Small businesses around Halifax Regional Municipality are my favourite places to find Christmas gifts. I can always find the most thoughtful, personal gifts, and browsing shops that were lovingly curated and decorated is just so much nicer than stressing amongst the crowds of big box stores. Everyone wins shopping small - you find the most unique, high quality items while supporting your local community!

So as part of #C21AllPointsHomefortheHolidays, we're sharing the small businesses that make our home so special! Every Tuesday and Thursday until Christmas we'll be sharing some of our favourite products from local businesses all over Halifax Regional Municipality, we hope you get some ideas to treat that special someone - or yourself!

The Local Experts Gift Guide

Circle &…

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November is upon us and any Nova Scotian knows that the cold of winter is coming to Halifax sooner than later. With rising oil costs and general inflation, using (and paying for) more energy in your home than you actually need is something we'd all like to avoid.

Before cranking up your thermostat, and in turn your heating bill, here's five other things you can do to keep your home cozy and warm, all while keeping your energy bill low.

Family in warm home during winter

Fix Drafty Windows and Doors

Cold air can sneak through windows and doors in any home, cooling your home overall and leaving you reaching for the thermostat. So next windy, cold day check around your home for drafts by looking out for a soft breeze around your windows and doors. Stop these drafts in their place…

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One of the most important days of the year is just around the corner, Remembrance Day. The day we reflect on our history, show our gratitude for those who served, and thank those who continue to serve our country today. Every one of us wouldn't have the life we do today if it weren't for the thousands of brave, selfless people that made our country what it is today.

Remembrance Day poppies on memorial

Listed below are Remembrance Day Ceremonies taking place all over Halifax Regional Municipality.

2022 HRM Remembrance Day Ceremonies


Time: 10am

Location: Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington Street, Halifax

Time: 10am

Location: Sailors Memorial at Point Pleasant Park


Time: 10:30am

Location: Sullivan's Pond

Hammonds Plains

Time: 10:40am

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Not much else brings a community together like public art. Something for all to enjoy, carefully crafted by the community itself.

This has been a big year for art in Halifax and surrounding areas. With initiatives like Downtown Halifax's Gritty to Pretty Placemaking Program, Sackville Business Association's Mural program, and the Halifax Mural Festival, murals have popped up all over Halifax Regional Municipality! Keep reading for a list of Halifax's newest murals, the stories behind them and where to see them for yourself.

Sound of Time

1326 Barrington Street, downtown halifax | ABSEN | August 2022

ABSEN's red toned mural on the side of Barrington Consulting Group's brick heritage building is one of Downtown Halifax's newest additions,…

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Constant and never ending improvement. That's our mantra. Our team is constantly tweaking and adapting how we work to better serve you.

That's where Halifax's first ever Real Estate Mobile Office, or what we like to call, REMO, comes in. We fully customized this 16 foot travel trailer to serve as an office on the go; a place where we can work with you face to face, no matter where you are in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Halifax real estate mobile office at Bishops Landing

So how did this exciting new venture come to be? And where is it going? Let's hear it from the mind behind REMO himself, CENTURY 21 All Points' Broker & Co-Owner, David Yetman.

When did you first come up with the idea for a mobile real estate office?

25 years ago, I thought that it could be my own "USP" Unique…

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Have you ever dug into Halifax's haunted tales? An old city with plenty of history, Halifax is no stranger to suspicious happenings and unexplainable events. Read on for the paranormal stories of Halifax's most haunted places:

Foggy Halifax harbour

The Ghosts of the Five Fisherman Restaurant

Countless ghost sightings have happened at the Five Fisherman Restaurant in Downtown Halifax. From glasses flying off shelves to taps turning themselves on and off to mysterious whispers in the night, the ghosts of the Five Fisherman like to make themselves known.

Before becoming the popular fine seafood restaurant that it is today, the building was home to J.A. Snow Funeral Home which housed thousands of victims from two tragedies: the sinking of the Titanic and the Halifax…

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Grab your broomsticks and witches brew, it's Halloweentime in Halifax! From scary movie nights to Haunted Mansions to dog costume contests, Halifax knows how to get its spook on. Whether you're looking for your yearly dose of Halloween horror or just want to make Halloween memories with the family, keep reading for Halloween-themed events and things to do all over HRM.

Halloween decor on Halifax waterfront

Halloween Movie Party & Spooktacular Fireworks

October 22nd, 7pm | The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing | Free

The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing is throwing a Halloween Movie Party at the Pondside Amphitheatre! Spooky family favourite Hotel Transylvania will be shown followed by a "spooktacular" fireworks display at 9pm. Get out your costume and bring chairs and warm…

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Perfectly seasoned turkey with green beans, mashed potatoes cranberry sauce, what's better than a Thanksgiving turkey dinner? I'm already dreaming of it....I'm awoken by the thought of the hours of preparation come with cooking a Thanksgiving feast though - and that doesn't include creating the perfect Fall tablescape to give thanks around.

Luckily we have options. There's a number of restaurants in and around Halifax offering a delicious Thanksgiving meal all wrapped up to take home and share with your loved ones. If you're looking for a tasty Thanksgiving feast minus the hours or baking, boiling and basting, keep reading for all the spots in HRM you can grab a turkey dinner to go!

Family enjoying Thanksgiving dinner

Jane's Next Door

Order by October 6, 12pm | $80-$290 | 2053…

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Have you ever hosted Thanksgiving dinner? With lots of people, lots of dishes and lots of decor involved, it takes a whole lot of preparation to pull off the perfect, cozy-feeling and belly-filling Thanksgiving Dinner.

If it's your first time hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner, or you're just looking for tips to spruce up your usual routine, read on for our best tips for hosting the Thanksgiving Dinner of your dreams.

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Plan the Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner is no small feat and a lot of cooking for one person. Guests will likely expect turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dessert...the list goes on! Plan with your guests who's cooking what and who's bringing what. If homemade is not your route of choice this year, there's lots of great…

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The second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Friday, September 30th 2022. A day to honour the First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors of the Residential Schools, remember those who never returned, and reflect on our country’s and province’s history.

Keep reading for ways you can honour the day here in K'jipuktuk!

Wear An Orange Shirt

First established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day recognizes and raises awareness of the harm done by the residential school system to Indigenous families and children. The Orange Shirt was chosen as a reminder that Every Child Matters by Phyllis Webstad, whose brand new orange shirt was stripped from her on her first day of school when she was just 6 years old, a day she’s never forgotten. Read…

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