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Dressed in red

The following photos are the product of a morning spent scouring north-end streets for the colour red.

Wind and rain play havoc with a poster tacked to a power pole at the corner of Kaye and Gottingen.


A bold red colour for a hydrostone home down the hill from Needham Park.


Holiday decorations persist deep into January at this Northwood Terrace home.


Plenty of red on offer in the window displays at Hydrostone Market.


The Hydrostone Market.

St. Mark's Church on Gottingen.

Pounding feet and personal bests



HALIFAX — Once again Maynard Street played a pivotal role hosting the Blue Nose Marathon. Over 5,800 runners ran north on the residential road on Sunday before doing different loops around the north end and Dartmouth depending on whether they were 5k, 10k, half-marathon or marathon racers.

Thanks to the North and Agricola reader who provided these pictures but declined to be credited.

Weeds, pasta-making and Moonshine Ramblers


HALIFAX — The Dandelion Festival started on the weekend. According to the event website, it celebrates the “original home-grown, DIY, local, non-corporate, uncultivated anarchist of the plant world.”

Families should note Saturday’s “Extravaganza” at the George Dixon Centre, featuring kid’s games, live music and a potluck. Thanks to organizers who sent over the schedule printed below.

SCHEDULE FOR MAY 5 – 8
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Pasta making and cooking with Moonfire Organic Farm (at Union Mission Kitchen, 2107 Brunswick St.)

Thursday, 6 p.m.
Edible weed walk with Jen Stotland (starting at George Dixon horseshoe courts, 2501 Gottingen St.)

Friday, 6 p.m.
Fermentation workshop. Mead and ginger beer with Jocelyne and Natalia (at the Grainery, 2385 Agricola St.)

Saturday, 3:30-8 p.m.
Dandelion Festival Celebration (at George Dixon Centre). Features a potluck with dandelion foods; information tables; children’s games; live music and entertainment; Moonshine Ramblers at 7 p.m.; and an open mic for poetry, music and stories. Free admission. Donations appreciated.

Birney Route Map (1928)

Birney Route Map (1928)

This 1928 route map shows a tram line leading into Point Pleasant Park. Used with permission of authors of The Halifax Street Railway (Nimbus).

HALIFAX — The fabled Birney tram cars ran these routes until just after the Second World War. The 1928 route map updates the diagram from a year before. The updated version shows new tracks serving Point Pleasant Park, and connecting the Armdale route to the now-demolished Simpsons store at the bottom of Chebucto Road. Also of note is the cheerful electrically-charged running man.

Thanks again to Don Artz and Don Cunningham, authors of The Halifax Street Railway (Nimbus), for this image.

Detail from the 1928 map.


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