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...

In the chocolate milk war which side will you take?

By Diana A school in Ottawa decided to no-longer offer chocolate milk to students as part of their milk program. This, I should add, was based on a vote taken at a parent council meeting. Predictably, a bunch of parents, students, and assorted individuals from all over the province are outraged at …read more Source: Bite My...

Grape From The Heart Sep08

Grape From The Heart

By darmyers I couldn’t get the song ‘Straight From The Heart’ by Bryan Adams out of my head yesterday, so I decided to use that as the basis of this week’s wine blog. I do love wine so these wines come ‘grape from the heart’, if you’ll pardon the pun, are beautiful …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Wheelchair activists vindicated—despite our feckless HR Commission Sep06

Wheelchair activists vindicated—despite our feckless HR Commission

By Parker The long quest of five wheelchair activists protesting the province’s discriminatory administration of its Food Safety Regulations ended in victory today, but their marathon trek exemplifies much what’s wrong with Nova Scotia’s torpid, ineffectual Human Rights Commission: The Commission took 770 days to resolve the complaint It twice refused to accept the …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Sep06

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 August 30th – September 6th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 208 (294, 255, 241, 309) *275Sold: 126 (147, 146, 167, 176) *117Sale To Listing Ratio: 61% (50%, 57%, 69%, 57%) *43%Price Changes: 143 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

National Red Wine Day Sep01

National Red Wine Day

By darmyers Tuesday past was National Red Wine Day and I found myself the subject of a radio interview, on Mix 96-5, a radio station here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was trying to upload the interview, but I can’t seem to be able to do it on this site. <img data-attachment-id="5428" …read more Source: Wine-In My...