Here we go.. Located on the beautiful east coast of north america ..

 

 

Halifax Nova Scotia Canada 

Halifax (/ˈhælɨfæks/), formally the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The metropolitan area had a population of 390,096 in 2011 with 297,943 in the urban area. Formed by the 1996 amalgamation of Halifax County, the municipality is divided into 18 community planning areas, which are, in turn, divided into over 200 named communities and neighbourhoods, such as the former cities of Dartmouth and Halifax

(Darkside vs Haligonia)

Halifax is a major economic centre in eastern Canada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, Dalhousie University, the Halifax Shipyard, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of the municipality. Halifax was ranked by MoneySense magazine as the fourth best place to live in Canada for 2012,placed first on a list of "large cities by quality of life" and placed second in a list of "large cities of the future", both conducted by fDi Magazine for North and South American cities

Metropolitan Halifax is a term used to roughly describe the urban concentration surrounding Halifax Harbour, and includes the Halifax Peninsula, the core of Dartmouth, and the Bedford-Sackville areas. It is the Statistics Canada "population centre" of Halifax (2011 pop: 297,943). The dense urban core is centred on the Halifax Peninsula and the area of Dartmouth inside of the Circumferential Highway. The suburban area stretches into areas know as Mainland Halifax to the west, Cole Harbour to the east, and Bedford, Lower Sackville and Windsor Junction areas to the north

This urban area is the most populous urban area on Canada's Atlantic coast, and the second largest coastal population centre in the country, after Vancouver, British Columbia. Halifax currently accounts for 40% of Nova Scotia's population, and 15% of that of Atlantic Canada.

Despite its coastal location, the climate of Halifax is humid continental (Köppen Dfb), due to the prevailing westerly winds blowing from the mainland of the continent. Halifax's climate is, however, heavily influenced by its location on Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. The weather is usually milder in the winter or cooler in the summer than that of central Canada, with the temperature remaining (with occasional notable exceptions) between about −15 °C and 25 °C (5 °F to 77 °F) inland. Coastal sections have even less range due to strong maritime influence.

Precipitation is high year-round; snow, rain and ice mixes are common in the winter, though usually it is mild and rainy. Average monthly precipitation is highest from November to January due to intense late-fall to early-winter storms migrating usually from the Northeastern U.S., and lowest in summer, with August, the year's warmest month on average, also its driest on average. Halifax can receive extratropical storms, mostly between August and October. They are very rarely at hurricane force when they make landfall, the most recent exception being when Hurricane Juan, a Category 2 storm, hit in September 2003, and Hurricane Earl which grazed the coast as a Category 1 storm in 2010. Atlantic sea surface temperatures off the coast of Nova Scotia were warmer than normal those years, and the accelerated storm tracks did not allow for the weakening that usually occurs with hurricanes moving over the colder waters of the Nova Scotia coast after passing the Gulf Stream.

Halifax Harbour is a major port used by numerous shipping lines, administered by the Halifax Port Authority. The Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard have major installations along prominent sections of coastline in both Halifax and Dartmouth. The harbour is also home to a public ferry service connecting downtown Halifax to two locations in Dartmouth. Sheet Harbour is the other major port in the municipality and serves industrial shippers on the Eastern Shore.

The Halifax Port Authority's various shipping terminals constitute the eastern terminus of Canadian National Railway's transcontinental network. Via Rail Canada provides overnight passenger rail service from the Halifax Railway Station three days a week to Montreal with the Ocean, a train equipped with sleeper cars that stops in major centres along the way, such as Moncton. The Halifax Railway Station also serves as the terminus for Maritime Bus which serve destinations across Atlantic Canada.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport serves Halifax and most of the province, providing scheduled flights to domestic and international destinations. Shearwater, part of CFB Halifax, is the air base for maritime helicopters employed by the Royal Canadian Navy and is located on the eastern side of Halifax Harbour.

The municipality's urban core is linked by the Angus L. Macdonald and A. Murray MacKay suspension bridges, as well as the network of 100-series highways which function as expressways. The Armdale traffic circle is an infamous choke point for vehicle movement in the western part of the urban core, especially at rush hour.

The urban core of Halifax is served by Halifax Transit, which operates standard bus routes, bus-rapid transit routes, as well as the pedestrian-only Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry Service. Established in 1752, the municipality's ferry service is the oldest continuously running salt water ferry service in North America...not many cities in the world can boast that ..

here are some of our local artists

Brian Ahern, producer for Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash
Luke Boyd, musician
Mike Clattenburg, film director, creator of the award winning television series Trailer Park Boys
Denny Doherty, Founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas
Gerald Ferguson, artist
Sarah Jeanette Jackson, digital artist
Garry Neill Kennedy, artist, NSCAD University president 1967-1996, recipient of the Order of Canada award
Matt Mays, singer/songwriter
Sarah McLachlan, singer and songwriter
Peter North, adult film performer and producer
Ellen Page, Academy Award–nominated actress
Joel Plaskett, singer/songwriter
Sloan, alternative pop/rock quartet
Military[edit]
Philip Bent, Halifax-born recipient of the Victoria Cross for actions in Belgium during the First World War.

and a few of our Athletes
Eric Boulton, professional ice hockey player for the New York Islanders
Sidney Crosby, professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins
George Dixon, first black world boxing champion in any weight class, first ever Canadian-born boxing champion
TJ Grant, professional mixed martial artist and UFC Lightweight title contender. Most successful Canadian lightweight fighter in MMA history.
Colleen Jones, most successful Canadian women's skip in curling history
Nathan MacKinnon, professional ice hockey player for the Colorado Avalanche
Brad Marchand, professional ice hockey player for the Boston Bruins

The Halifax Regional Municipality has various recreational areas, including ocean and lake beaches and rural and urban parks. It has a host of organised community intramural sports at various facilities. Public schools and post-secondary institutions offer varsity and intramural sports.

The region is home to several semi-professional sport franchises, including the Halifax Rainmen of the NBL Canada and the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The region has hosted several major sporting events, including the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championship, 2003 Nokia Brier, the 2004 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, the 2005 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, and 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. From 1984 to 2007, the region was home to the CIS Men's Basketball Championship; the tournament was moved to Ottawa, Ontario, from 2008 to 2010 and returned to Halifax in 2011 and 2012. The 72nd Ice Hockey World Championship was held between May 2 and 18, 2008, in Halifax and Quebec City.

Halifax was selected in 2006 as the host city in Canada's bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games but withdrew on March 8, 2007, well before the November 9, 2007, selection date.

In February 2011, the municipality hosted the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

On May 26, 2013, the Halifax Mooseheads capped a 74-win season (going 74-7-3-1[22]) by defeating the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the MasterCard Memorial Cup Final, earning their first Memorial Cup in the process.[23]

Halifax is also home to several Rugby clubs, notably the Halifax Rugby Football Club and the Halifax Tars. The city is now also home to an Australian Rules Football team.

The Halifax Gaels are the local Hurling and Gaelic Football team, that compete in Canadian GAA events.

as far as local poker legends..we dont have a lot ..yet

Cory Carroll (born in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian professional poker player, who is a two time final tablist of World Poker Tour Championships and the winner of a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Championship Event.

also..Owen Crowe (born 1982) is a Canadian professional poker player from Halifax, Nova Scotia. As of 2011 he is known for having had four final tables in the past four years at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in large-field US$1,000 or US$1,500 events, two top-100 finishes in the WSOP main events in the prior three years, and a 5th place finish at the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event.[1][2] He was also successful in the inaugural Canadian Championships of Online Poker in 2010 and has greater online earning than live cash game earnings.

aside from a few home games and Dooly's pool hall running a small poker league (freeroll)( point system )