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Sandwich Showcase: Cheese Steak at Willy’s

Willy’s Fresh Cut Fries & Burgers5239 Blowers St, Halifax I usually think of Willy’s as a place to get drunken poutine after a night of debauchery.…
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Bioderma Photoderm

Did you know Bioderma has a Photoderm sun care line with the orange accent packaging? I didn't, until I received some products to try. Another thing…
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Adventures In Local Food

Food Snapshots: We’re Growing Positive Food Environments!

We’ve been working in vibrant communities to grow Positive Food Environments: the physical and social spaces that help to normalize healthy eating by…
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But Mommm: Parenting Styles

by mom blogger, Tracy Ashley You’ve probably heard of the term helicopter parents, dolphin parents and free-range parents but do you know what they…
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Chocolate Banana Coffee Shake

I've been a little lazy lately blog reader; instead of making my regular green smoothies I've been cheating just a little with this grown up version…
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CCGS Edward Cornwallis refit this August.

The Feds announced on Friday that NEWDOCK St. John's Dockyard Limited for important refit and maintenance work for the CCGS Edward Cornwallis.The…

Events All Weekend to Celebrate 120 years of Natal Day

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Bring your family and friends, it’s time to celebrate 120 years of Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day when the Bell Aliant Natal Day Festival kicks off this Friday, July 31.

The four-day festival features 30 events, many of them free, including family activities, live concerts, pancake breakfasts, one of the oldest parades in Atlantic Canada and a spectacular fireworks show launched from a barge in the middle of Halifax Harbour.

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New traffic lights installed in Clayton Park

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Regional Municipality is advising resident and motorists that traffic lights are now operational at the new Lacewood/Radcliffe drives intersection.

These lights are necessary to accommodate the expected increase in traffic and bus operations at the soon-to-open Halifax Transit bus terminal.

For the next week the lights will flash amber for traffic driving on Lacewood Drive and red for traffic coming off Radcliffe Drive.

The lights will be fully operational beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The municipality asks for extra caution in the area as motorists become accustomed to the new traffic control measures.


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Sandwich Showcase: Cheese Steak at Willy’s

Willy’s Fresh Cut Fries & Burgers
5239 Blowers St, Halifax

I usually think of Willy’s as a place to get drunken poutine after a night of debauchery. It consistently holds down the title for Best Poutine in the Coast’s Best of Halifax Awards, despite being right across the street from Smoke’s Poutinerie.

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Bioderma Photoderm

Did you know Bioderma has a Photoderm sun care line with the orange accent packaging? I didn't, until I received some products to try. Another thing I didn't know: there is sunscreen lotion spray :)

This is Photoderm SPF40 lotion spray, with high protection UVA-UVB and Cellular Bioprotection to combat premature cutaneous aging.
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Students Finding Success in Apprenticeship Summer Co-ops

Close to 100 students are getting a chance to explore careers in skilled trades this summer.

TestDrive and Building Futures for Youth allow students to earn high school co-op credits and hours towards apprenticeship certification in the automotive service and construction trades.

Caleb Erskine, a youth apprentice working part-time with Atlantic Acura, got his start through the TestDrive program.

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Province Helps Fund Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Centre Improvements

The provincial government is providing $200,000 over the next three years for improvements to Ducks Unlimited Canada's Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre and the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.

"These improvements will enhance the visitor experience and draw more people to enjoy the Greenwing centre and the animals at the wildlife park," said MLA Margaret Miller, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines, at an announcement today, July 28, at the centre.

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Man Scalds Sleeping Victim

At 10:39 pm last night, Halifax Regional Police responded to an assault at the 2100 block of Barrington Street. Officers located the victim with burns to his face and neck area. The suspect, a 25 year old male from Halifax, had poured hot water on the sleeping victim and fled the scene. HRP is currently trying to capture the suspect.

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Man Stabs Another, Drives Victim to Hospital

At 10:17 pm last night, members of the Halifax Regional Police responded to a stabbing at the 900 block of McLean Street in Halifax. Upon arrival, police learned that the suspect drove the victim to the hospital. Officers attended the QE2 Health Science Centre and arrested the suspect. The victim, a 23 year old male from Halifax, was treated for non life threatening injuries and released. The 20 year old accused will be attending court on July 28th to face charges of Aggravated Assault and, Assault With a Weapon.

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But Mommm: Parenting Styles

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by mom blogger, Tracy Ashley

You’ve probably heard of the term helicopter parents, dolphin parents and free-range parents but do you know what they mean or where you might fit into any of them?

I’m not much for labels or being boxed into a category but a few recent things got me thinking.

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Reading Obituaries

Me...now I love trivia! Never challenge a librarian -- never mind a reference librarian-- to a game of Trivia Pursuit. Mind you I must admit I have lost at this game but only because I have bad luck landing on the pies.

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New recycling app tells residents what goes where

Monday, July 27, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality has released a new mobile and web-based application to help residents properly source separate their waste, in anticipation of the switch to clear garbage bags and other changes at the curb in effect August 1.

The new Halifax Recycles app is a handy resource to help residents keep track of solid waste collection schedules, and to help determine what goes where for garbage, recycling and organic materials.

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Kinap Beach reopens to swimming

Monday, July 27, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kinap Beach in Porters Lake has reopened for swimming.

Tests last week showed high bacteria levels in the water, but follow-up tests now show that the water is once again safe, as per Health Canada guidelines.

For more information on supervised municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the Halifax region, please visit http://www.halifax.ca/rec/Aquatics/Beaches.php


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