The day the Internet dies

By Diana Computer Rage GIF Sometimes I think that we would all be so much better off if the Internet collapsed. Or at the very least, social media networks. I was reading this article: The Death of Civility in the Digital Age that Yoni Freedhoff shared on <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" href="http://www.weightymatters.ca/" target="_blank" …read more Source: Bite My...

Peter Dennis Wines Oct13

Peter Dennis Wines

By darmyers At the Festival of Wines, I got to meet legendary winemaker, Peter Dennis. He is such …read more Source: Wine-In My...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Oct11

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of October 4th – 11th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 227 (272, 285, 280, 227) *233Sold: 108 (138, 174, 167, 141) *131Sale To Listing Ratio: 48% (51%, 61%, 60%, 62%) *56%Price Changes: 173 (174, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Halifax Water’s empty threat of legal action against customers Oct11

Halifax Water’s empty threat of legal action against customers

By Parker Some residents of West End Halifax arrived home last week to find notices taped to their front doors threatening legal action if they did not book appointments to let Halifax Water install new smart meters within 72 hours, a deadline that expired over the holiday weekend. “If an appointment is not …read more Source: The...

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse Opens in Dartmouth Oct11

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse Opens in Dartmouth

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Dartmouth, NS) – The exciting PEI brewer Upstreet Craft Brewing in partnership with Chef Bill Pratt, Founder and Director of the Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants, opened Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse at 612 Windmill Road. The restaurant will be a traditional Southern BBQ …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Saltbox Brewery Announces $25,000 Research Grant Oct10

Saltbox Brewery Announces $25,000 Research Grant

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Mahone Bay, NS) – Acadia University and Saltbox Brewery are continuing their partnership on a project to develop indigenous yeast strains suitable for making truly local beer. The amount of the research grant made by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is $25,000 to carry …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

To keto or not to keto

By Diana I feel like there’s one thing missing from a lot of the discussion about the keto diet (and similar extreme diets, really). Everyone talks a lot about whether or not it “works” with proponents on both sides, research supporting both sides, arguing that it does or doesn’t work for weight …read more Source: Bite My...

The Festival of Wines Grand Tasting Oct06

The Festival of Wines Grand Tasting

By darmyers Last Saturday I attended one of the Grand Tastings for the annual Festival of Wines here in Halifax. The theme was celebrating the wines of North America, however, all the countries were represented. My mission while there was to only try wines I’ve never had before, and I …read more Source: Wine-In My...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Oct04

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of September 27th – October 4th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 272 (285, 280, 227, 208) *315Sold: 138 (174, 167, 141, 126) *124Sale To Listing Ratio: 51% (61%, 60%, 62%, 61%) *40%Price Changes: 174 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Cheap shots mar the Auditor General’s credibility Oct04

Cheap shots mar the Auditor General’s credibility

By Parker Yesterday’s report by the Auditor General chides the NS Health Authority for spending $889 on a “staff farewell party” for 35 people. Michael Pickup complains the event, “lacked policy direction and documentation (e.g., attendees, business rationale, approvals).” But he gives no further details. Was it a retirement party? For how many …read more Source: The...

Behind The Beer at Schoolhouse Brewery Oct02

Behind The Beer at Schoolhouse Brewery

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) NSLive.tv asked me if I would like to chat with a brewer, well I love talking and beer so Hell yes I said. The result is Behind The Beer at Schoolhouse Brewery http://nslive.tv/btb1-schoolhouse/ . Check it out and let me know what …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Will soy give you strong bones? Spoiler: maybe, if you’re a rat

By Diana Recently there was a lot of criticism of a NYT article about what’s making us fat that was really about what diets might make mice fat. Along the same lines is this research from the University of Missouri that found soy diets might increase women’s bone strength. The study …read more Source: Bite My...

Festival of Wines Sep29

Festival of Wines

By darmyers I’m heading to the annual Festival of Wines this evening, and the theme this year is ‘Discover the Wines of North America’. The Festival has been going on most of the week, but I’m attending tonight’s grand tasting. I’m embarking on a journey through the wines of Canada …read more Source: Wine-In My...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Sep27

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of September 20th-27th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 285 (280, 227, 208, 294) *267Sold: 174 (167, 141, 126, 147) *148Sale To Listing Ratio: 61% (60%, 62%, 61%, 50%) *55%Price Changes: 172 (163, 161, 143, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

To placate self-serving scolds, Ottawa abandons a policy of compassion Sep26

To placate self-serving scolds, Ottawa abandons a policy of compassion

By Parker Let’s pause to consider the evil done by Opposition parties, pandering media, sanctimonious citizens, and Ministers of the Crown who can’t stand political heat. Case in point: Last December, a Halifax jury found Christopher Garnier guilty of a grotesque murder: After a night of drinking and sex, Garnier strangled Truro police constable …read more Source: The...

Can we take chocolate milk out of politics already?

By Diana You would think that I wouldn’t have anything left to say about chocolate milk by now. I wish that you were right. I would have thought that I wouldn’t either until I read this article the other day about the school nutrition policy in New Brunswick and …read more Source: Bite My...

Que Syrah Syrah Sep22

Que Syrah Syrah

By darmyers Syrah is seductive, spicy, and just plain delicious. Genetically it’s the same grape as Shiraz, but Syrah tends to come out of the Old World, where as Shiraz is more New World. Which is why they tend to be done in very different styles. It is grown …read more Source: Wine-In My...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Sep20

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of September 13th-20th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 280 (227, 208, 294, 255) *272Sold: 167 (141, 126, 147, 146) *143Sale To Listing Ratio: 60% (62%, 61%, 50%, 57%) *53%Price Changes: 163 (161, 143, 158, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Newest Addition to the Cusden-Rock Family Sep19

The Newest Addition to the Cusden-Rock Family

By Michael Cusden Sorry, sorry if the title was misleading. It’s actually the subject line I used in a mass email to family and friends almost nine years ago. This email was sent out a few days after Katie and I became parents for the first time. The day we came home with …read more Source: Like A...

If men got pregnant…

By Diana Today I just want to rant a little bit about the patriarchy and research, particularly in relation to mothers and pregnant women. You’ve likely all heard about the difference between men and women when it comes to heart attacks, leading to missed diagnoses in many women, and …read more Source: Bite My...

Doing the wrong thing at Crescent Beach Sep17

Doing the wrong thing at Crescent Beach

By Parker Peter Barss, who has been campaigning against the province’s plan to excavate 60 truckloads of dunes from Crescent Beach, buttonholed his MLA, Attorney General Mark Furey, at a public event over the weekend: We were at the Petite Rivière Fireman’s Breakfast. He said the work …read more Source: The...

How Merlot Can You Go Sep15

How Merlot Can You Go

By darmyers Ever since Paul Giamatti said ‘I’m not drinking any f*&kin’ Merlot’ in the movie Sideways, Merlot has take a bit of a bad rap. Merlot, however, has a noble history. The earliest recorded mentions date back to 1784 when a local official called this dark wine from the …read more Source: Wine-In My...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Sep14

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of September 6th-13th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 227 (208, 294, 255, 241) *322Sold: 141 (126, 147, 146, 167) *156Sale To Listing Ratio: 62% (61%, 50%, 57%, 69%) *48%Price Changes: 161 (143, 158, 153, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Inviting contractors to pave sand dunes in Canada’s Ocean Playground Sep13

Inviting contractors to pave sand dunes in Canada’s Ocean Playground

By Parker My friend and sometime relative Peter Barss, a resident of West Dublin, Lunenburg County, has been prodding provincial officials about their plan to repave the road along the top of Crescent Beach, three kilometres from his home. The project calls for removing 60 truckloads of sand from the beach’s dune system …read more Source: The...

Must Halifax Council humiliate and punish nicotine addicts? Sep11

Must Halifax Council humiliate and punish nicotine addicts?

By Parker In May of 1989, I spent several days in a Rockport, Maine, hospital watching my mother die of emphysema. It’s an agonizing way to go, like drowning in ultra slow motion. Flora Best Donham was a strong-willed woman who worked as a homemaker, university fundraiser, peace activist, art gallery manager, and …read more Source: The...