Ben Cousins

Dartmouth bakery not-so-sweet

Move over, Cake Boss – here comes the kinky cake boss. The Temptress Bakery in Dartmouth specializes in “naughty” cakes designed for Valentine’s Day, bachelor parties and birthdays. Susan Beaton and Melissa Sutherland co-own the business, making cakes in the shapes of penises, full bodies of women and everything sexy in between. [...]

Tigers roar for mental health

The Dalhousie Tigers’ basketball teams played host to Make Some Noise night, an initiative designed to raise awareness about mental health. The men’s and women’s basketball teams faced off against the Memorial University Sea-Hawks in a pair of games on Saturday night. A portion of the proceeds from the two games will support mental health initiatives. [...]

Old is new again in Halifax

The Resolutes Amateur Athletics Club is Nova Scotia’s oldest members only club, in business since 1901. Membership costs $10 per year. For the frequent sports bar attendee, the fee pays for itself after just one or two visits. The club is not for profit, meaning that drinks and food are cheap — a pint of beer is $4 and nothing on the menu costs more than $10. [...]

Warm weather makes par

Golfing in December is becoming the norm in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. What was once a time for hot cocoa and skiing is now a time for hitting the links in almost springtime conditions. “We usually close by the last week of November, but if the conditions stay decent, we stay open,” said Osbourne Ward, owner of Eagle Crest Golf Course in Centreville, near Kentville. The course was open until Dec. 29 this year. “The only day we closed was Christmas day,” said Ward. They hosted 110 people on Dec. 28 and all 44 carts were rented out. [...]