All posts by Martha Stratton

Martha is a marketer who came to Halifax for school and ended up staying. In addition to goofing with her family, which includes her husband, baby companion and best dog, she enjoys black coffee, fresh air and great music. She’ll always choose cake over pie, and believes pizza is the perfect food. Martha knows the best weekends include diner breakfasts, trips to the market, and catching a salt water breeze.
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8 PERFECT Ideas for a First Date in Halifax

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Picking a spot for a first date is never easy. Coming up with “creative” date ideas can be exhausting, and there’s a fine line between activities that allow for conversation to get to know one another, without making it feel like you’re describing your best qualities in a job interview. It’s a lot of pressure!

Lucky for you we’ve compiled a list of tried and true first date locations in Halifax so that all you need to focus on is having a great time!

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Here’s what you should know about the Halifax Explosion

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Want to learn more about the disaster that shaped Atlantic Canada’s largest city 100 years ago but not sure where to start? We’ve got your back. Here’s a basic summary of the catastrophic collision that occurred on the morning of December 6th, 1917.

Cities around the world have been shaped by the major disasters in their past. Events like the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 are responsible for moulding both the cultural and physical aspects of their environment. Unfortunately, Halifax is not exempt from catastrophic disaster, having experienced the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

On the morning of December 6th, the Norwegian aid ship Imo collided with the French arms vessel Mont-Blanc in the narrows, the waterway linking the Bedford Basin and the Halifax Harbour. Although the collision itself was minor, it ignited a fire that burned for twenty minutes, drawing spectators to the shoreline who were unaware of the grave danger presented by the fire. Only a few naval officers and Vincent Coleman, railway dispatcher, knew the explosive cargo that was aboard the Mont-Blanc.

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