The origin of the delightful donair

Donairs, we either love them or hate them. For me, I belong to the former. In the current issue of Halifax Magazine, I have a story which looks at just how the beloved donair came to be. Oddly enough, my inspiration for the story dates back almost nine years. At…

What to do with the NSLC?

Earlier today, I made my radio debut and appeared as a guest on News 95.7’s Maritime Morning Weekend Edition to talk about a story of mine that is in the current issue of Halifax Magazine. The story largely focuses on the NSLC and what the different political parties in Nova…

A follow-up about HRM secrecy

In March 2011, I had a story in Halifax Magazine about HRM’s penchant for secrecy. The timing for the story couldn’t have been better because within days of its publication, news of the HRM concert scandal broke. (In a curious coincidence, I had filed the story about five months before…

The story behind my donair story

In the current issue of Halifax Magazine, I have a few stories in there, including one about Nova Scotia’s most beloved (and despised) food offering: the donair. (I fall into the category of somebody who loves them.) The story is titled “Halifax’s tastiest export” and it talks about a donair/pizza…

Now eating humble pie

Back when it was announced the NFL season would be a go, I wrote a post talking about how my beloved 49ers were looking at another year of mediocrity because of the lack of moves they were making in the preseason. How wrong was I. Fast forward to the present…

Looking for the perfect gift option? What about buying nothing?

With the holidays approaching, I just remembered an article I wrote two years ago that is perfect for this time of year. It’s all about the idea of a Buy Nothing Christmas, a movement whose name pretty much explains what it is all about. The article was published in Halifax’s…

Why I stopped subscribing to National Geographic and Rolling Stone

As a freelance writer, I feel it’s important to support the publishing industry. Not surprisingly, I subscribe to almost 10 magazines, a daily newspaper and an online news site. But in the last year, the number of publications I subscribe to has dropped by two. The latest casualty is National…

The CFL and Halifax

One of the great things about being a freelance writer is that you often get to write about things that interest you. (Contrary to popular belief, there are benefits to being a freelance writer.) My latest cover story for Halifax Magazine is a prime example of why I love what…

A “sports” movie unlike any other

Traditional sports movies are predictable: a team faces some sort of challenge and wins in the end. (If my San Francisco 49ers worked like this in real life, I’d be a more pleasant person during the months of September to January.) I recently saw a “sports” movie that was unlike any I…

Metro story about Brad Marchand

Yesterday, a story of mine about Brad Marchand was published in Metro. It was part of a larger feature about Marchand and his hometown Stanley Cup parade. This story in particular was about what his friends thought of him winning the cup. I spoke with Ryan Hillier, a childhood friend…

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