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There’s a new cheesecake in town
by Feleshia Chandler on August 4, 2020 at 6:41 pm
And it’s not your typical cherry topping and graham cracker crust. Fresh, light and creamy. These are the words Ecem Akdeniz uses to describe San Sebastian cheesecake—the specialty at her new home-based business, Chéché Bakery.…
David Bowie’s son traces Canadian heritage through Pier 21
by Victoria Walton on August 4, 2020 at 4:48 pm
The Scotiabank Family History Centre helped Duncan Jones find the Canadian link. On Thursday, the child of legendary rockstar David Bowie tweeted about Halifax’s own immigration museum, Pier 21. Filmmaker Duncan Jones, 49, is the only child of Bowie and his first wife Angie (nee Barnett), who were married from 1970 to 1980.…
Nap Eyes knows what's new is old again
by Morgan Mullin on July 31, 2020 at 6:52 pm
How the band's latest album—Snapshot Of A Beginner—acts as both a mirror and update to its 2014 debut. If time is a flat circle, there’s one band that has worn down its circumference, a sonic traversing turning into a deep groove filled with shimmery, dirt-speckled indie rock.…
"We have a story to tell," says organizer of Operation Black Lives Matter North Preston
by Feleshia Chandler on July 31, 2020 at 6:36 pm
Tomorrow, August 1, the North Preston Action Committee along with descendants of African Americans living in Nova Scotia are hosting a Black Lives Matter rally. It will take place at the Cenotaph next to the North Preston Recreation Center scheduled to begin at 2pm.…
Where to get a locally made mask in Halifax
by Morgan Mullin on July 31, 2020 at 2:35 pm
Are you ready? Tomorrow, July 31, is the day that masks become mandatory in indoor public spaces.…
The Town’s End Tavern comes to an end before it begins
by Feleshia Chandler on July 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm
Doug Townsend and Renée Lavalée are keeping the focus on their current operations. The Town’s End Tavern hoped to make waves as the newest pub on Portland Street this summer, but plans have now been put on ice. The tavern was a passion project started by Doug Townsend and Renée Lavalée—owners of the Canteen and Little C, both also on Portland directly across from the proposed new location.…
Canadian Cannabis News
Cannabis edibles in high demand but not quite a jackpot for Toronto store owners facing shortages
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on January 17, 2020 at 4:18 pm
The so-called cannabis 2.0 products (cookies, chocolates, gummies — even tea) are appealing to the province’s cannabis-curious who can’t or don’t want to smoke it. So much so, in fact, that stores haven’t been able to keep up with demand.
Saskatchewan opening up retail cannabis market to help meet consumer demand
by The Canadian Press on October 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm
The government says it will open the market to more retailers in the hope of discouraging competition from illegal sellers.
Cannabis courses and programs wafting across Canadian university and college campuses
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on July 26, 2019 at 4:35 pm
At least 12 post-secondary schools are getting in on the educational boom, developing scientific knowledge and preparing students for work in the industry.
In high-stakes world of pot edibles, cannabis companies aim to start small
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on July 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
Unlike the cornucopia of pot-wares sold in legalized U.S. states, Canadian firms have opted to focus on a small core of offerings when the edibles market opens up in December.
A long way from Pablo Escobar: Colombian entrepreneur seeks to sell Canadians medical cannabis
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on June 23, 2019 at 11:00 am
As Colombia promotes legal trade, and fights stigma, company seeks importation licence to prepare for when Canada turns to foreign producers.