Halifax is a tough job market. With its low-cost of living, accessibility, and proximity to untouched outdoors, its a desirable place to live, work, and play. The only caveat is finding work. If you want to find a job in this city, you’re going to need to get creative.
Where are you going to look when you need a new restaurant? Yelp is handy but kind of subjective and TripAdvisor is overwhelming and jumbled. There is, however, one resource that sets the standard when it comes to food recommendations. And that’s ‘You Gotta Eat Here’.
Funny guy John Catucci is always on the hunt for Canada’s best comfort food for Food Network’s popular show. Catucci dives into the restaurants, exploring their famous dishes and learning what makes them special directly from the chefs, owners, and patrons that make each location so special.
For the past 12 years, Canada’s Top 100 Employers has compiled a list of the most desirable places to work in Nova Scotia. These rankings include comparisons to employers in the same industry as well as 8 categories that include workplace atmosphere, benefits, and community involvement, among others.
Below are the 14 companies that made the list, as well as why they are such a desirable employer.
Prostly might be the greatest beer website you haven’t heard of. It’s a travel magazine that features locations throughout the world and everything they have to do with beer. As part of Canada 150 celebrations, they pulled together 150 breweries to visit in our great country. And lucky for us Nova Scotians, we were included!
To save you time, here are the Nova Scotian breweries featured on ‘150 Breweries To Visit During Canada 150’ as well as our beer recommendations.
Halifax Public Gardens — One of the only Victorian Gardens in Canada, Halifax Public Gardens occupies the top spot on this list. Over 16 acres located in the heart of downtown guests will see floral displays that include exotic and tropical species of trees and shrubs. The Gardens also feature a bandstand that treats guests to free concerts in the summer.
I am a grown-up. I have a disposable income. I pay taxes. I still buy the cheapest beer available. Now — before diving into this experiment, there needs to be clarification. I’m looking for the cheapest beer that you can consume at your own home. So no bars are included. And they need to be craft beer. This means any commercially-produced macro beers don’t count.
Directions to Hirtles Beach (above) can be found here.
People who live in a beautiful place like Nova Scotia take it for granted. With the natural beauty we can access and trendy lifestyle we can live, keeping a pulse on what’s trending Halifax is no small task. You might opt the path of least resistance, one which leads to Netflix binging on Saturday afternoon or merely sticking to a routine, both which help avoid the disappointment, wasted time, and down-right unfamiliarity that comes with trying something new.