are bad guys. But Jarrid Brooks is concerned that if people continue to dress as creepy clowns and jump out at people, then when he brings his Pennywise the clown costume to Hal-Con next month he could be in trouble.
Community gardens across the Halifax region are growing more than just produce - they're helping to grow the communities they are in. Over the past five years, the number of community gardens popping up across HRM has grown significantly.
Food waste and food insecurity are two huge problems faced in Nova Scotia, but yet, the two problems could solve each other. Square Roots, a Halifax-based organization, has set out to develop creative solutions to these problems by putting unsold food from restaurants (that would otherwise go in the garbage) on the table of those in need by exchanging a pre-purchased token for a meal.