An Excerpt of… “What Kind of Sucks About Halifax, Nova Scotia”

It took me a long time to write this one, but then after reading it, I realized how harsh it sounded. In fact, I was told by certain people in my life that I should maybe refrain from posting it- at least for now. I wasn’t a complete bitch- much of what I had to say are in fact, real problems in Halifax. I have just decided to shelve it for a later date in the very near future. Some people have asked for a sample, so here it is. You’ll have to follow me on Twitter (@thedailysampler) or Facebook (The DS) to find out when I’ll post the rest! Muhaha!



Hey, so, a lot of people are not going to like this entry. In fact, it’s even hard for me to post, because I know what it’s like to have my home picked on. It’s not fun, and you think, “EFF YOU, JERK!” I also want to be honest about my experiences. If you can’t be honest, why write a blog, right? That being said, if you live in Halifax, and you want to comment on my observations, please do. I hope it won’t just be with the above comment, but with your own point view or discussion-starter. This is your town, and I’ve just been a visitor here for nine months. A lot of times, I’ve wanted to engage in conversations about Halifax on Twitter or in the media, but truthfully, I felt like it wasn’t my place. Here I can say it.. and it’s up to you if you want to respond.

I just have to say, if you were living in another country for a year, BELIEVE ME, you’d find things you both love and hate, too. It’s human nature. A lot of the time, it’s personal preference. Sometimes it’s cultural. Many of my observations are tongue-in-cheek, so just take it with a grain of salt, eh? I promised a full report of our time here, and a full report ye shall receive.

Halifax is a very cool, very beautiful place with a lot of potential. I actually felt a lot of the time like I appreciated it way more than the people who live here. I also think there are some serious (and not so serious) issues. Just embrace the potential- there is plenty of it here….




One thought on “An Excerpt of… “What Kind of Sucks About Halifax, Nova Scotia”

  1. Steve says:

    I hate living here… The art crowd is all communists or you have to paint light houses… People get mental if you try to do anything worth while with your life and actively seek to stop one from achieving anything.

    There is no money, but the politicians spend millions on useless shit.

    The galleries reject my work saying it doesn’t fit in or it wont sell.

    My paintings sell all around the world, but have never sold in Halifax.

    I am trying to get to Montreal, but Halifax is like a vortex of teeth that won’t let anyone go.

    You literally need to have enough money for a car or hitch hike.

    I am attempting to leave via boat with wheels since I have to take my paintings with me and therefore cannot hitch hike.

    This place turned me from a happy go lucky lad into a bitter, depressed and hateful person…

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