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News - June 18th, 2012

It’s one of the first things you ask someone when you find out they’re visiting Halifax: “Have you had a donair yet?”

Donairs are quintessentially Haligonian, they are the stuff that both dreams and indigestion are made of. They are also a point of pride, which leads to discussions (and even arguments) as to what is the best way to make them and why you can’t (or can) get one outside of the Maritimes.  I recently had the opportunity to write about this very topic in the pages of The Globe And Mail.  The story itself soon found itself on Reddit and within two days of it being on the website,it had been shared over four thousand times. I guess people really do love donairs.

Speaking of all things Halifax, this past weekend was the first OUTeast Queer Film Festival. I had the chance to sit down with the organisers, as well as one of the filmmakers who was screening his short at the festival.

Also this past weekend was the Halifax edition of the World Naked Bike Ride. I went down to the event to speak with some of the participants and shot a short video about it.